Nano- to meter-scale building is a multidisciplinary research program with the long term goal to develop a new way of automated building, which unfolds from nano into the meter scale. The n2m building concept is based on bionanorobots, producing compact carbon nanotube structures using CO2 from the air.
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Traditional building is causing many negative inpacts on the environment. Cement industry alone produces about 5% of global man-made CO2 emissions, 10% building material and 20-30% effort is wasted. 1.6 billion people cannot afford adequate housing due to expensive production process.
On the other hand development of the core nano and biotechnology is leading to results that are extremely interesting for production of the buildings on the nano level, thus growing buildings on site from the nano into the meter range.
Although areas like nanorobotics, DNA nanotechnology, molecular nanotechnology, programmable materials, and programmable cells are still considered to be speculative to some extent, their fast development encouraged us to start systematic research of new ways for modeling and construction of buildings using bio and nano-technologies.