This post is by Katherine Guimapang from Archinect
Click here to view on the original site: Original Post
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec011dd50028a67d5fb0de3076af8562.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>What makes Dr. Oxman, the scientist, so unusual, said Paola Antonelli, the senior curator of architecture and design at MoMA, is her aesthetic sense. “She’s not afraid of formal elegance,” Ms. Antonelli said. “The reason why she is a gift to the field of architecture and design is that her science works, her aesthetics work, and her theory works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Tenured professor at the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/533253/mit-media-lab" rel="nofollow" >Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab</a>, Dr. Neri Oxman's larger than life approach to architecture and design has continuously turned heads. Her impact in the world of architecture has led her to various breakthroughs in understanding the relationship and possibility between nature and the built environment.
Coining the term, material ecology, Dr. Oxman and her motley crew at MIT has turned MIT’s Medial Lab into a fantastically eccentric playground. Through digital fabrication, synthetic design, and
design Dr. Oxman and her team have developed amazingly beautiful and technically provocative multifunctional structures you would find in a science fiction novel.
According to Dr. Oxman, “we treat design more like a gardening practice.” The use of organic materials like ground up shrimp shells and silkworms are the natural stars in …