Performative Design Processes for Architecture ( [P]a) is a research and education initiative launched in 2007 by Marco Verde. [P]a agenda is rooted in the field of emergent technologies and especially focuses on the investigation of integral strategies and processes for architectural design and production. [P]a is an expression of the research work in Contemporary Strategies and Processes for Architecture to which Marco is dedicated since 2005. [P]a is grateful to all practitioners, scholars, and students who demonstrate their interest in this intense and systematic work and contribute to the intellectual and technical development behind the production of the sample material here collected. Marco Verde 2013
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Marco Verde, educated as an Engineer at Università degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy), earned his post-professional Master’s degree (2005) and DEA’s degree (2008) in Genetic Architectures (a.k.a. Bio Digital Design) at EsArq-UiC, Barcelona (Spain). Marco is an interdisciplinary practitioner and educator focused on integral design strategies and processes for Non-Standard Architecture. Marco is specialized in emergent technologies and advanced design and he is an expert in the design of material systems, interactive composite structures of variable geometry, interactive systems and parametric-associative systems. With 10 years of professional and academic experience, Marco also masters the territory of digital and rapid fabrication in Architecture, engineering and industrial design. MV
In early 2005, Marco moved to Spain and joined HYBRIDa (Sylvia Felipe + Jordi Truco Architects) working as project manager, designer, and researcher. During three years, he has been deeply involved in the HybGrid® research project: a patented, real-time responsive and adaptive structural system. The HybGrid, currently renamed as Hypermembrane, has been awarded twice within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) in 2011 and 2012. Since 2006, Marco taught design studios and workshops within undergraduate and postgraduate programs across several schools among which EsArq-UiC (Spain), Pratt Institute (USA), Elisava (Spain), University of Nicosia (Cyprus), University of Cyprus (Cyprus), and AA Visiting School in Paris. Since 2006, Marco is also member of the teaching staff at the Bio Design Research Group, an initiative directed by Jordi Truco and currently developed within the ADDA (Advanced Design and Digital Architecture) postgraduate Masters’ Degree Program at Elisava, Escuela Superior de Disseny i Enginyeria de Barcelona. In fall 2008, Marco has moved to The Netherlands to join Hyperbody. (HRG). Hyperbody is the research group at the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology directed by Prof. ir. Kas Oosterhuis (ONL) focusing on Non-Standard and Interactive Architecture. Here, Marco had held a position as Assistant Professor within the Masters’ degree program in Non-Standard and Interactive Architecture. During 2012 Marco thought as Adjunct Assistant Professor at La Sapienza (Rome), and has been invited as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo to direct a Fall-Term Design Studio at the School of Architecture in Cambridge (CND).
Marco is the founder of [P]a, Performative Design Processes for Architecture, a research and education initiative launched in 2007 and operating within academia to develop interdisciplinary research in computational design strategies, material systems, interactive structures of variable geometry, composites structures and industrialized customization in Architecture. In 2011, Marco inaugurated ALO. ALO is an architectural office where practice, research, and education combine in collaboration with an international network of research partners. ALO develops ALO Co.Re.Division, a resident laboratory focusing on computational research and data-driven fabrication in architecture that serves as an interdisciplinary platform for all activities developed at ALO.
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