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We use biological technology to grow terrestrial and celestial homes of the future.



The future of human habitation is being shaped by two major forces - climate change and space exploration. In either environment, it is inevitable that our homes have to be radically different from the ones we live in today.



We aim to make biologically enhanced future resilient zero-carbon smart homes. We envision not just a new living space but a new lifestyle for holistic wellbeing.

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We harness the natural capacities of photosynthetic Cyanobacteria, one of Earth's first living organisms and a potential terraforming agent to create living material ecological spaces.

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The Photonite 

The Photonite is a carbon-negative bio-augmentation that can be installed to transform homes. It is made of an engineered living material grown by combining methods inspired by artificial tissue engineering with photosynthetic Cyanobacteria species. It is biologically mineralized, structurally stable, and optically translucent. This living material platform is scalable and compatible with robotic fabrication for designed applications in family homes. 

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Microscopic images of the Photonite showing the aggregates bound by living, photosynthetic and mineralizing Cyanobacteria.

Technical presentation

Concept designs

*visualized by MidJourney AI

This project is a part of ongoing research at the Bio-Integrated Design Lab, University College London.


For more information on application potential, partnerships and research collaborations

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