Our DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY projects explore the ways in which our relationships with technologies shape how we conceive of, perceive, and construct ourselves and our built environment. Research areas include advanced fabrication, design computation, sensing systems, advanced material manufacturing, augmented reality and virtual reality, geo-spatial analysis and visualization, robotics, material ecologies and more.
Emergent technologies are also examined in the context of and alongside traditional building technologies. Our DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY projects also include design-build studios, and studios focused on the art and craft of material detailing, structural expression, and tectonic complexity. Our projects that examine new material alternatives also aim to build collaborative relationships between architects, designers, environmental scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and more.
KEY DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES:
Coastal Regeneration through Sensing Systems and Robotics
Advanced Material Manufacturing
GIS/Geo-Spatial Analysis and Visualization
Material Innovations + Material Futures Studios and Workshops
Building Tolerance + Building Details Studios
Our current models of space are continuous, variant and complex, a by-product of the ever-expanding capacities of advanced technologies.
The Joint Studio Nuttallburg, West Virginia
The Chicago Center for Architecture, Design and Education
BALLOON-GOON: INFLATABLE ARCHITECTURES
Elements: Materializing Atmospheres
Breaking BIM with Abnormal Components
Drift City: Architecture’s Response to Sea Level Rise