WDS was founded by Carlos Bausa and Dirce Medina, two young architects with a background in architecture and environmental design analysis. Their personal work can be found in the intersection between craftsmanship, design and architecture. They love exploring the possibilities of computational design tools and digital fabrication. Despite their full time jobs as architects for other international firms, they created WDS as an escape route, and combine it with their passion for travelling in their pursuit for inspiration.
Carlos Bausa and Dirce Medina are the cofounders of WILD. The studio was born as a space to experiment design without restrictions. Encompassing a wide range of scales, from architecture to jewellery, WILD is open to any challenge. Nothing is too small to be designed.
In parallel Carlos works with Zaha Hadid Architects as Lead Design Technology. Since joining the studio he has been working on renovating the technological infrastructure and expanding the company agenda. His work helps teams on learning new ways of connecting the environmental design and geometry modelling.
Prior to working at the ZHA, Carlos was based at Foster + Partners as part of the Specialist Modelling Group where he worked on a number of projects and competitions of multiple scales all around the world. Some of the projects he has been involved with are, the Apple campus in Cupertino, California, many flagship Apple stores around the world, and Bloomberg´s London HQ, this one being awarded with the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2018.
In early 2015, Carlos was based in Barcelona as part of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia faculty. Carlos has lectured widely and his personal work has been awarded.
Likewise, Dirce is Designer at Heatherwick Studio, where her role has been fundamental, particularly for the Changi Airport T5 project team.
As Designer and member of the Geometry and Computational Design Group, Dirce has developed a particular specialism in complex geometry and advanced modelling techniques.
Her previous experience encompasses studios like FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) where she worked on Mexico’s international Airport, developed in partnership with Foster + Partners. She also had the chance to work in EMBT in Barcelona, Spain, where she experienced diverse typologies and scale of projects from furniture and industrial design products, to the design and construction of the Copagri Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015.