Silk Pavilion

September 5, 2014By Alessandro CarabiniBiodesign No Comments

The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales. The primary structure was created of 26 polygonal panels made of silk threads laid down by a CNC (Computer-Numerically Controlled) machine. Inspired by the silkworm’s ability to generate a 3D cocoon out of a single multi-property silk thread (1km … Read More

Brass Swarm, an experimental prototype

September 5, 2014By Alessandro CarabiniRobotics No Comments

Brass Swarm is an experimental prototype developed through self-organisational algorithmic design processes and robotic fabrication. The project explores spatial self-organisation, emergent tectonics and the relationship between robotic and algorithmic behavior.


September 4, 2014By Suzana DoricFaculty No Comments

Algorithmic Optimization – Design by Data Advanced Master  Cyril Douthe is Associate Professor at the Ecole des Ponts Paristech where he teaches structural mechanics and structural design. He is a member of the laboratoire Navier and is the webmaster of its portal dedicated to structures: His researches focus on lightweight structures optimisation, structural morphogenesis and geometric … Read More

Sébastien PERRAULT

September 3, 2014By Suzana DoricFaculty No Comments

Sébastien Perrault is a french architect, engineer and entrepreneur, specialized in computational and performance-driven design.He previously collaborated as a research engineer at Elioth and partner at HDA, where he has been deeply involved in a number of conceptual, digital and engineering developments.He is pursuing the deployement of data-driven strategies applied to architectural design, urban planning … Read More


September 3, 2014By Suzana DoricFaculty No Comments

Thibault Schwartz is a young architect based in Paris and London. He explores the evolution of architectural design practices in relation to generative algorithms and automated fabrication processes. Working in close collaboration with EZCT Architecture & Design Research, he is currently developing several hardware and software tools for robot-assisted construction and design. The “HAL |Robot … Read More


September 3, 2014By Suzana DoricFaculty No Comments

Since obtaining a degree in architecture under the direction of Paul Virilio, Eric Vernhes has been working in film production alongside Anatole Dauman (Argos films). This has given him the opportunity to make his first forays into fictional films and documentaries. Convinced that cinema is as a global medium, he lends his hand to writing, … Read More


September 3, 2014By Suzana DoricFaculty No Comments

Hugh Dutton, HDA’s founder, qualified as an architect at the Architectural Association in London, after preliminary training at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. In search of complementary technical expertise after early years working with Norman Foster on the Carré d’art in Nimes and Stansted Airport, he found his calling in 1980 when he … Read More


September 3, 2014By Suzana DoricFaculty 1 Comment

He’s currently holding an Associate Professor position at the department of Materials Science & Engineering at CNAM, which is a higher education institution located in Paris, France. His research is conducted within the PIMM laboratory, which is a research center shared between CNAM, Arts & Metiers-ParisTech and CNRS. His interest focuses on the understanding and … Read More

Alessio ERIOLI

September 3, 2014By Suzana DoricFaculty No Comments

Engineer and Senior Researcher at Università di Bologna where he also teaches Architectural Design, MArch in Biodigital Architecture, PhD in Architectural Engineering, co-founder and designer at Co-de-iT ( He has been advisor of many Master Thesis in Engineering and Architecture; he has lectured and/or taught at (among others) IaaC (Barcelona), AA Visiting school in Paris … Read More


September 3, 2014By Suzana DoricFaculty No Comments

Andrea Graziano is an architect and computational designer, member and co‐founder of Co‐de‐iT ‐ Computational Design Italy, currently engaged in teaching international workshops about computational design, digital tools and robotic fabrication in architectural design, lecturing and consultancy work. He runs the internationally renowned digitAG& blog about generative and computational design and scripting techniques in architecture. Andrea acts as … Read More