AA São Paulo Visiting School

2010 – 2024




Arthur Mamou-Mani  – AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA –

Arthur is a registered architect, owner of Mamou-Mani ltd and of the self-service fabrication space FabPub ltd. He is lecturer at UCL-Bartlett and University of Westminster in London. Since 2016, he is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering. Arthur gave numerous talks including the TedX conference in the USA and has been featured in The New-York Times. Mamou-Mani’s clients include ARUP, Buro Happold Engineering, Karen Millen Fashion, The Burning Man Festival, FoodInk and Imagination Ltd. Arthur is also one of the creators of the 3D printing open-source plugin Silkworm for Grasshopper3D and a parametric software consultant for SimplyRhino ltd. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2012, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.


James Solly

James is a Chartered Engineer (CEng MICE) and a Research Associate at the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart. His research is in the development of virtual prototyping strategies for fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) as part of the Innochain ETN network and he is also a tutor and lecturer for the ITECH M.Sc Programme. Prior to his current academic role, James worked in practice at Ramboll UK, BuroHappold Engineering and Format En  gineers delivering geometrically and computationally complex engineering projects ranging from experimental sculptures to international museums.

James’s most recent project has been the Elytra Filament Pavilion, a biologically-inspired, robotically-fabricated FRP structure that was designed and delivered by a collaborative team from the ICD and ITKE at the University of Stuttgart. Elytra was exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London as part of Engineering Season during summer 2016 before moving to the Vitra Design Campus, Weil am Rhein for the “Hello Robot Exhibition” which opens February 10th 2017.



Under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers , the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart focuses on the development of building structures as an essential and form giving aspect of architecture. Combining teaching and research in a highly interdisciplinary environment, ITKE´s goal is to push the boundaries of engineering design and material science towards new and non-standard applications in the field or architecture. The synergy between research and teaching environment is a central feature of the work carried out at ITKE. The interaction between scientific investigation and academic activities provides a privileged platform to develop high quality research and to establish solid collaborations with industry partners, allowing the continuous trade of original ideas and an innovative approach to structural design which redefines the border between architecture and engineering.

The institute is one of the two lead institutes of the international MSc Programme Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) and is a partner in several collaborative research networks including the Innochain Network and the Collaborative Research Centre SFB-TRR 141.

website: http://www.itke.uni-stuttgart.de/
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Arthur Mamou Mami , AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA (http://mamou-mani.com/) é ​premiado ​especialista em design paramétrico e fabricação​ e também​ professor. Ele projetou e fabricou estruturas paramétricas para uma série de pavilhões no Burning-Man Festival em Black Rock Nevada, para vitrines de marcas como as que ele criou para Karen Millan e Davidson Tsui, e a estrutura​ ‘Wooden Wave’ como luminária para o lobby da​ Buro Happold Engen​eers. Arthur é arquiteto registrado, proprietário da Mamou-Mani ltd e do espaço de fabricação de auto-serviço FabPub ltd. Ele é professor na UCL-Bartlett e University of Westminster em Londres. Desde 2016, é membro da Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Ele ganhou o Prêmio de Ouro no Prêmio Americano de Arquitetura para o projeto Wooden Wave instalado na BuroHappold Engineering. Arthur deu inúmeras palestras incluindo a conferência TedX nos EUA e foi destaque no The New York Times. Os clientes de Mamou-Mani incluem ARUP, Buro Happold Engineering, ​Karen Millen Fashion, ​The Burning Man Festival, FoodInk e Imagination Ltd. Arthur é também um dos criadores do plugin de código aberto de impressão em 3D Silkworm para Grasshopper3D e consultor paramétrico de software para SimplyRhino Ltd. Antes de fundar Mamou-Mani em 2012, ele trabalhou ​no Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid ​Architects ​e Proctor and​ Matthews Architects​.
James Solly é Engenheiro Autônomo (CEng MICE) e Pesquisador Associado no Instituto de Estruturas de Construção e Design Estrutural (ITKE) da Universidade de Stuttgart. Sua pesquisa baseia-se no desenvolvimento de estratégias de protótipos virtuais para polímeros reforçados com fibra (FRP) como parte da rede Innochain ETN e também é tutor e palestrante do Programa ITECH M.Sc. Antes de seu atual papel acadêmico, James trabalhou na Ramboll UK​, BuroHappold ​Engineering ​e ​Format Engineers realizando projetos de engenharia com geometrias computacionais complexas​ que vão de esculturas experimentais a museus internacionais.

O projeto mais recente de James foi o Elytra Filament Pavilion, uma estrutura de PRF biologicamente inspirada e ​fabricada ​com robótica, projetada e ​construída por uma equipe colaborativa da ICD e da ITKE na Universidade de Stuttgart. Elytra foi exibido no Victoria and Albert Museum de Londres como parte da temporada de engenharia durante o verão de 2016 antes de se mudar para o Campus Vitra Design, Weil am Rhein para a “Hello Robot Exhibition”, que se inicia em 10 de fevereiro de 2017.