The LASG Story
Can architecture integrate living functions? Could future buildings think, and care? The Living Architecture Systems Group brings together researchers and industry partners in a multidisciplinary research cluster dedicated to developing built environments with qualities that come close to life— environments that can move, respond, and learn, with metabolisms that can exchange and renew their environments, and which are adaptive and empathic towards their inhabitants. Supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funding and contributions from numerous partners, LAS is focused on developing innovative technologies, new critical aesthetics, and integrative design working methods, helping equip a new generation of designers with critical next-generation skills and critical perspectives for working with complex environments.See the full story
Philip Beesley is a practicing visual artist, architect, and Professor in Architecture at the University of Waterlooand Professor of Digital Design and Architecture & Urbanism at the European Graduate School.
Colin Ellard is a cognitive neuroscientist, author and design consultant, who works at the intersection of psychology and architectural and urban design.
Dana Kulić is a leading expert in human-robot interaction and intelligent systems. Her doctoral work (UBC 2005) saw robots become able to detect and respond to physiological measures to ensure human safety for the first time.