SandBOX is an interactive application developed by the Applied Research + Development team at Foster + Partners. Inspired by the way physical models are used at the early stages of the design, it aims to transfer that intuitiveness to the digital realm. It combines elegant modelling with fast feedback to enable designers to rapidly model and analyse different designs. It also enables collaboration between multiple users and exchange of data across different platforms.
Stamatios Psarras is an Associate at the Applied Research + Development group at Foster + Partners and a PhD Candidate at UCL. He holds a Degree in Architecture from the University of Patras and an MSc in Adaptive Architecture at the Bartlett, where he also teaches. His interests lie in performance-driven design and visual perception.
Born in 1989, graduated from School of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2013 and received an MSc in Adaptive Architecture and Computation at Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Currently working as a Design Systems Analyst at Foster + Partners and as a Technical Assistant at The Bartlett, UCL for the course Architectural Computation. Co-organizer of Open-Source (in) Architecture at the School of Architecture, AUTh. Participation in conferences and publications on the impact of digital technologies on architectural practice and theory, and the ontology of the architectural object. Participation in architectural projects by ArchSign and in the research team Urban Innovation Ecosystems.
Marcin Kosicki is currently working as a Design System Analyst at Foster+Partners and as a Technical Assistant at The Bartlett, UCL. He graduated from Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland and received an MSc in Adaptive Architecture and Computation at Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. His research is oriented towards performance-oriented design and cognitive computing.