Siggraph 2009

Ars Electronica

Siggraph 2008

Fiber @ F.U.E.L

Esther Klein Gallery


research & design

special projects


news & events




Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

DHUB, Barcelona

Smart Geometry Worhshop, 2010

LabStudio posting to 3D Printing in AEC blog discussing 2010 International Smart Geometry Conference held in Barcelona at IaaC.

This workshop situated itself at the nexus between architecture and systems biology to gain insight into dynamic living systems for the development of novel computational design tools and material systems that are at once natural and artificial. Generative design techniques emerge with references to natural systems, not as mimicry but as trans-disciplinary translation of flexibility, adaptation and complexity into realms of architectural manifestation. Systems Biology is a new field that focuses on the systematic study of complex interactions in biological systems, thereby using a new perspective (integration instead of reduction) to study them. This approach examines the nature of nonlinearities, emergent properties and loosely coupled modules that are cardinal features of 'complexity’. Design tools found useful in analyzing nonlinear biological systems provide new models for addressing contextual topics such as performance and change in architecture. Through the analysis of biological design problems in specialized 3D designer microenvironments, students were exposed to new modes of thinking about design ecology through an understanding of how dynamic and environmental feedback specifies structure, function and form.

This workshop consisted of two parts: 1) Scripting and Simulation 2) Fabrication and Production of a 1:1 physical structure composed of 3D printed components and connections.

Project Credits:

Cluster Leaders:
Jenny Sabin, Peter Lloyd Jones, Andrew Lucia, Erica Savig

Jacob Riiber
Sahar Fikouhi
Mario Guidoux
Mania Aghaei Meibodi
Johannes Beck
Barcu Arkut
Madhi Alibakhshian
Jeffrey Halstead
Wendy Teo
Christy Widjaja
Pavel Hladik
James Patterson


All photographs and drawings remain copyright of the LabStudio. If you wish to receive material please contact us.