The case for a semi-permeable architecture

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nq/nq0uz81y9zwjsh0g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Our current built environment squanders too much fresh water and other vital resources, and tips too many poisonous substances into our surroundings. To develop a more sustainable relationship with the natural world, we need to allow chemical exchanges that take place within our living spaces, and between the inside and the outside. We need to embrace permeability.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Professor of experimental architecture, Rachel Armstrong, endorses a renewed symbiotic relationship between the built and the natural worlds and explains the benefits of permeability with the help of recent technological developments in the field of biodesign, such as <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/350938/mushroom-material" rel="nofollow" >mycotecture</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/103274/algae" rel="nofollow" >algaetecture</a>, bioplastics, and a variety of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/790405/bioreactor" rel="nofollow" >bioreactors</a>.</p>          

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