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Synthesis Design + Architecture is a forward thinking and multi-award winning design firm led by Alvin Huang, AIA and based in Los Angeles with architectural licenses in California, Arizona, and Colorado. SDA specializes in producing innovative design work that not only challenges convention through technological, material and computational innovation, but also work that purposefully enlivens the public imagination and makes a case for the role of innovated architecture in our contemporary creative design culture.
Daniel Widrig founded his studio in London in 2009. After graduating from the Architectural Association Daniel worked for several years with Zaha Hadid where he was significantly involved in designing some of Hadid's most iconic buildings and products. Daniel Widrig's studio now works in a broad range of fields including sculpture, fashion, furniture design and architecture. Embracing digital systems since its early days, the studio holds a unique position in the field and is widely considered to be in the vanguard of digital art and design.
Dov Ganchrow is a product designer and senior lecturer in the Industrial Design Department (B.Des, M.Des) at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, from which he graduated in 1993. Currently an independent designer, for over a decade and a half he worked together with Prof. Ami Drach (1963-2012) on diverse design projects spanning the fields of medical, consumer, furniture, museum exhibit design alongside the creation of more personal, experimental and conceptual works.
Eyal Gever is a cutting-edge contemporary artist whose work sits at the fusion of art and technology. Using just a palette of code, he develops life-like digital simulations of moments in time -- often dramatic or catastrophic in nature -- from which he fabricates 3D-printed sculptures and installations. Gever, born in 1970 in Tel Aviv, Israel, attended Jerusalem’s prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, but was injured while performing his mandatory national service with the IDF, where he served for two-and-a-half years as a paratrooper (special operations unit) .
Studio Bitonti is a design-focused innovation firm that utilizes a unique methodology to identify emerging trends in technology and culture. Our approach identifies new technologies and potential affordances for both consumers and businesses to make design decisions for the products, software solutions and manufacturing technologies they produce today. The firm enables clients to deploy emerging technologies and create next-generation products and customer experiences that are simultaneously aesthetically beautiful and mindful of how the beauty and function of a process or object’s design lives in the present moment and—more importantly—remains relevant in a rapidly evolving cultural landscape fueled by changes in technology.
Jenny Wu is a partner at the award winning architecture firm, Oyler Wu Collaborative,which she founded in 2004 with Dwayne Oyler. Their work is internationally recognized for its experimentation in design, material research, and fabrication, and was the winner of 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record. What started as a personal project in designing statement pieces for herself blossomed into an acclaimed new jewelry brand that embraces and merges innovation with design. She was recently named one of 4 design visionaries by Porsche and Dwell Magazine in their "Powered by Design" documentaries, showcasing her pioneering work in 3D printing. She is a also a member of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Jose Sanchez is an Architect / Programmer / Game Designer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the director of the Plethora Project, a research, and learning project investing in the future of on-line open-source knowledge. He is also the creator of Block’hood, an award-winning city building video game exploring notions of crowdsourced urbanism winner of the ‘Best Gameplay’ award at the 2016 Games for Change Festival in New York. Today, he is an Assistant Professor at USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles. His research ‘Gamescapes’ explores generative interfaces in the form of video games, speculating in modes of intelligence augmentation, combinatorics, and open systems as a design medium.
Architect and designer Neri Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Mediated Matter research group. Her team conducts research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science and synthetic biology, and applies that knowledge to design across disciplines, media and scales—from the micro scale to the building scale. Oxman’s goal is to augment the relationship between built, natural, and biological environments by employing design principles inspired and engineered by Nature, and implementing them in the invention of novel design technologies. Areas of application include architectural design, product design, fashion design, as well as the design of new technologies for digital fabrication and construction.
Fostering a cross-pollination between the digital and the physical, Nick Ervinck (°1981, Belgium) explores the boundaries between various media. Studio Nick Ervinck applies tools and techniques from new media, in order to explore the aesthetic potential of sculpture, 3D prints installation, architecture and design. Through his divergent practice, a strong fascination with the construction of space is noticeable. Not only does Nick Ervinck focus on the autonomous sculptural object, he also questions its spatial positioning and points to the phenomenological experience and embodiment of space. Ervinck's work in short oscillates between the static and the dynamic, prospecting new virtual or utopian territories.
Noa Raviv is a designer and artist, working in the intersection of fashion art and technology. Noa Raviv is fascinated by the tension between harmony and chaos, tradition and innovation, sensitively seeking for the perfect balance. Her work is influenced by the dichotomy of the handmade and machine made and often combines traditional handcraft with innovative technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting.
threeASFOUR is a trio of transnational artists based in New York City who use fashion as their primary medium.Founded in 2005 by Gabriel Asfour (b. Lebanon), Angela Donhauser (b. U.S.S.R) and Adi Gil (b. Israel), the collective has built a legacy of fusing cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship to create clothing at the intersection of fashion and art. Drawing their core aesthetic from the universal languages of sacred geometry, threeASFOUR is devoted to the creative exploration of themes of consciousness and cultural coexistence.
Zaha Hadid Architects work at all scales and in all sectors. Zaha Hadid Architects create transformative cultural, corporate, residential and other spaces that work in synchronicity with their surroundings.