Alisa Andrasek & Jose Sanchez
Created in 1999, the prerogative of this internationally renowned event is to be a true laboratory for architecture, presenting the most advanced research in terms of architectural creation on each occasion.
Curated by its founders, Marie-Ange Brayer, Director of FRAC Centre and Frédéric Migayrou, Deputy Director of the Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, this new event ‘Naturaliser l’architecture’ (Naturalizing Architecture) is devoted to the interaction between digital architecture and the sciences, exploring the challenges faced in simulating the living world.
Today, through recourse to the most advanced digital tools, architects envisage projects which evolve according to principals similar to those found in nature. In close proximity to science, they develop a high level of proficiency in mathematics, which enables them to artificially simulate formation and growth processes unique to the kingdom of life.
The architecture is therefore designed like an organism in constant adaptation, with the ability to evolve in close interaction with the material conditions of its environment.
Broadly exceeding the boundaries of their practice, architects now develop a practice at the crossroads of design, computer science, engineering and biology. Conditions for production in the domain of architecture are radically redefined by this convergence, as well as by the constant evolution of the processes and tools for digital manufacturing.
For the first time, these new design processes which integrate the fields of robotics, nanotechnology, genetics and biotechnology are presented through research of a new generation.
The 9th ArchiLab is an opportunity to discover projects by 40 architects, designers and artists through interactive environments, installations and pavilions, designed specifically for the exhibition.
[Ay]A Studio (Jorge Ayala) - France/Mexico
B+U – United States
Biothing (Alisa Andrasek) - United Kingdom
Bloom Games (Alisa Andrasek & Jose Sanchez) - United Kingdom
Niccolo Casas - Italy
ecoLogicStudio – United Kingdom
Eragatory (Isaie Bloch) - Belgium
EZCT (Architecture & Design Research) - France
Faulders Studio (Thom Faulders) - United States
Gage / Clemenceau Architects - United States
Gramazio & Kohler / Raffaello d’Andrea - Swiss
Michael Hansmeyer & Benjamin Dillenburger - Swiss
Akihisa Hirata architecture office (Akihisa Hirata) - Japan
junya.ishigami+associates (Junya Ishigami) - Japan
Kokkugia - Australie/United Kingdom
MAD Architects - China
MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ - United States
MarcosandMarjan - United Kingdom
MaterialEcology (Neri Oxman) - United States
Matsys (Andrew Kudless) - United States
Achim Menges - Germany
Minimaforms - United Kingdom
Plasma Studio + Grounlab - China / United Kingdom
Ruy Klein - United States
Jenny Sabin - United States
servo - United States /Sweden
soma - Austria
SJET (Skylar Tibbits) - United States
SPAN - Austria
Supermanoeuvre - Austria/United States
Wendy Teo - United Kingdom
Daniel Widrig - United Kingdom
Xuberance (Steven Ma) - Austria
X_TU Architects – France
Designers and stylist
Cmmnwlth. - United States
Iris van Herpen - Netherlands
Joris Laarman Lab - Netherlands
Federico Diaz – Czech Republic
Perry Hall - United States
Casey Reas - United States
Marius Watz - United States/Sweden