2011, Jun

Architectural Recombination, Ooze (Metropolis)

In 1984, scientists took the genetic information from two animals--a sheep and a goat--and recombined it into a single embryo, creating a genetic chimera. Neither fully sheep nor goat, the resulting organism was entirely new. On the out-skirts of Rotterdam, the Dutch firm Ooze Architects recently completed a house expansion project that's not an addition per se or a renovation but something different, akin to a chimera. The project began with an existing structure, but when asked about the relationship between old and new, the Ooze partner Sylvain Hartenberg responds, "The space is all new."

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