PLEXUS 26 _ 24th OF NOV 2016
– Roland Snooks // Studio Roland Snooks + RMIT
Roland Snooks is the director of the architecture practice Studio Roland Snooks and research lab Kokkugia. He is a senior lecturer at RMIT University having previously taught widely in the US, including at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, SCI-Arc and the Pratt Institute. Roland received a PhD from RMIT University, focused on behavioral processes of formation that draw from the logic of swarm intelligence and the operation of multi-agent algorithms. He holds a master in advanced architectural design from Columbia University where he studied on a Fulbright scholarship. In addition to his work with algorithmic design Roland directs the Architectural Robotics Lab at RMIT University.
– Moritz Doerstelmann // ICD Universitat Stuttgart
Moritz Dörstelmann is a Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University since 2011. He studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna where he graduated with distinction from the master class of Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher.Focus of Moritz Dörstelmann´s research are integrated computational design and fabrication strategies for novel fiber composite building systems. In interdisciplinary cooperation with experts in aerospace- and structural engineering, biology and textile technology he realized a series of fibrous lightweight structures which are very material efficient and explore a novel architectural design repertoire. His research achieves simultaneous advancement of building culture and technology.Moritz Dörstelmann´s projects are internationally published and exhibited. He has been invited studio critic and gave lectures and workshops at various international institutions including the Harvard GSD.
– Satoru Sugihara // ATLV + Sci-Arc
Satoru Sugihara is a principal and founder at the computational design firm ATLV founded in 2012. Prior to his firm, he worked as a computational designer at Morphosis Architects for five years engaging in construction and competition projects. He also worked at DR_D and Greg Lynn FORM as an architectural designer, and at International Media Research Foundation in Tokyo as a researcher in media arts and interaction design. Sugihara was born in Kamakura, Japan in 1977. He received the M.S. in computer science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2001 and an M.Arch from University of California Los Angeles in 2006. He was the recipient of Best Paper Award in ACADIA conference 2014. He had his solo exhibition Agent-Based Computational Design at AA[n+1] gallery in Paris in 2015. He also publishes open source computational design software iGeo for complex geometry modeling, performance optimization, geometry rationalization and dynamic agent simulation.