Placement: Royal College of Art, London
ESR 5 / Textile structures for adaptive and responsive architecture
Work Package 2 / Designing for adaptive and responsive far-field interactions – the scale of the building
Secondment 1: Vilnius Academy of Arts (autumn 2016)
Secondment 2: Heatherwick Studio, United Kingdom
Title of Research
Biodigital architectural design processes and manufacturing systems
About Bastian Beyer
Bastian Beyer background is architecture. He studied at the HM Munich (BA) and the Berlin University of Arts where he graduated in 2015 with a Diploma in Architecture.
During his studies, he gained experience as a practitioner and researcher as well as engaged in various Art Projects. In 2011 he received the second price for the art-in-architecture competition of the Max Dellbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine and he also received funding from the Paul Baumgarten Grant of the Berlin University of Arts. Between 2010 and 2013 he co-founded and managed the exhibition and event space “Locht43” in Berlin.
His research project about sustainable composite materials was founded by the Tibes-Grant of the German Architectural Association in 2012 and 2013 and it formed the starting ground for his Diploma Project which was awarded the Max Taut Price of the University of Arts in 2015.
Within the ArcInTex project, he is currently placed at the Royal College of Art in London. His research is exploring technologies to incorporate living organisms into architectural design processes. He is investigating how synthetic biology, which is located at the cross-section of binary coding (numerical code) and synthetic coding (DNA code), can lead to innovative material developments and design strategies.