Synthesis Design + Architecture, Los Angeles, United States
Synthesis Design + Architecture

It can be argued that the catalyst for every major advancement within the discipline of architecture has been a parallel advancement of technology. These technological advancements vary from technique (the invention of perspective by Brunelleschi), to material process (the mass production of steel utilised by Paxton in the Crystal Palace), to building technology (the invention of the elevator by Otis). More recently the introduction of computation within the field of architecture has led to several advancements within the discipline. These advancements encompass all three previously described categories as computation has enabled new generative design techniques, new digital fabrication processes, and new performative building technologies. 

Our work explores the creative application of advances in computational design research through the lens of a forward-thinking and multi-award winning contemporary architectural practice in search of new architectural paradigms. Our body of work spans all scales, including buildings, facades, interiors, pavilions, furniture, and objects. Each project is seen as a unique opportunity to pursue an identity that is rooted in technological and material experimentation as a means of challenging convention. This outlook defines the design agenda of the office, which seeks to balance both the experimental and the visionary with the practical and the pragmatic to achieve the extraordinary. 

Our research explores the topics of "Geometric Logic" (geometry that is defined by relationships rather than dimensions), "Performative Patterning" (patterns that produce performative effects and provoke visual interaction), "Informed Form" (form that is informed by physical, material, and fabrication processes), and "Digital Craft" (craftsmanship re-defined in a post-digital era).  It is through the overlay of design research interests and design practice applications that each project is explored to test ways in which computational processes can inform and augment the design, development, and making of progressive, socially engaged, and sustainable architecture.

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