Prof. Melendez and Students’ Project “Symbiont Substrate” Featured in The Architect’s Newspaper

The project “Symbiont Substrate” by Associate Professor Frank Melendez and selected students was exhibited at “rE-ordering architecture: making machine and material kin,” a show of digitally fabricated, 3D-printed clay columns, and recently profiled in The Architect’s Newspaper.

Each column in the exhibition presented a new “order”– a seed or fragment of a future entwinement between architecture and environment. The exhibition was on view in May 2023 at UsagiNY and was part of the 2023 NYCxDesign festival.

“Symbiont Substrate” by Frank Melendez and Nancy Diniz
Project Team:

  • Frank Melendez, partner bioMATTERS and Associate Professor, Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY
  • Nancy Diniz, partner bioMATTERS and Course Leader, MA Biodesign, Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London; Igor Pantic, Lecturer at Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
  • CCNY students: Amy Ho B Arch ’24, Shiva Abbaszadeh B Arch ’24, Albany Ramirez M Arch ’23, Anthony Nieto M Arch ’23

This project was made possible in part with the support of the Spitzer Architecture Fund, the Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York.