Eva Castro has been teaching at the AA since 2003 and is also cofounder and director of Plasma Studio (www.plasmastudio.com) and GroundLab (groundlab.org). She studied architecture and urbanism at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and subsequently completed the AA Graduate Design programme with Jeff Kipnis at the Architectural Association, London. Eva is a Visiting Studio Master of the AA Landscape Urbanism Programme http://landscapeurbanism.aaschool.ac.uk/. She is currently a visiting professor at the School of Landscape Architecture in Tsinghua University and holds a honorary professorship at Xian’s School of Architecture. She is the winner of the Next Generation Architects Award, the Young Architect of the Year Award and the ContractWorld Award among others. Her work is published and exhibited worldwide. Plasma and GroundLab were the lead designers for the International 2011 International Horticultural Expo in Xi’an, China.
Federico Ruberto graduated in Architecture and received his Master degree in Urban and Landscape Design at the Italian Polytechnic of Milan in 2008, with a research and design proposal that frames the complex territorial dynamics affecting the metropolitan area of Milan. In 2009 he won the International Competition at the XI Krakow Architecture Triennial, with a project on the infrastructural system of the city that has been published by several international magazines. He collaborated with numerous architectural offices in Italy and worked as Project Architect at Plasma Studio and Groundlab in London and Beijing. He is currently assistant professor in the Landscape Urbanism course at Tsinghua University, tutor at Beijing LCD (Laboratory for Computational Design) and has been involved in several workshops around China. In the year 2011 he has founded reMIX Studio (remixstudio.org) a young, interdisciplinary and international office that, spanning between professional practice and academia, is committed to analize the dynamics affecting nowadays society, focusing on the social-political implications that stand behind and within the discipline.
Anne Save de Beaurecueil and Franklin Lee (www.subdv.com) use computation to generate environmentally responsive geometries for architecture and urban design projects worldwide. They previously taught at the Pratt Institute in New York, and received Master’s Degrees from Columbia University. They have published, exhibited and lectured about their work worldwide, including the Beijing Biennale, the Rotterdam Biennale, the Athens Synthasoris Exhibition, the London Festival of Architecture, and the Festival of Electronic Language (FILE) in São Paulo. The work of AA Diploma Unit 2 has been featured in AD, ArchiCree, and the AA Agendas 7 Articulated Grounds: Mediating Environment and Culture publication.
Ernesto Bueno is an Associated Architect at Atelier UM+D in Curitiba. He holds a diploma of Architecture and Urbanism from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Master’s Degree in Genetic Architectures from ESARQ – UIC (Barcelona Spain), and is a PhD Candidate in the same research line. He is also a Trainer and Lecturer on digital techniques in architectural design and fabrication using Rhino, Grasshopper and Python. He resides in Brazil and is editor of the blog Parametricismo.
Victor Sardenberg works at SUBdV (SUBdV.com) and holds a diploma of Architect and Urbanist from Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie, is member of the research group Teo.Pro (Theory and Project in Digital Era) and of the artistic ensemble EPICAC Tropical. His activities are between architecture, arts, sound installations and computation.
Josei Nagayassu is a Graphic Designer and Architect who works at FutureBrand São Paulo and a former student of some past AA visiting schools. He is graduated in Industrial Design at FAAP (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado-2008) and Arquitecture & Urbanism at Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie (2009). Now he is working on his masters degree in the same university with the dissertation: design process and new project technologies. His work focuses on mixing digital techniques and branded architecture, to amplify the repertoire and the knowledge of the consumer over a product or a brand, making them experience it in a built environment.
Victor Calixto holds a diploma from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie. Is member of research group Teo.PRO (Theory and Project in Digital Era). Collaborated with Atelier Marko Brajovic [São Paulo-2010-2011] developing residential projects, scenary and design pieces using algorithms to implement digital design, parametric tools and biomimetic strategis. Is an Associated Architect at DEsVIaR_Oficina de Arquitetura .