Amsterdam – Architecture firms GG-loop and Arup are joining forces to create a new modular building system that champions regenerative, sustainable living.
The scheme Mitosis, uses biophilic principles to create buildings that positively co-exist and adapt to their surroundings, prompting the restoration of eco-systems appropriate to the climate, site and residents. Bio-based materials such as CLT (cross-laminated timber) ensure the resulting structures produce more energy than they consume, while the system's modularity means that Mitosis can be built in different forms – from off-grid single family homes to high-rise plots.
‘Mitosis adopts the 14 principles of biophilic design and articulates the relationships between nature, human biology, and the design of the built environment,’ reads a statement from GG-loop. ‘Its construction is organic and flexible, providing large areas of urban and vertical farming, greenhouses, wildlife corridors and integration of habitat creation that encourage shared outdoor activities among residents.’
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