Thesis Proposals 2010-2012
Emergent Technologies and Design

Three main fields of design research are offered – Active Material Systems with Advanced Fabrication, Natural Ecological Systems Design (currently focused on shorelines and deltas), and Urban Metabolic Design (currently focused on algorithmic design for energetic models of new cities in emergent biomes). Students may choose one of the three fields, and will work in pairs. The Design Research Studio facilitates the development of a deeper understanding of emergence and its application to advanced production in architecture, urbanism and ecological engineering, while integrating theoretical discourses, science and the insights gained from experiments. It will develop the ability to analyse complex issues and to engage in independent research. The Design Research Studio concludes with the presentation of the fully developed Thesis/Dissertation proposal.

Pablo Zamorano [MSc], Jacob Bek [MSc], Ignacio Marti [MSc]Erin Colshan [MSc], Dominik Lisik [MSc], Rony Ghadban [MSc]Riyad Al-Joucka [MArch], Jack Chandy Francis [MArch]Mohammad Nabil Suleiman [MArch], Nicolas Villegas Giorgi [MArch], Ivan Ucros Polley [MArch]Paula Velasco Ureta [MSc], Maria Tiliakos [MSc], Shibo Ren [MSc]Pierluigi D’Acunto [MArch], Norman Hack [MArch], Camila Rock De Luigi [MArch]Cesar Martinez [MArch], Gabriel Ivorra Morell [MSc], Sebastian Partowidjojo [MArch]Jeroen Janssen [MArch], Nikoletta Poulimeni [MSc], Darrick Borowski [MArch]Zhenhang Hu [MArch]Nicholas Leguina de Enterria [MArch], 
Sherwood Wang [MArch], 
Giorgos Papadogeorgakis [MSc], 
Alkistis Karakosta [MSc]Mavra Lazari [MSc], Mohammad Ali Mirsaei [MSc], Shanyun Huang [MSc]Andy Van Mater [MSc], Jens Pedersen [MSc]