Is building sustainable homes which grow a reticulatum?


This could be the case if we think that nature is developing reticulated artifacts through the use of repletion these can be found in algae.

The heart of every design is the structure of it.

Through structure the shape of any object is defined and ultimately defines the outcome of the design. The design which we experience as individuals influences the way we move, plan and interact the society from urban planning to product design.

Nature teaches us that the circle is the perfect form which works well when it is considered in micro level such as molecules. The performance of inter-connection in nature, teaches us  that the perfect building form is the honeycomb.
We can make our structures flexible, which can allow them  to change from circle to honeycomb to accommodate rapid transition which can increase structural support in design.

Bio-morphed Environment
In this case study the ultimate goal is to provide a framework for structures that can be made flexible. The study interrogates the use of honeycomb structure which can make transitions from one form to the other, yet to maintain their structural support. With current technologies this can be achieved only at micron scale through cellular engineering and the aim of this case study is to maximize possibilities through defining a new strategy in building structures that can be bio-morphed to accommodate in any environment.

Biomimetics through the hydrodictyaceae algae
Honeycomb expresses beauty through its repetition of shape which engages the creation of stacks, while the water net express its beauty through connecting with other parts.
Water net has a system of 120 degrees interconnecting 3 branches and which expands through a nano tube.
In the case of Pediastrum cells, the structure ends abruptly and forms  little flagella like arms. To suggest a new structure it is essential to use the flagella like arms as joints.
These will enable designs to be disrupted into 3 pillars: length, force and dimension. If we get these pillars right, the quality of design can be improved through minimizing loss, weight and ultimately the volume of the structure.

We transit change to the creation of structures that are synthetic, yet, they follow simple rules in nature, which can connect seamlessly with other designs in its environment, using simple and effective connection points as in nature.

Strength vs Beauty
The finest and yet the strongest, crystal is the structure which makes strong materials.
With this in mind we have to create bonds that make the structure solid.
Also, it has to provide a framework that can multiply organic and can shape-shift its form while its structure design remains constraint and it connects realistically with form to define integrity.

To generate a structure which is feasible, yet it provides maximum structural support, the material should embed design catalysts that change the state of the structure. A change which reflects the shape of material through which the design of the structure is expressed.  If the structure accepts the design catalyst, then the material becomes economic without affecting its bonds, thus maintaining a strong structural support.
Now, the catalysts to change the state of materials depend upon the composition of materials alone, but when it comes to building bigger shapes that expand and contract significantly without too much change in the state of material is the ultimate state of design which we currently experience.

Morphing shapes through inter-connection
To generate design through a structure which changes its shape as it is being multiplied, yet it assembles beautifully in stacks vertically and horizontally. A design which can be altered, maintained and replaced at the fraction of the cost, of any conventional building.

Crystallum-reticulatumCrystal dependent designs
The structure created was named  ”Crystallum reticulatum” because the design of the structure has the shape of a crystal, the base of it is a honeycomb as in the graphene structure. The design can also be multiplied three dimensionally and has been designed to be scaled and to accommodate designs in bricks, wood and to be used as a structure for homes which can benefit property developers and other designers help them save cost to their clients.

Ballistic structure used to build organic home which grow



ICDS ARCH LTD is pioneering this technology which is based in London and expects to sell this product to high end users such as cocky homeowners or high-end home buyers. High advantage is a simple method for buildings which performs and feel like supercars. That’s correct.

Company CEO Andrei Toma claims to create a robotic arm around the technology which can collect from pool of components such as when a user configures the build online, the package gets delivered with all the components needed and the robotic arm assembles the build and the robot becomes part of the build under a column. This arm will be accessible at a later stage to disable the whole build, preferably if there is a need to be moved to another section or area.

The possibilities of using the technology are limitless. With this framework the system can be configured to deliver designs for projects the built environment but also for autonomous construction in no gravity environment.
Imagine an example in media or film related initiatives where this can be presented as a ‘transformers’ like structure in the future where the architect of the future assists the build of megacities on Mars where machines learn how to exploit raw material to create this self-learning spaceship to explore the Universe.

Once a planet is discovered, the system decomposes itself with the help of the arm which computes to harvest raw material to re-fuel to travel forward.

This becomes vision for a technology which is yet to be developed through an aggregator which will explore the limitless possibilities of this design.

Nonetheless an early stage technology that will be developed in stages to facilitate 3 factors such as customer education, marketing cycles and sales cycles.

For this stage the company is preparing a kickstarter campaign under the name of Homepod: World’s first structure for organic homes that grow.

To future develop the technology, the results from the first stages of development will be used to develop creative technologies that can be used in media or film related activities. For this particular space additional partnerships are required for the automation of the product itself. This in turn can have multiple advantages to create a better method for development of modular systems that can be automated to benefit large industrial developments.


Connect it – Advanced interconnected strings


advanced-interconnected-stringsBack in 2009 when we started this research, we looked in depth at cellular expansions through space and we’ve found that they have an amazing ability to transfer information from one to the other. Now, you might think that the information is transferred the way space is transferred and that the fabric of space holds the sequences of these expansions and therefore, a valid point to suggest that the space is in fact the memory. We know how to create it, but we don’t know how it has been created. The questions through which we hope to unfold a fabric of space.

What is AIS?

AIS is a basic experimental model which acts as a post and beam structure from point 0 to almost infinite. Being able to calculate its own weight, the structure is defining new points of expansion through clusters that quantify three models from our living environment. These clusters are work, live and green.

The structure is also flexible, while its joints are fixed, the post and beam system works perfectly to accommodate movement, while the holes which are left in the expansion connect with other structural supports that takes the place of the bones. AIS is no more than a fabric, which is flexible and can be adapted to cover the ‘bone’s and act as a skin, but also a structure.

Where can be applied?

AIS has been tested in virtual environments and worked for the formation of cities and as mentioned above, robots. This can be adapted and other applications in research because it softness the articulations and a new line in portability can be set.

AIS works very well for property developers and it cuts cost down and also can be 3D printed. The supply chain, the manufacture process and the execution is above any other system.

If you’d like to discover more about the model, you can contact Andrei Toma on 02034758995.




AIS – Advanced interconnected strings



 Advanced interconnected strings

This research project had interrogated the states of connectivity through space and the formation of space through sets of patterns which repeat like in a DNA structure. The analysis consisted of developing formations and groups of materials such as columns that can support each other in an assembly. The result came after experimenting with different sets of algorithms, but the most important function was the angle of these connections.

We’ve discovered that a set of 14 strings, connected to each other create spatial formations that can be multiplied in every dimension to the extent of infinite. The results are amazing.

We’ve created social formations for homes and cities and cities within cities that can work vertically and horizontally without the need for extra structural support, or to the extent where the structural support can be maintained at minimum.

The algorithm it is manufactured to accommodate any shape. We’ve experienced with the formation of a human body we achieved it.

The spaces which are created inside the formations are useful for developing external factors like power cords and other structural support.

AIS – DNA – side view

The strings are useful for property development and robotics.

We’ve researched a flat pack model of a house that worked perfectly in 4 module formation, but due to computation limitation, we cannot render the human body or a bigger assembly of the AIS.

Further research is needed and we are welcoming private funding. We are based in the City of London , 1st Floor, 1 E Poultry Ave, London EC1A 9PT.

For further information please call 0203 475 8995 and ask for Andrei Toma.