This video was developed as a slightly cynical fictional narrative to position the future of synthetic biology as one where the possibility of cheaper methods of assembly and construction via bacterial techniques would only bring about a much more efficient floor slab system. It acts as a P.R. tool for a Brazilian based genetic research company (Aesynth) which has developed a new floor slab system which has an air cavity distributed throughout allowing for a dramatic increase in usable floor height: more floors for the same height. I developed the project during an advanced architecture studio (Far Places) at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University under the direction of David Benjamin and the studio assistant, Jesse Blankenship. Credits: Much of this footage was borrowed from various lab footage as well as footage from promotional material distributed by FlatCut, a fabrication firm based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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