I’m Koenraad. I came across biomaterials and now this forum through Ekoli, since some time ago working with children seemed like something I wanted to dedicate myself to. Biomaterials have since then piqued my interest.
I have a degree in architectural engineering and I also did some additional studies in urban planning.
So I saw the bacterial leather from Magma Nova growing on fluid and now I’m wondering : could you isolate a volume of water outdoors and grow a solid material on the spot… leading to a footbridge crossing the water surface for instance?
But my first idea when thinking about a physical object made of biomaterial was an abstract sculpture that grows (when you “feed” it), perhaps changing colour according to environmental factors… I like art. I still draw myself, mostly in an expressionistic kind of way.
In short, it could be something you can put on your windowsill, like a plant or a cactus. It’s structure could be like a shell structure for architectural purposes or all kinds of other structures bearing resemblence to what you see under a microscope.
I am just starting to get into biomaterials, so my knowledge about it and about it’s fabrication is still very limited at this time, but I hope I can make some meaningful contributions here on the forum nonetheless…