Data driven design, urban landscape and futurism

Part One: 24 September 2020

Data Driven Design combines multiple layers of information to create spaces that respond to multiple usage scenarios, being resilient to different user requirements.

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Mattia Santi is an Architect and Engineer with extensive experience in Architecture, Real Estate and Design. He previously worked as Senior Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects, after having worked with Robofold, Farshid Moussavi Architects, Alvisi Kirimoto & Partners and SPSK. Mattia holds a MArch in Architecture and Urbanism (DRL) from the Architectural Association and a MEng in Architectural Engineering with honours from University of Rome Tor Vergata. He also accomplished a professional training about Commercial Real Estate Finance Analysis and Investment from MIT SA+P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston). He is tutor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, previously he taught courses as visiting tutor at NCUT, Polytechnic of Milan, DNAT and Arts and Busines College of London. Mattia is Part III Architect registered at RIBA and ARB. He is also a registered Engineer at OdIR (Ordine degli Ingegneri di Roma).


Contemporary spaces extend beyond physical reality through layers of virtual relations. Data interpretation is one of the most contemporary challenges within many fields and requires the capability of revealing patterns inside complex data. Designing through data allows to read understand and shape the new information driven society. The availability of large scale datasets and the use of algorithms that can organize this information, offer to contemporary design new tools to take informed decisions and create resilient design systems that can offer optimized design solutions to respond to multiple stakeholders.

Data driven Design allows to combine different types of data, such as environmental data, structural data and user behaviours, combining multiple layers of information to create spaces that respond to multiple usage scenarios, being resilient to different user requirements.


Yo-ichiro Hakomori, PHD, AIA, NCARB Teulo Talk Topic – “California Dreaming”

  • The mythos of Southern California and the contextual history of residential architecture
  • 3 to 4 projects by Yo-ichiro Hakomori – StudioHAU

Yo-ichiro Hakomori, PHD, AIA, NCARB 


Yo-ichiro Hakomori is founder and principal at StudioHAU – Los Angeles.  He received his Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of California Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Engineering in Architecture from the University of Tokyo.  Hakomori has worked for several notable Los Angeles architects, including Koning Eizenberg Architecture, De Bretteville and Polyzoides, and Franklin D. Israel Design Associates.  Prior to his current position, Hakomori was founding partner at wHY Architecture.  Along with his partner at wHY Architecture, he completed the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the first LEED gold certified museum in the world in 2007.   With their knowledge and passion for “invisible green” and art, wHY Architecture received numerous commissions for other art related projects throughout the country including the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky; the Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Texas; gallery/exhibit design at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts and at the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois; L&M Arts in Venice, California; Royal T Gallery and Café in Culver City, California; and the Perry Rubenstein Gallery in West Hollywood, California.  Hakomori was also principal architect for the Pomona College Studio Art Hall, the Interpretive Green Bridge (Art Bridge) at the Great Wall of Los Angeles, and a number of single-family residences in Los Angeles and Thailand.  Recent projects by Hakomori – StudioHAU include the A4 Art Museum in Chengdu, China; 2 small hotels in Lijiang, China; private villas and a resort hotel on an island off the coast of Belize; and numerous residential projects in the United States.

Hakomori has taught at Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan; Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design in Pomona, California; the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon; and he is currently Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Southern California School of Architecture where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios, and is the director of the Asian Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism study abroad program.

11AM - 12PM - SU11 Architecture 


Ferda will discuss the firm and their approach, over the years Su11 has operated on multiple design fronts. Their interests and expertise range from building design to interiors, installations, and products. In each project they utilize innovative means of production along with rigorous conceptual thinking to deliver unique and customized solutions. Ferda will touch on some of the projects they have been involved in over the past 15 years. 


Ferda Kolatan is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Pennslyvania. He received his Architectural Diploma (Dipl.Ing) from the RWTH Aachen and his Masters in Architecture (MSAAD) from Columbia University where he was the recipient of the LSL Memorial Prize and the Honor Award for Excellence in Design. Ferda has lectured widely and taught design, fabrication, and theory courses at institutions such as Columbia University, SCI-Arc, Pratt Institute, RWTH Aachen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Washington University, CCA, UCAM, University of British Columbia, and Cornell University. He is also a co-author of the book Meander: Variegating Architecture (Bentley Press, 2011) and was selected as a Young Society Leader by the American Turkish Society in 2011.

sU11 projects have been exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, PS1, Walker Art Center, Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Vitra Design Museum, Artists Space NY, Archilab Orleans, The Beijing and Istanbul Biennials, Documenta X, Art Basel, and Carnegie Museum of Art. Publications of our work include Archilab’s Futurehouse, Space, Monitor, L’Arca, Arch+, New New York, PreFab Modern, Digital Real, The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture, AD, Dwell, Le Monde, NY Times, LA Times, and the Washington Post.

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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