Biowaste as Architecture
In collaboration with Alyssa Tohyama
Advised by Prof. Ron Rael
What does it mean to design with waste?
The process of bio-fabrication allows for the creation of sustainable and natural alternatives to traditional petroleum-based plastics by enacting principles of a circular economy: designing to remove waste, keeping materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. Therefore, bioplastics provide an opportunity to move away from petroleum-based plastics used in architectural finishes and a solution to the current paradigm of plastic pollution from production, and plastic end-waste from the building and construction industry; the hybridization of plastic, waste, and degradation.

Furthermore, the development and act of bio-fabrication, in itself, is a form of material activism in that it allows users and creators to democratize means of production, educate on alternatives and opportunities for bio-plastics, and create avenues for true reform.
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Adobe Illustrator, Rhino, Modo, Adobe InDesign, 3D printing, laser cutter, CNC mill, woodworking, electrical circuit design, bio-fabrication
Bio-fabrication, design,