Biologist/Architect Creates Better Building Skin

Design News 10.31.12

Doris Kim Sung, a former biologist turned architect, used human skin as the inspiration for a new building material. Her no controls, zero-energy building skin is made of two different metals that react based on temperature. Featured in her installation, "Bloom," a 20-foot canopy installed in Los Angeles, were 14,000 separate and unique thermo-bimetal pieces.

In other news, check out finalists for Japan's national stadium, and find out how to keep your devices juiced when the power is out. See the headlines after the jump.

Biologist-Turned-Architect Invents "Breathing" Metal Building Skin | Architizer
The 11 Shortlisted Designs For Japan's New National Stadium | Architizer
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