Jenny Sabin: LabStudio: Design Research between Architecture and Biology Book Launch

Detail from cover of book, LabStudio: Design Research between Architecture and Biology

LabStudio: Design Research between Architecture and Biology (Routledge, 2017) introduces the concept of the research design laboratory in which funded research and transdisciplinary participants achieve radical advances in science, design, and applied architectural practice. The book demonstrates to natural scientists and architects alike new approaches to the more traditional design studio and hypothesis-led research that are complementary, iterative, experimental, and reciprocal. These originate from 3D spatial biology and generative design in architecture, creating philosophies and practices that are high-risk, non-linear, and design-driven for often surprising results.

Authors Jenny E. Sabin, an architectural designer, and Peter Lloyd Jones, a spatial biologist, present case studies, prototypes, and exercises from their practice, LabStudio, illustrating in hundreds of color images a new model for seemingly unrelated, open-ended, data-, systems- and technology-driven methods that can be adopted for incredible results. The book includes contributions by Antoine Picon, Detlef Mertins, Erica S. Savig, Andrew Lucia, Keith Neeves, Mario Carpo, and Mark L. Tykocinski. Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Associate Professor of Architecture.

The launch event on Thursday, November 9, will include a short book overview by Sabin and Jones, followed by a Q&A session. LabStudio: Design Research between Architecture and Biology will be for sale and the authors will be available for signing after the event. Please note that this will be a cash-only event; please bring cash if you would like to purchase a copy of LabStudio: Design Research between Architecture and Biology.