Marcos Cruz: Bio-receptive Architecture
Festsalen (auditorium 1)
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 51-53
1436 København K
Marcos Cruz is a Professor of Innovative Environments at the Bartlett School of Architecture / UCL. He is the Director of BiotA Lab, a newly created research platform that explores design driven by advances in computation, material science and biotechnology.
His research on Neoplasmatic Architecture won the RIBA’s Research Award in 2008. Cruz was the Director of the Bartlett between 2010 and 2014 where he run MArch Unit 20 for over 16 years. Cruz has also taught at UCLA, University of Westminster and is currently Visiting Professor at the IaaC Barcelona.
Back in 2000 he was one of the key designers of the Kunsthaus Graz by Cook / Fournier. Cruz also co-founded the atelier marcosandmarjan with whom he has built over 20 installations and buildings. He is author and editor of numerous books and is currently leading a major EPSRC ‘Design the Future’ research grant.