Cool Stuff

Atelier Ngai – An experimental design and research studio specializing in exploring new aesthetics and environmental possibilities through co-evolving design processes with scientific first principles and new technologies in design computation, fabrication, robotics and information technologies.

Freedom of Creation – A pioneering design and research company, specialized in design with 3D printing technologies.

Geometry Depth – An independent and collaborative initiative for research and education in current design strategies and computational tools. Teaching methodology focuses on direct technology transfer and will enlighten you on parametric “formgiving,” complex geometry, surface topology and custom-coded solutions for design.

Geometry Gym – Exploring techniques and ideas for design and assessment of structures. Particularly linking Rhino3d with structural analysis programs to assess and explore shape and form.

Hoberman – A multidisciplinary practice that specializes in transformable design — the development of products, structures, and environments that change their size and shape.

Levitated – Visual poetry and science fun narrated in an object oriented graphic environment. The sketches and applications generated as a byproduct of research are provided online as open source Flash modules.

MIT Media Lab – Applies an unorthodox research approach to envision the impact of emerging technologies on everyday life—technologies that promise to fundamentally transform our most basic notions of human capabilities.

MIT Media Lab (Mediated Matter) – Dedicated to the development and application of novel processes that enable and support the design of physical matter, and its adaptability to environmental conditions in the creation of form.

Performative Design – An online notebook, containing an eclectic mix of ideas, discussions and experiments in building performance analysis, generative design, computer programming, data visualization and web development.

Smart Geometry – To the new generations of designers, engineers and architects, mathematics and algorithms are becoming as natural as pen and pencil. Smartgeometry promotes the emergence of this new paradigm in which digital designers and craftsmen, are able to intelligently exploit the combination of digital and physical media taking projects from design right through to production.

SIAL – A facility for innovation in transdisciplinary design research and education. It embraces a broad range of investigative modes, involving both highly speculative and industry linked projects.