Mitchell Joaquim of the architecture group Terraform One has been thinking about unusual ways to build homes. What if we could "grow" them, like plants? After pursuing this line for awhile, designing projects that fall somewhere between art and science, someone challenged Joaquim to go further. He'd designed homes out of vegetables, how about a home made of meat?
He took the off-handed suggestion seriously. The result is a prototype for a house grown from protein cells in a petri dish, then dried like jerky.