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About Ruairi Glynn

Artist / Director of IALab

Ruairi Glynn

Ruairi Glynn is Director of the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Alongside his teaching and research he practices as an Installation Artist recently exhibiting at the Centre Pompidou Paris, National Art Museum of China Beijing and Tate Modern London. His interactive installations reflect on rapid developments in robotics, material science and computational technologies examining the emerging aesthetics of behaviour permeating across art, architecture and design. He has worked with cultural and research institutions including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Medical Research Council and BBC and built public works for Twitter, Nike, Arup, Buro Happold, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has co-authored two books ‘Digital Architecture, Passages Through Hinterlands’ & ‘Fabricate, Making Digital Architecture’ in parallel to curating over a dozen international conferences, competitions and exhibitions. He’s taught internationally including ETH, Zurich, TU, Delft, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark & the Angewandte, Vienna.

Projects By Ruairi Glynn

Posts By Ruairi Glynn

lightmodulator – Nick Rich

July 17, 2006 | | 3 Comments

Lightmodulator is a series of projects by Architect Nick Rich which work with light and the phenomena of moments in time where light and the materials it lands on or passes through create magical transformations of space. His … Read More

Natural Amplifiers – The Bird Table – Fred Guttfield

July 15, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Fred Guttfield ´s work explores the contested territory between technology and nature. He designs 'Natural Amplifiers' which highlight the necessity and beauty found in nature and natural behaviours. 'The Bird Table' is his latest project. Fred explains: … Read More

Growing a Hidden Architecture – Christian Kerrigan

July 12, 2006 | | 4 Comments

Architect & Editor of 'The Space Between'magazine, Christian Kerrigan investigates in his recent work, how man’s ability to control his surroundings is intimately linked with his advancing capabilities of using technology. Christian says "We have reached a … Read More

Angels – Constructing Reconfigurable Space

July 5, 2006 | | One Comment

I’ve finally got round to recovering interactive architecture dot org and I’m pleased to be able to get back to blogging by introducing my most recent research into Constructing Interactive Reconfigurable Space. Collaborating with Paul Burres a fellow student … Read More

Interactive Architecture loses its memory

May 22, 2006 | | 14 Comments

My web host seems to have destroyed my entire database of blogging and are now being fairly useless at explaining how the hell they ended up destroying the many hours of work I’ve put into this site over the past … Read More

Interactive Urinals

May 20, 2006 | | 10 Comments

Industrial Designer Marcel Neundörfer has designed a urinal that features a pressure-sensitive display screen for some gaming fun in restrooms.

When relieving yourself into this interactive urinal, you launch a mini-game that focuses on a target, with your stream … Read More

World’s largest 3D-display

May 12, 2006 | | 10 Comments

Electrical engineering students at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created the world’s largest 3D-display. The display consists of 8,000 suspended ping pong balls that each contain a red LED light. It play games of 3D … Read More

Point, Line, Surface computed in seconds – Lab[au]

May 11, 2006 | | One Comment

LAb[au]’s installation ‘Point, Line, Surface computed in seconds ‘, (2005) the user creates out of simple interactions a sound and image environment. Interaction is similar to drawing on a plane. A sonic / visual composition is gradually build out … Read More

Crawling and Jumping Soft Robots

May 10, 2006 |

More robots… Rough terrain locomotion has mainly relied on rigid body systems, such as crawlers and leg mechanisms. The guys at the Department of Robotics, Ritsumeikan Univ.ersity, Japan are looking at alternative approachs that uses deformation .

Video – … Read More


May 9, 2006 |

The installation ‘ 12m4s ‘ by lab-au is an architectural intervention using visitor’s movements to generate out of its main parameters such as visitor position, orientation and speed a visual ( 3d particles ) and sonic ( granular synthesis) … Read More