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Abstract: Bio-Architecture

Neri Oxman, Morgan Neville, Scott Dadich

5 mins

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This episode of Abstract: The Art of Design follows Israeli-American designer Neri Oxman's unusual path to MIT's Media Lab and her series of innovative projects.

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Abstract: Bio-Architecture

Abstract: Bio-Architecture

by Neri Oxman

Overview

When you combine the best of design, engineering, and science, you get a dome in the lobby of a university building filled with 6,500 silkworms. The silkworm dome in the MIT Media Lab was Neri Oxman's way of showcasing humans' ability to live in harmony with nature.

Netflix docuseries Abstract: The Art of Design is the creation of former editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine Scott Dadich. Each episode profiles a designer on the cutting edge of their field. In this episode, we meet Neri Oxman - an architect, scientist, engineer, and inventor who combines sustainable materials, groundbreaking structures, and machines to create artful architecture you just can't look away from.

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Usually art is for expression, science is for exploration, engineering is for invention, and design is for communication. Why can't we take these four squares and create a circle out of them?

- Neri Oxman

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