3rd International Symposium

Formal Methods in Architecture

Tasos Varoudis

The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London


Beyond the visual field: advances in thinking about and analysing space


Short bio:

Dipl.Ing MArch DIC PHD TEE-TGC; he is a professional architect and computer engineer with research focusing on hybrid architecture, computational analysis and interaction, long teaching experience with University College London (UCL), Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (AA), NTUA and RCA and a number of international workshops (ACM CHI, Space Syntax Symposium, NTUA). He leads the spatial and architectural computation for the Space Syntax Laboratory at the Bartlett School of Architecture where he develops methodological and computational innovations combining spatial and data-driven models with machine learning and agent-based models. He is the developer of 'depthmapX[net]' spatial network analyses software that has attracted more than 60000 downloads since its release in 2012. He is currently working on the first book on Architecture and Interaction, by Springer.

José P. Duarte

Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa

Inserting new technologies in architectural curricula: from research to practice, and to teaching


Short bio:

He holds a professional degree from the Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FA/UTL), a Master in Design Methods and a PhD in Design and Computation from Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT). He is Full Professor at the Faculty of Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa (FAUL) and Vice President Emeritus of eCAADe - education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, organization of which he was also President. At the FAUL, he was Head of the Doctoral Program in Architecture and co-founder of the Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, the Design and Computation Research Group and Advanced Studies Program in Design and Computation. Prior to FAUL, he was Research Affiliate at MIT, Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa (UL), and Researcher at Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC). Among his research interests are the development of design and production methods based on new technologies. His most recent research focuses on the use of these methods for mass customization in Architecture, Urban Planning, and Industrial Design.