Naturalizing architecture - Archilab 2013

Today, after the digital revolution of the 2000s, which radically redefined architectural production conditions, a new generation of artists, architects and designers is developing a praxis at the crossroads of computer science, engineering, and biology.

Henceforth architecture is involved in “matter”, which is turning out to be both effective and capable  of doing away with the distinction between nature and artifice, ushering in a new order of hybridization. How are we to think about this new ecology of design, a condition that is as architectural as it is political and cultural, within which nature and architecture merge?

Strutured in four parts (Rustic, Geometric, Organic and Ecophysics), this is the question that the 2013 this publication intend to answer withe the authors and the projects of forty international architects, artists and designers currently at the forefront of scientific innovation.

Authors : Marie-Ange Brayer, Frédéric Migayrou, Franck Varenne, Giuseppe Longo et Nabil Zakhama, Rivka Oxman, Annick Lesne, Graham Harman, Lambros Malafouris.

Bibliography :  500 références.

Processing: Editions HYX for this publication has developed an original generative typography modeling the growth of plants based on the Processing programming environment (Ben Fry and Casey Reas). By Emmanuel Cyriaque, Caroline Kassimo-Zhand, Laurent Pinon and Arthur Violy

Format : 23,5 x 28 cm, 296 pages, quadrichromie,  softcover,  bilingual edition french-english. Collection Frac Centre

ISBN : 978-2-910385-82-8, Prix : 45 €. Avalable on  september 14th .




14/ Marie-Ange Brayer. Nature and artifice. Affects and artifacts in naturalized architecture

38/ Frédéric Migayrou. Naturalizing Architecture

60/ Niccolo Casas

62/ Cmmnwlth.

64/ Federico Diaz

66/ Eragatory

70/ Perry Hall

74/ Michael Hansmeyer

78/ Casey Reas

82/ SPAN

86/ Iris van Herpen

90/ Daniel Widrig


96/ Franck Varenne.The Nature of computational things - Models and simulations in Design and Architecture

106/ Rivka Oxman. Naturalizing Design: In Pursuit of Tectonic Materiality

122/ EZCT Architecture & Design Research

126/ Faulders Studio


134/ Gage / Clemenceau Architects

136/ Gramazio & Kohler / Raffaello D’Andrea

140/ akihisa hirata architecture office

142/ Jenny Sabin

146/ Ruy Klein

150/ SJET

154/ Marius Watz


158/ Giuseppe Longo and Nabil Zakhama.The Model as an Organizing Outlook upon the Real

188/ Annick Lesne.Towards an Organic Architecture

198/ [Ay]A Studio

202/ B + U


208/ Kokkugia

212/ Joris Laarman Lab

214/ MaterialEcology

218/ Matsys

222/ Achim Menges

226/ Minimaforms

230/ Wendy Teo


234/ Graham Harman. Objects and Architecture

244/ Lambros Malafouris. On thinking and form-making

254/ ecoLogicStudio

256/ junya.ishigami+associates

260/ MAD Architects

264/ marcosandmarjan

268/ Plasma Studio

270/ servo

272/ soma

274/ Supermanoeuvre

276/ X_TU Architects

280/ Xuberance