Defining new architectural design principles with 'living' inorganic materials

Cronin, L. (2011) Defining new architectural design principles with 'living' inorganic materials. Architectural Design, 81(2), pp. 34-43. (doi:10.1002/ad.1210)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ad.1210

Abstract

At the University of Glasgow, Leroy Cronin is leading a group of scientists that are pioneering the engineering of a fundamentally new approach to building materials, which scales up from the nano scale to the micro. Cronin reflects on the possibilities of this new paradigm that gives inorganic cellular materials the potential to be ‘programmed’ to sense environmental changes, generate power, self-repair, shift properties and even compete with other building materials for resources.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cronin, Professor Leroy
Authors: Cronin, L.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Architectural Design
ISSN:0003-8504
ISSN (Online):1554-2769

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
461871Evolvable Process Design.Leroy CroninEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/F016360/1Chemistry