“What we need is neither abstraction nor occupying, but the occupying of abstraction”

McKenzie Wark


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2020_02_01_form.axioms interview

form.axioms interview

Prof. Eva Castro introduces “form | axioms”, its work with the students at SUTD and the work involving an exhibition with virtual and augmented reality experiences developed for “City of Streams”, Yantian district, sub-venue of the 2019 “Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture”, Shenzhen.


Jacques Rougerie Foundation

Our SUTD student, (M.Arch graduate, Class of 2019), Ms. Nabila Larasati Pranoto wins the prestigious Coup de Coeur Award in the category “Architecture and Issue of Sea Level Rise” Leonardo da Vinci promotion, with her master thesis project “A Living Organism”. The award was given by the Jacques Rougerie Foundation, named after the visionary architect…


Colloquium SUTD + UOS

formaxioms @ Colloquium SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design) + UOS (University of Seoul). Federico Ruberto presents “Speculative Future(s) for the Anthropocene” Time: 10am / January 10, 2020 Place: Singapore University of Technology and Design – Lecture Hall 3 Organizer: Jie-eun Hwang (UOS) and Stylianos Dritsas (SUTD) Participants: Bige Tuncer, “Big Data Informed Urban…

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Essay: @ Eyes of the City – Shenzhen Biennale

Federico Ruberto’s essay “Latent Cities with Eyes Wide (and) Shut” is part of the 2019 “Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture_Shenzhen-Hong Kong”. This year Biennale is titled “Eyes of the City” and its Chief Curator is Prof.Carlo Ratti. Federico’s essay is online, the abstract only at the moment, here and here.  The essay is part of the…

2019_12_19_option studio2

Advanced Option Studio: South China Sea III

Final review of our Advanced Option Studio, third chapter of the South China Sea Agenda titled “Design Strategies in SCS III_ Designing the Atlas Through Micro Localities”. Tutors: Eva Castro and Federico Ruberto. VR/AR: IRL  team.

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Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture_Shenzhen

Form Axioms is part of the 2019 “Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture” taking place in Shenzhen from the end of December to March 2020. Form Axioms’ exhibition is located at the Yantian sub-venue  (Yantian District, Shenzhen, Block 8, Sha-Tau-Kok Bonded Zone _ 深圳市盐田区深盐路 – 沙头角保税区8号楼), it presents the studio’s research agenda and students’ projects which are…

“The map had been the first form of misdirection, for what is a map but a way of emphasizing some things and making other things invisible?”

Jeff VanderMeer

Territorial Scale

Agenda [China_Nepal_South China Sea]



South China Sea

Architectural Scale

Core Studio II [Space_Fiction (virtual reality, cinema and story-telling)]

“In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire […] In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography”

Jorge Luis Borges

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Students’ projects