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Interior World

Year: 2006
Projects Featured: Tulum Site Museum, Voronoi Morphologies, Honeycomb Morphologies, C_Wall

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Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design

Year: 2006
Projects Featured: Honeycomb Morphologies

Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design

Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design

Demonstrating Digital Architecture

Year: 2005
Projects Featured: Honeycomb Morphologies
Description: Publication of the Far Eastern International Digital Architecture Design (FEIDAD) competition in 2004. Matsys won a Design Merit Award.

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AA Projects Review 04/05

Manifold Installation at the AA Projects Review 2004, Photo: Francis Ware

Manifold Installation at the AA Projects Review 2004, Photo: Francis Ware

Honeycomb Prototypes. Photo by Sue Barr

Honeycomb Prototypes. Photo by Sue Barr

Cellular Form-Finding. Photo by Sue Barr

Cellular Form-Finding. Photo by Sue Barr

Manifold prototype. Photo by Sue Barr

Manifold prototype. Photo by Sue Barr

Manifold prototype. Photo by Sue Barr

Manifold prototype. Photo by Sue Barr

Date: July 2005
Location: The Architectural Association, London
Featured Projects: Cellular Form-Finding, Honeycomb Morphologies

Betweeness

Year: 2003
Projects Featured: White Noise
Description: A book published by Bullseye Glass documenting the making of the various glass screens

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Profile

Matsys
Established in 2004 by Andrew Kudless, Matsys is a design studio that explores the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology, and computation. Based on the idea that architecture can be understood as a material body with its own intrinsic and extrinsic forces relating to form, growth, and behavior, the studio investigates methodologies of performative integration through geometric and material differentiation. The studio’s work ranges from speculative and built projects to the crafting of new tools which facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to the design and fabrication of architecture.

Bio
Andrew Kudless is an architect based in San Francisco where he is an associate professor at the California College of the Arts. Andrew has taught design studios, workshops, and seminars at The Ohio State University, the Architectural Association (London), Yale University, and Rice University. In 2005 Andrew was the Howard E. LeFevre Fellow for Emerging Practitioners at OSU. He earned a Master of Arts with distinction from the Architectural Association’s Emergent Technologies and Design graduate program and a Master of Architecture with honors from the Tulane University School of Architecture. In 2004 he was the recipient of a Design Merit Award in the Far Eastern International Digital Architecture Design (FEIDAD) competition and in 1998 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research architectural design and urbanism in the Kansai region of Japan. He has worked as a designer for Allied Works Architecture in Portland and New York and as a digital design, modeling, and fabrication consultant for Expedition Engineering in London. Andrew’s work has been exhibited in the US, England, France, Japan and China and is in the permanent collections of the Pompidou Centre, the FRAC Centre, and SFMOMA.

Contact
For general inquires, please contact us below:
5621 Lowell St, Unit I, Oakland, CA 94608
Oakland, CA 94608
T: 510.689.1899
E: info@matsysdesign.com

For information on the purchase of works shown on this site, please contact Salamatina Gallery in New York.
T: 516 439 4471
F: 516 439 4472
E: info@salamatina.com


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ACADIA 2008 Website now live!

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In one of my other roles as technical co-chair of the upcoming ACADIA 2008 conference, I’ve recently put together a conference website. Still lots more content to come, but this is a start. The conference title is Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation. We are interested in looking at the range of ways designers and researchers have extracted principles from biology to create new materials, forms, and processes. We have a great line up of keynote speakers (which will be released soon). I’m also really excited to be working with a great group of people in organizing this conference. These include Neri Oxman (MIT), Marc Swackhamer (UMinn), Billie Faircloth (UT Austin), and Kiel Moe (Northeastern).

Image by Peter Theakston.