STF#8 - 2023: Presentations
New Adventures in Hi (Tech) – Low (tech) with Bamboo
Bamboo is a renewable natural resource, its durability and sustainability make it a good contender for architectural applications. AKT II applied research team tested its use in various challenging conditions, learning from the unpredictability of the low-tech approach, applying computational principles and trialling digital methods to resolve the challenges of the structural connections. In this session we will explore how those principles were applied in some live research installations from a modular monsoon shelter, to an art installation as a symbol to remind us of the current climatic challenge.
Edoardo Tibuzzi is a designer and researcher based in London(UK). He is currently design director at AKTII, and oversees all of the practice design-technology R&D. His expertise in low carbon structures, modern method of construction, interoperability, form finding, topology optimisation and data driven design has been key in unlocking several completed projects such as the Google Campus in California and the Bloomberg headquarters in London, Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel in NYC and Coca-Cola Beatbox for London 2012 Olympics. In terms of academia, Edoardo has also been involved in several collaborations with KTH University in Stockholm, the AA and the RCA in London, and the Harvard GSD where he is currently running various lectures and workshops. He published various papers and books on digital fabrication, sustainable design, new technologies and material research.