Agent-Based Parametric Semiology

Part Two: 28 May 2021

Explore the parametric semilogy and push boundaries with light-weight structures and morphogenetic design strategies to seed intelligent design solutions informs her parallel pursuits of practice and pedagogy.

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Event Description

Amit Gupta + Britta Knobel Gupta

Studio Symbiosis

11.30am - 12.30pm 


Amit Gupta (1981-) is the Founding Partner of Studio Symbiosis, an architectural practice based out of Stuttgart. Born in Delhi, he moved to London in 2004 to commence his Masters in Architecture and Urbanism from Architectural Association and upon graduation he joined Zaha Hadid Architects from 2006 till 2010. Notably Amit has won the prestigious 40 under 40 by Perceive Global Hong Kong, 2 years in a row he was awarded Hotel Architect of the year by IDE, also he was invited to give a Tedx talk at Bremen Germany and was featured by CNN style.

Amit started his own practice in 2010 by winning the prestigious Athletic Ripples sports complex. Studio Symbiosis has since been involved in projects of various scales and sectors. Computational design overlapped with sustainable design solutions are used by him to achieve a rich spatial landscape creating a performance driven space.  

He has won a number of International awards including, German Design Award, Iconic Award, International Property awards, A Design award, most innovative hotel architect of the year, World Architecture Community, to name a few. 

He gave a TEDx talk at Bremen Germany 2015 on the topic of “Performative Aesthetics”. Alongside he also spoke at Smart Geometry Hong Kong, A.A. visiting School Bangalore and Delhi. CNN style covered the work done by him at Studio Symbiosis as a feature, which was titled “These rising architectural stars could change India’s skylines forever”. 

The key projects from him are; Bangalore Train Station, Gwalior Train Station, 890 Acre Eco Park Delhi (Biggest man made bio diversity park in India), Hilton Kathmandu, 1250 Acre Trans Ganga Masterplan, 1125 Allahabad Masterplan, 1500 Acres Ranchi Masterplan, 10 Acre Hyderabad group housing, to name a few.

Born in Germany, Britta Knobel Gupta commenced her Architectural studies in Konstanz Germany and Lyon France. She received a scholarship in 2004 to study M. Arch DRL at Architectural Association School of Architecture London. In 2006 she joined Zaha Hadid Architects and was involved as Lead Architect in a number of seminal projects as Lead Project Architect which attained international acclaim.

She has been awarded in her early career with the Newcomer Award 2002 and in 2014 the prestigious 40 under 40 Europe, alongside she has also been awarded with International property award for Best Hotel project of the year, Finalist in WAF, Estrade International Award, Iconic Award, German Design award and Golden A’ Design Award. As an invited speaker she gave prominent talks at TEDx Germany, Smart Geometry Hong Kong and CIBF Congress by AIT in Hamburg Germany and got featured in CNN. She was judge in WAF 2017 and is returning as a judge to WAF Lisbon 2021. 

Talk Topic: Performance Driven Architecture: 

At Studio Symbiosis we are interested in creating performance driven designs for the 21st century living. Each piece of architecture should have a purpose with embedded sustainability. 

Iterative feedback loops are generated between the digital and physical, to create a robust and efficient design solution. Given the technological advancements, we can setup real-time simulations to study the impact of a built structure on the overall carbon footprint. These studies in turn help us in optimizing the heat gain, orientation, lux levels, glare index and other performative criteria to create sustainable architecture.  

It is our design ethos to create architecture that is in symbiosis with its surroundings.

Alvin Huang Podcast: CPD points already allocated are: 0.5 ADNZ, 5 NZRAB

12.30pm - 1.15pm 

Architecture is innovative design culture which sparks public imagination.

Alvin holds an MArch from London’s Architectural Association Design Research Lab and a BArch from USC. In this podcast we explore the strong technological focus of Alvins work and the use of emerging technologies to challenge the status quo and create innovative designs. We explore a range of scales, from bespoke furnishings to hi-rise building towers.

Marziah Zad 

1.15pm - 2.15pm 


Marziah Zad is an award-winning architect and researcher interested in the application of digital tools and advanced technologies for the benefit of society. She is currently the Academic Coordinator of the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings at IAAC. She has a BArch from the University of Tehran and a MArch from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) specialising in Digital Morphogenesis and Behavioural Urbanism. As a practising professional, Marziah has worked independently and in collaboration with architects in the Middle East, Europe and the USA. She has also Co-Founded UDA, a multiscalar design practice based in Tehran, Iran. 

Marziah’s investigations in light-weight structures and morphogenetic design strategies to seed intelligent design solutions informs her parallel pursuits of practice and pedagogy. She has taught generative design at universities in Iran and the USA. Her experience in research-based design and the application of light-weight structures towards future sustainable systems has evolved into a specialized research agenda focused on the exploration of mathematical and natural geometry systems as a generative framework and design agent. She is interested in the intersection of digital technologies and generative strategies in design and their consequent impact on the environment and the local to a global sense of culture and identity.

Talk Topic: To emphasize the relationship between design, identity, and environments. 

Marziah will discuss how she directs the design process through exploring the intersection of generative design systems with natural environments and the consequent impact on the local to global sense of culture and identity. Her design approach is centered on geometry as a generative framework to synthesize between diverse inputs, producing a formal language that emphasizes placemaking and  identity. 

Learning outcomes and AACA competencies:

  • 4. Design: Schematic Design 
  • 4.2 Evaluation of design options against values of physical , environmental and cultural contexts. 
  • 4.3 Application of creative  imagination aesthetic judgement to produce  coherent design 
  • 4.6 Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design. 

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