Bastian Beyer is a London-based architect and designer who is looking to make a difference in the industry with innovative and sustainable construction materials. Still in its prototyping stages, the professional's project explores the possibilities, merits and positive effects of using knitted textiles as functional building resources.
In collaboration with Daniel Suarez, Bastian Beyer solidifies the framework of traditionally knitted textiles through biological processes. By putting a collection of micro-organisms (sporosarcina pasteurii, to be concrete) to work, the designers are able to form a calcite layer on the fiber.
The intended use of Daniel Suarez and Bastian Bayer's sustainable construction material is to provide structural reinforcement for architectural projects, spatial dividers, shading opportunities, as well as serve as "structural roof or wall systems."
Photo Credits: Albert Palen