PA Talks Episode 50 is now available. In this episode, we met with Hamze Machmouchi an architectural designer and researcher at Zaha Hadid Architects, and Andrew Friedenberg architect and computational designer at Heatherwick Studio. Hamze is currently interested in transdisciplinary practice opportunities ranging from fabrication-aware design research to playful configurators. While Andrew is focusing on his passion for combining emerging technology like gaming engines with experiential and spatial design. Hamze and Andrew will lead the Reactive Miniverse studio workshop from June 25 to August 13, 2022. You can register now to attend the live workshop session, or you can watch the recordings.
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Hamze Machmouchi graduated from the Architectural Association’s Design Research Lab (AADRL). He earned a Bachelor of Architecture Magna Cum Laude from Boston Architectural College in the United States. During his time at the Architectural Association, he created a metaverse in which various real-life stakeholders may use assets that can be traded in a marketplace to form a whole neighborhood. He currently works at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and teaches at the Boston Architectural College.
Andrew Friedenberg received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Architectural Association (AADRL) and has worked on projects ranging from material research to urban design. He worked as a computational designer at Behnisch Architekten, Logitech, and THEVERYMANY.
Andrew and Hamze are the instructors of the Reactive Miniverse studio workshop by PAACADEMY; the studio will explore the design of different typologies of digital space by creating unique assets for implementation in Unreal Engine using Rhinoceros 7 and Grasshopper. You can register to join the live workshop sessions or watch the recordings by clicking on this link.
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