Back to the termites. Philosophically, the marriage of what a termite constructs combined with the use of rapid prototyping technologies for use in architecture is a good mix. I love the idea of printing a building layer by layer, using robotics. Building complex structures such as those made by termites would not be readily achievable without this technology. Whilst listening, I imagined several people must already be developing large scale use of rapid prototyping for use in architecture, and, according to this article in the FT, that is the case. I do think this company has a very interesting angle on it with the incorporation of green structures based on termites nests.
It is really this kind of thinking that makes the world go round. I wish them baskets of success.