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Morphoses

 

nonhereditary changes caused in the somatic cells of an organism by factors from the environment. Morphoses arise as a result of the disruption of the normal function of the genes.

Typical morphoses are created under experimental conditions when the developing organism is treated with certain chemical substances (chemomorphoses) or with ionizing radiation (radiomorphoses). Thus, when Drosophila larvae are exposed to X rays, up to 100 percent of individuals have homotypic morphoses (divaricate or notched wings) that imitate mutations. Although morphoses usually present marked deviations from parental forms, they are nonadaptive.

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Through strong communication and a strongly collaborative relationship, Cornell, Arup and Morphosis were able to push the boundaries of what can be achieved towards net zero energy on a campus building of this scale.
The design created by Morphosis was selected for its minimalist approach to help the hotel blend with the mountain landscape at the existing resort campus.
Morphosis was selected by the client for the strength of their proposal, which uses a minimalist approach to help the hotel blend with the mountain landscape at the existing resort campus.
The winning design by SWA and Morphosis, called 'Front City, Five Parks', "builds on the role of Shanghai as a place where tradition and modernity meld to form a unique cosmopolitan identity," Hung added.
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According to a report in Environmental News Network (ENN), the FLOAT House has been designed by Morphosis Architects, under the direction of renowned architect and UCLA distinguished Professor Thom Mayne.
Thom Mayne of Morphosis will receive the Leadership in Architecture Award and Ray Anderson of Interface will be presented with the Leadership in Design Award.
At Morphosis, we have similarly been rethinking design in a strategic or tactical way--as a macro-problem.
Plans, sections, and details are found in copious quantity in this text, alongside numerous and excellent photographs of the finished projects of an international array of architects, including Steven Holl, Morphosis, Dominique Perrault, and Rafael Vinoly.
Jacuzzi's spaceship style Morphosis Alpha bath, designed by Italian racing car specialists Pininfarina, pounds 7,995; Midas bath, made from tin and finished in pure gold leaf or a pure silver leaf exterior, pounds 5,750
If you've cash to splurge, opt for Jacuzzi's spaceship-style Morphosis Alpha bath, which has all the bells and whistles for luxury wallowing, including back massagers, music and lights.
Those who live in the luxury fast lane could splurge on Jacuzzi's limited edition steam/shower, the Morphosis Omega, pounds 18,000.