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New tutors joining the Lab

July 28, 2016 |

We’re very pleased to announce the arrival of three new tutors to the Interactive Architecture Lab team. Everyone of them brings a unique set of skills and industry and arts practice experience. Its going to be thrilling to see how … Read More

Teaching roles at IALab

July 19, 2016 |

The Bartlett School of Architecture is looking to fill teaching roles within the Interactive Architecture Lab – please get in touch for more details

The Interactive Architecture Lab is an anti-disciplinary studio interested in the Behaviour and Interaction of Things, Environments and their Inhabitants. … Read More

Fabricating Performance: The interaction of dance and construction

May 30, 2016 |

The following article is a copy of our paper for the upcoming Architecture InPlay Conference in Lisbon July 2016.  The Interactive Architecture Lab is launching a new Masters programme (MArch Design for Performance & Interaction) in October in 2017 where research … Read More

Making Hortum Machina B

April 19, 2016 | | 8 Comments

This post shares the narrative behind the development of the reEarth project as an agenda, technical investigation, art project, and speculative architectural proposal. First to give you a summary of the processes here’s the making of film.

Largely architecture is understood … Read More

Event: This Happened #25

April 17, 2016 |

The Interactive Architecture Lab are proud to be hosting This Happened #25 on May 17th. It open to the public.

6pm Start Location Bartlett School of Architecture, 140 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PT Map

http://www.meetup.com/This-Happened-London/events/229714325/?a=socialmedia

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Open Call for Participants – Brazil Workshops

April 11, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Bartlett Brazil Workshops: Robotics and Interaction Design for Architects – Open Call for Participants

Rio de Janeiro 27-30 April – Museu do Amanhã in collaboration with UFRJ Sao Paulo 2-5 May – FABLAB LIVRE & FAUUSP Sao Paulo

Introducing how sensors, code, electronics, lighting and … Read More

Reactor for Awareness in Motion Workshop

March 28, 2016 |

Using tools for assisting the composition of choreography has always been an important part of the creative process for dance. Terms like space, body, time, and geometry have been used and abused consecutively by choreographers, dancers and artists in order … Read More

The Mental Construction of Soft Architecture

February 26, 2016 |

As architecture and space is experienced and realised by people, as viewers, users, occupants or inhabitant, it is important as a architectural designer to have an understanding of how our brain process architecture and space. As we experience the world … Read More

Synthesis of Intelligence and Embodiment

February 19, 2016 | | One Comment

Nicholas Negroponte’s quest to impart intelligence to machines has led architectural research to be focused on building quasi-living environments. At present these Quasi-Living environments are presently artificial but they behave like living entities which modify themselves in the surrounding landscape, they … Read More

Democratizing the production of architecture

February 19, 2016 |

Architecture is a pervasive presence in our lives. In fact, buildings are so ubiquitous that the general terms for position in English, ‘inside’ and ‘outside’, place us in constant reference to which side of architecture we are located (Zizek 2010), … Read More

To what extent can virtual reality and machines stimulate empathy?

February 18, 2016 |

Empathy plays crucial role in human society. We empathize with others when we share our personal experience with them. According to Adam Smith (1759), a man is aware of others in order to gain empathy from them, and by performing based on … Read More

Architectural evolutionary system based on Genetic Algorithms

February 17, 2016 |

Introduction:

Genetic Algorithms (GAs), a computational technique of evolution, recently have been used in architecture to solve the complicated functional and formal problems. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the advantages of GAs as an architectural design tool … Read More

Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Machines

February 16, 2016 |

 

How can high-level artificial intelligence emerge in architecture machines, which enable them to learn and evolve by themselves? Can we make use of machine intelligence to help us optimizing design solutions, or creating robust architecture machines that perform complex … Read More

The architecture of the ear and the design of soundscapes.

February 15, 2016 |

Title Image: Alvin Lucier – I am sitting in a room.

This literature review will be looking at Murray R. Schafer`s concept of soundscapes in relation to softness in architecture. I will, in relation to the text “Sound and … Read More

Optimal States of Consciousness for Immersion

February 14, 2016 |

Title Image: Baribican’s Rain Room – It’s raining, but you won’t get wet

Is immersion a unique or complex experience? Can immersive experiences appear in only specific space? If a person’s skills which can solve specific tasks in an environment … Read More

Adaptive Architecture & Spatial Management

February 13, 2016 |

Introduction

Architecture should be a “living, evolving thing.” John Frazer, a designer, educator and researcher, proposes it in the book ‘An Evolutionary Architecture (1995)’. For the traditional architecture, the building is an immutable entity space for human habitation. It is … Read More

Body Building

February 12, 2016 |

Architecture is defined by its users. This statement can raise many questions. One could be the relation defined between the architecture and the user and its definition. What is the connection between them? Is it only the user … Read More

Spatial Relations to The Mind

February 10, 2016 | | One Comment

“The extended mind” claims that our environment is a part of mind, supposes a dynamic interaction system between individuals and environment (Clark and Chalmers, 1998). It is a common belief now that the mind is the activity of the brain. … Read More