Directors - Tutors

Tejas Sidnal

Spence Robinson Architects, Zhuhai city, China

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Architect from Mumbai, India. Tejas earned his B.Arch degree from the University of Mumbai in 2011. Having a strong inclination towards Biomimicry he has been researching over this field from the past 4 years. His thesis Biomimicry Institute at Mumbai has earned a lot of recognition and awards nationally and internationally. He presented his thesis for the 7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit and first Global Conference in Boston, MA during June, 2013. Successfully completed his Masters on Tata Scholarship in Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) with a distinction from Architectural Association (AA), School of Architecture during 2012 - 2013. He currently works in Zhuhai city, China for Spence Robinson Architects. He is looking to explore biomimetic strategies at a master plan level for an IT project in China

Nicolas Mori BW

Nicolas Cabargas Mori

OF Arquitectos, Santiago, Chile

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Licensed architect in Chile, In 2014 he obtained his Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Architectural Association at the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme. For which was awarded with a Chilean Government full scholarship to study a masters in a foreign prestigious University in 2012. Since his Master´s studies at the AA he has been fascinated for the design driven by nature (biomimetics), and interested on the development of a science and mathematical based architectural approach. During 2014 he worked at at Grimshaw Architects, London, on the new Euston Station and Waterloo Station. Nicolas is currently partner at OF Arquitectos, Chile​; Professor ​at Architecture, Art and Design ​Department ​of the Universidad Diego Portales (UDP)​ ​and​ Universidad Andres Bello (UNAB).

Marco Corazza

Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London, UK

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Marco is a licensed architect in South Africa and graduate of the Architectural Association earning a Master of Science in Emergent Technologies and Design with distinction in 2013. His thesis, Composite Morphogenesis, was presented at the Acadia academic conference in Los Angeles in 2014. He is currently working as part of the restoration team on the Battersea Power Station project helping to deliver the window cladding and MEP packages . Prior to joining Wilkinson Eyre, Marco worked in range of practices from small design based practices to both medium and large architecture firms in London, South African and India. He is interested in developing unconventional design solutions informed by digital fabrication methods, as well as biological methodology, complex geometries, unconventional building techniques, and assembly processes. In addition to his design work, he is a workshop tutor for first year at the Architectural Association.

Guest Tutors / Lecturers

Yaniv Peer

Exploration Architecture, London, UK

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Yaniv Peer is an Associate at Exploration Architecture, a cutting edge practice leading the field of Biomimicry and its application in the architecture and design realms. He has led in several design projects including the Mobius Project - a cyclical metabolism restaurant - and the revolutionary Biomimetic Office Building. He trained at the Manchester School of Architecture after which he joined the world famous practice Future Systems. Yaniv has lectured widely on the subject of sustainable design in the UK and abroad so as to disseminate knowledge about Biomimicry as an approach to design which he believes can help deal with some of the major resource challenges we face today. Biomimicry represents a culmination of three lifelong passions for Yaniv; biology, design and the environment.

Ipek Kuzu

Studio E Architects, London, UK

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Ipek is an architect from Istanbul,Turkey. She earned her B.Arch degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul in 2012 with distinction.After working at Arkizon Architects,she moved to London and completed her Master in Architecture at Bartlett School of Architecture Graduate Architectural Design(GAD) Program.Her research includes theoretical approaches inspired by nature such as Biomimetics and Morphogenesis,which are dealing with the translation of natural processes into design principles. Particularly her master thesis means to investigate and interpret the role of shell structures in architecture through the new direction of contemporary architecture that is adaptive,autonomous, dynamic and responsive. She is currently working in Studio E Architects in London.

Chiara Zaccagnini

AL_A Architects, London, UK

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Italian part 2 Architect and creative designer interested in Emergent technology Art and Architecture. In 2014 she obtained her Master in Architecture at Bartlett University UCL London.  She is particularly interested on the aspect of multiplicity, heterogeneity in architecture and the study of self-organizing structures as a model to create engineered cellular structures. Her research focused mainly on investigating models as a result of dynamic systems, and to scale up those processes in to architecture. She is currently working on Victoria and Albert Museum with AL_A Architects. Previously worked with Pascall+Watson Architects on T2A Heathrow Terminal Project and with Foster Partners on Aldar Central Market project in Abu Dhabi.

Andrew Haas

Zaha Hadid Architects, London, UK

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Andrew is a designer from the United States and graduate of the Architectural Association (AA) earning his Masters of Architecture with Thesis Distinction in 2014.  Focusing on biologically inspired, computationally driven approaches to design, he has taught seminars at Tsinghua University and the Laboratory for Computational Design in Beijing; tutored at AA Visiting Schools in Penang and Shanghai; and was a Research Assistant and Instructor at The University of Hong Kong.  He was most recently a Cluster Co-Champion for the 2014 Smart Geometry Conference hosted in Hong Kong, and a Computational Designer for the OCEAN Research and Design Consultancy Network.  Andrew is currently with Zaha Hadid Architects in London, where he also leads seminars on digital technologies at the Architectural Association.

Administrative Head

Keyur Mistry

Sen Kapadia Architects, Mumbai, India

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Keyur Mistry is an Architect graduated in 2012 from Mumbai University. Since then he is working with eminent Architect Sen Kapadia. He has worked on National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar and currently working as Project Architect for a bungalow in Alibaug, India.