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NATALIE ALIMA

@BioLab_Studio

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

NATALIE ALIMA

Bio:

Natalie is a PhD candidate exploring the relationship between mycelium, 3D printing and computational form. She runs a series of design studios for the Masters of Architecture Program at RMIT, about the fusion of biological, living materials with architectural applications. Natalie founded BioLab Studio in 2017 where she showcases her work of realtime robotics, 3D printed sculptures, computational drawings and the robotic fabrication of mycelium infused with clay. More of her work @BioLab_Studio

Featured Project Name: 

BioScaffolds

Featured Project Location: 

Melbourne Australia

Featured Project Completion Date: 

october 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

designer

Featured Project Description:

Bio Scaffolds’ is a catalogue of bespoke 3D printed sculptures printed from wood-based filament infused with bioplastic. Each form is designed to foster and orchestrate the biological growth of mycelium(the fibrous root of a mushroom)through aesthetic features such as posterity, textured scales, veins, and internal pathways for the organism to seep through. Over time, the sculpture sacrifices itself as the mycelium spreads its hyphae tips and consumes the wood-based filament, assuming its shape.

 

Photography Credit:

Natalie Alima