Core Team and Collaborators

Core Research Team

Eva Castro

Architect

Federico Ruberto

Architect.Writer

Eva Castro is a professor of practice at AS+D – SUTD, Singapore, where she currently coordinates core studio 2 and co-leads advanced option studios. She has bee the director of the Landscape Urbanism Unit at Tsinghua University in Beijing and a visiting profesor at the Architectural Association in London, where she taught – as a diploma unit master and co-directing the Landscape Urbanism Master program since 2003. She has also held positions as visiting professor at HKU, Hong Kong and honorary profesor at X’ian Tech University. As a practitioner, Castro is cofounder of Plasma Studio and GroundLab. She has been recognized with several awards including the Next Generation Architects Award, the Young Architect of the Year Award and the Contract World Award. Her work is published and exhibited worldwide, including Archilab’s ‘Naturalising Architecture’ and various solo exhibitions and art installations -at the DAZ (Deutsches Architectural Museun) in Germany and the Architectural Association in London. Plasma studio and GroundLab were the lead designers for the International Horticultural Fair in Xi’an, China a 37ha landscape with a wide range of buildings opened in 2011.

Federico Ruberto  is a writer and architect working between philosophy/design with a PhD in “Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought” from the European Graduate School that focused on the concept of “contingency” in formal/natural languages. His texts connect metaphysical questions to the field of de-sign, inquiring the possibility of writing the open within the current computational paradigm. Beside formAxioms he is co-founder/partner of reMIX Studio, architectural office in Beijing. His theoretical essays have been published among others by Routledge (UK), dpr-barcelona (Spain), Mimesi (Italy), Riverside Architectural Press (Canada), Monograph-List lab (Italy) and Tsinghua University Press (China). As a researcher he has presented at international symposiums among which the “Postcards from the Anthropocene” (Edinburgh 2107), R.E.D.S at La Sapienza (Rome 2013), and the “Future of Cities Forum” (Beijing 2016). He co-directs design studios of computational speculative narrative at SUTD (Singapore), he taught at the Landscape Urbanism program at Tsinghua University (Beijing), he was instructor at “Processes of Abstraction” at IFC Central Academy of Fine Arts and lecturer at the Laboratory for Computational Design (Beijing). He has tutored at workshops in China (Beijing, Dalian, Zhengzhou and Changsha) and in India (Surat). He taught at the Architectural Association Visiting School in Beijing (2012) and co-directed a unit at the AAVS in São Paulo (2013). As a practitioner he has won several prizes among which the First Prize and the Grand Prix of the International Competition at the XI Krakow Architecture Triennial (2009). As reMIX studio’s co-founder/partner his work has been included in many exhibitions, among which the 14th Venice Biennale – “Across Chinese Cities Pavillion”.

Collaborators

Research Assistants

Ho Jin Teck (Daryl)

Architect / Planners

Peng Haonan

Architect / Planner

Collaborators

Augmented/Virtual Reality Team

Jacob Chen Shihang

VR-AR Programmer / Educator

Alan Ng

Programmer

Song Yong Bin

Programmer

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