ARCHIBIOTIC, VINCENT CALLEBAUT ARCHITECTURES
AADCU, Beijing 2008
China, English & Chinese Language
DATE : April 2008
TYPE : Architectural Monograph about Vincent Callebaut projects / AADCU Program
THEMA : Architecture + Bio + NICT
Essay : Alexandre Seron
Invited Architects : Jacques Rougerie, Claude Vasconi
Editor : Bruce Q. Lan / United Asia Art and Design Cooperation
FORMAT : 21.0x26.5cm / 304 p / Hardcover
ISBN : 9787560944661
LINKS : www.aadcu.org
WHAT IS AADCU PROGRAM ?
A non-profit organization in shifting of a multilateral platform through publication, exhibition and building project commission in China and Asia area, the program is conceived as a communication network attempt an ongoing, problematic, and evolutionary engagement with the world's recognized and fresh emerged pioneering architectural practices.
WHAT IS ARCHIBIOTIC ?
ARCHITECTURE + BIOTECHNOLOGIES + NEW INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES = ARCHIBIONICT
The association in Architecture of the Living (Bios) and the NICT (New Technologies of the Information and the Communication) can reach the antique Chinese thought that always refuse to separate the nature of the humanity that nourishes itself, the body and the spirit that would not exist without it.
Parallel to the research of new architectural prototypes with positive energy and positive biodiversity, i.e. producing more energy or biodiversity that they consume, we face with a global world in which the transmission of the information encounters a quasi fictional implosion. Whereas the humanity wishes a re-naturalised real world that develops itself durably, it gives itself body and soul by schizophrenic reaction in an endless virtual abyss controlling each daily gesture of the world-citizen. The civilisations are in continuous interactivity crossbreeding themselves under (into ?) new identities.
Further to the acceleration of the demographical evolution and the economical and industrial development of these last decades, the entropic activity is judged responsible of the «global ecological crisis». On the thesis, the Ecopolis of tomorrow will build themselves durably by the possible merge of the sciences of the nature and the technologies, the projects of the agency Vincent Callebaut design new innovations of green and sustainable architectures tending to a right balance of our human actions on our environment!
These intelligent and interactive buildings untilled “Archibiotics” are presented in this monograph around three reflection poles: Land’Arch, Virtual Matrix and Growing Process.