Lorenzo Villaggi

Born in Piacenza, Italy. (1990)
Lives and works in New York City

lorenzo.villaggi@gmail.com
lorenzovillaggi.com
work sample or portfolio upon request

http://takeshapemag.com/
EDUCATION
Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)
09.2012 - 05.2015 Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
Politecnico di Milano
09.2009 - 07.2012 Bachelor of Environmental Architecture (B.Arch)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Living, an Autodesk Studio
09.2015 - present Designer and research scientist associate
Managing and developing projects at a variety of scales that apply advanced research at the intersection of technology, biology and architecture
06.2014 - 08.2014 Virtual Design and Construction designer
Special Methods
06.2014 - present Co-founder and designer
: (pronounced "colon")
09.2013 - present Co-founder, co-editor and designer
Case Design Inc. (Acquired by WeWork 2015)
2014 Building Information Modeling (BIM) designer
Latent Productions
2013 Material specialist and designer
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS AND TEACHING
Smart Geometry
05.2018 Workshop instructor
Performance Network
06.2018 Thought and demoed webinar class "Generative Design for Architectural Space Planning" [recording]
Autodesk University
11.2018 Lectured and thought class "Generative Urban Design: A Collaboration Between Autodesk Research and Van Wijnen" [recording]
11.2017 Lectured and thought class "Generative Design for Architectural Space Planning: the Case of the AU Exhibit Hall Layout" [recording]
MoMA
06.2018 Pulbic workshop instructor on design and bio-materials
Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)
01.2016 - 05.2016 Adjunct assistant professor [Measure]
07.2015 Associate of architecture, planning and preservation
05.2015 Associate of architecture, planning and preservation
08.2013 - 05.2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant
EXHIBITIONS
09.2018 - 01.2019

Subculture: Microbial Metrics and The Multi-Species City

, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA
08.2018 - 09.2018

BIODESIGN

, RISD, Providence, USA
03.2018

Cover

, with Sam Lewitt, Miguel Aubreu Gallery, New York, USA
09.2017 - 01.2018

Capsule Dreams

, Chicago Architecture Biennale, Chicago, USA
03.2018 - 11.2018

The Future Starts Here

, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
01.2016

This Time Tomorrow

, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
09.2015 - 01.2016

Amphibious Envelope

, Chicago Architecture Biennale, Chicago, USA
03.2015

Work in Progress

, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA
03.2015

Open Future

, Istanbul Design Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
06.2015

Embodied Energy Pilot Project

, New Museum, New York, USA
11.2015

AIA - Annual National Architecture Schools Exhibition

, Center for Architecture, New York, USA
06.2014

Young Architect's Program

, MoMA PS1, Queens, USA
11.2014

Casual Encounters

, with Sam Lewitt, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA
01.2014

Blueologies: Investing in Color

, Gauthier Gallery, New York, USA
TALKS AND CONFERENCES
11.2018

Generative Urban Design

, lectured and presented a class at Autodesk University, Las Vegas, USA [recording]
10.2018

Generative Design for Architecture

, invited speaker at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Dubai, UAE
07.2018

The Living Work

, keynote speaker at the BeyondAEC symposium, Boston, USA
06.2018

Generative Urban Design

, published paper presentation at the Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design conference, Delft, Netherlands
05.2018

Data Mining the City

, workshop presented at the Smartgeometry conference, Toronto, Canada
11.2017

Generative Design for Architectural Space Planning

, lectured and presented a class at Autodesk University, Las Vegas, USA [recording]
09.2017

Survey-Based Simulation

, published paper presentation at the Design Modeling Symposium, Paris, France
WRITINGS AND PUBLICATIONS
07.2018

Mundane Intelligence

, in Clog Issue 16: Artificial Intelligence
11.2018

Now We See Now. Architecture and Research by The Living

, Monacelli Press [Link]
10.2018

Digital Derive

, published in ACADIA conference proceedings [PDF]
09.2018

Continuous Stationary

, in TAKE SHAPE issue II: Commute
06.2018

Generative Urban Design

, published in SimAUD conference proceedings [PDF]
10.2017

Beyond Heuristics

, published in ACADIA conference proceedings [PDF]
09.2017

Survey-Based Simulation for User Satisfaction for Generative Design

, published in DMS conference proceedings [PDF]
06.2017

Project Discover

, published in SimAUD conference proceedings [PDF]
08.2016

What if Buildings Could Talk?

, published in Archinect Features [Link]
06.2015

Diverging Notations

, Lorenzo Villaggi [PDF]
04.2015

First Degree Murder by Architecture

, interview to Eyal Weizman, : (pronounced "colon"), Vol. III, "The Political" [PDF]
05.2014

Instead of Saying I Want the Banana

, interview to Mark Wigley, : (pronounced "colon"), Vol. II, Issue 4, "Belief: What is Parametricism?" [PDF]
05.2014

Filling Up the Void With Presence

, interview to Mark Wigley, : (pronounced "colon"), Vol. II, Issue 4, "Belief: What is Parametricism?" [PDF]
05.2014

You Setup the Model

, interview to David Benjamin, : (pronounced "colon"), Vol. II, Issue 4, "Belief: What is Parametricism?" [PDF]
05.2014

Not Everything Can Be Captured by The Fitness Function

, interview to Daniel Davis, : (pronounced "colon"), Vol. II, Issue 4, "Belief: What is Parametricism?" [PDF]
12.2013

Nothing More Human Than Language

, : (pronounced "colon"), Vol. I, Issue 2, "Why Write?" [PDF]
12.2013

A Little Beloved Creature That Shits Everywhere

, : (pronounced "colon"), Vol. I, Issue 2, "Why Workshop?" [PDF]
MENTIONS
11.2017

The Embodied Computation Lab by David Benjamin at the Princeton School of Architecture

, Architectural Record
08.2016

Evolo Skyscrapers 3

, Evolo
03.2014

Eidos, or When Desire Becomes Matter

, Suckerpunch
02.2014

The Winners of d3 Housing Tomorrow 2014

, Archdaily
02.2014

"Eidos" Housing Project

, Archinect [link]
03.2013

Writers as Architects

, New York Times
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
09.2015 - 07.2017

New Inc

, GSAPP Incubator
05.2015

Charles McKim Prize for Excellence in Design & Saul Kaplan Travelling Fellowship

, Columbia University GSAPP
05.2015

Avery 6 Award: To Whome Whose Work Questions the Standards of Architecture and Prommises to Change the Profession

, Columbia University GSAPP
05.2015

Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize

, Columbia University GSAPP
05.2015

William Kinne Fellows Travelling Prize

, Columbia University GSAPP
03.2014

Special Mention New York Award

, D3 Housing Tomorrow
09.2013

Honorable Mention, 4th plance

, A House for Pink Floyd
INVITED JUROR
Columbia University GSAPP, Pratt, Penn Design, TAD (peer reviewer)