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"From the Ted Talk by Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself?"

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So, atircchets are never happy with just one block of an intrestieng maetairl. They think big. Okay? So when we think about scaling up metabolic materials, we can start thinking about ecological ieirnnevottns like repair of atolls, or reclamation of parts of a city that are damaged by water. So, one of these examples would of course be the historic city of Venice. Now, Venice, as you know, has a tempestuous relationship with the sea, and is built upon wooden plies. So we've dvseeid a way by which it may be possible for the protocell technology that we're working with to sustainably reclaim Venice. And aciterhct Christian Kerrigan has come up with a series of designs that show us how it may be possible to actually grow a limestone reef underneath the city.

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So, __________ are never happy with just one block of an ___________ ________. They think big. Okay? So when we think about scaling up metabolic materials, we can start thinking about ecological _____________ like repair of atolls, or reclamation of parts of a city that are damaged by water. So, one of these examples would of course be the historic city of Venice. Now, Venice, as you know, has a tempestuous relationship with the sea, and is built upon wooden _____. So we've _______ a way by which it may be possible for the protocell technology that we're working with to sustainably reclaim Venice. And _________ Christian Kerrigan has come up with a series of designs that show us how it may be possible to actually grow a limestone reef underneath the city.

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Original Text

So, architects are never happy with just one block of an interesting material. They think big. Okay? So when we think about scaling up metabolic materials, we can start thinking about ecological interventions like repair of atolls, or reclamation of parts of a city that are damaged by water. So, one of these examples would of course be the historic city of Venice. Now, Venice, as you know, has a tempestuous relationship with the sea, and is built upon wooden piles. So we've devised a way by which it may be possible for the protocell technology that we're working with to sustainably reclaim Venice. And architect Christian Kerrigan has come up with a series of designs that show us how it may be possible to actually grow a limestone reef underneath the city.

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