ARExA’s biomimetic research into urban food production systems will be showcased this week at this year’s international conference on computation and architecture – ACADIA 2015: Design in the Anthropocene.

GreenLab, a lightweight greenhouse, classroom and science lab on the roof of a school in lower Manhattan, employs phyllotaxis, and a number of other learnings from natural systems. It provided the design team an opportunity to rethink the greenhouse as both a performative and a pedagogical structure.

The project will be featured in the project exhibition and associated publication.

ACADIA 2015 COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGIES: Design in the Anthropocene will be taking place October 22nd-24th at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design.

ACADIA is an international network of digital design researchers and professionals. ACADIA supports critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning, and building science, encouraging innovation in design creativity, sustainability, and education.