Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna
Is a member of Co-de-iT
as part of the design team for the Reefs project, a 3D printed reef system computationally designed for adaptation to marine environment. He taught in several international workshops about computational design strategies in Architecture and Product Design.
His background in Engineering and Architecture drove him to explore the opportunities of computational design in combination with 3D printing technologies at different scales, from architecture to human body. In 2012 he co-founded MHOX
, a generative design studio focused on the development of body extensions developing products such as customized masks, medical devices and fashion products.
Since 2015 he is author and developer of Tissue
, an open-source add-on for Blender with the aim to make some Computational Design workflows more easy and intuitive.He is currently Contract Professor at Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna and at Istituto Marangoni (Milan), where he teaches digital design techniques for product design.
Zaha Hadid Design
UCL The Bartlett
Filippo Nassetti is an architect and generative designer.
His design agenda was initiated in 2012 by co-founding MHOX
, a EU-funded research practice and start-up focused on the design of radical artefacts and wearable products through computational techniques and 3d printing. The contribution of MHOX to generative design gained international recognition through a number of experimental projects.
In 2015 Filippo joined Zaha Hadid Architects, initially as part of the Computation and Design team, then of Zaha Hadid Design
. His focus there is on small scale research projects, from product design to experimental sculptures and installations.
Since 2016 he teaches at UCL The Bartlett School of Architecture, as part of the B-Pro Master's Degree program, Urban Morphogenesis Lab. The research agenda he pursues, Postnatural Design
, focuses on exploring the aesthetics that emerges from the crisis of traditional oppositions such as natural and artificial, digital and material, human and inhuman, relating research on organic form, computational methods and new media.
(BArch, MArch AA DRL)
Zaha Hadid Architects
Architectural Association School of Architecture
Mariana Custodio Dos Santos is an Architect and Urban designer from Portugal, recently working at Zaha Hadid Architects
and teaching at the Architectural Association in London. Graduated from the School of Architecture in Lisbon, she moved to London to explore design and technology trough the Postgraduate course: Design Research Laboratory (DRL) at the Architectural Association school (AA). Her research interests gravitate around Generative Design, Parametric Design, Digital Design, Iterative Design, and the evolution of technology through Robotic Fabrication. Mariana joined Zaha Hadid Architects after graduating from the AA School.
She is part of the Competition cluster ever since, responsible for the High-End design Projects of the Office. She has been involved in many Tower Projects for Asian countries; Cultural Centres and Mosques for Middle East, and till today four Airports, having so far won three of those - Mumbai, Sydney, Chongqing and crossing fingers for the fourth one. Maya software is her everyday design tool. She currently teaches at DRL.
(B.Arch, MAA SAC)
Vamsi Krishna Vemuri
is a Speculative architect, educator, researcher and an Alumnus of Städelschule Architecture Class based in Frankfurt, Germany. He recently co-founded Futurly
, an Online Architecture and Design Education Platform.
Vamsi’s areas of interest lie in the eccentric utilization of Computation; real-time visualization, working in the intersection of digital media, design fiction, technological and Architectural discourse. His work often engages diverse immersive mediums such as animation, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed reality. He holds diverse experience in communicating contemporary forms and spatial experiences.
As an Academic, he constantly collaborates with various Educational platforms and Organizations around Europe and Asia, conducting webinars, workshops and design sprints.
As a designer and researcher, his Projects and research have been exhibited in various conferences, magazines and design festivals in the US, UK, Germany, Latvia, India & Japan.
He is an Invited speaker, actively engaged on different platforms such as Architecture of the Future Conference, Ukraine; RGS – IBG UK; TEDx India, Annual NASA Convention, andvarious other architecture conventions across Europe & India.