Lars Spuybroek has been a full Professor of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta since 2006 where he teaches design methodology and aesthetic theory. Before that he was full Professor of Digital Design Techniques (2001-2006) at the University of Kassel, while holding a variety of visiting professorships in Barcelona, New York and London.
As an architect he built the HtwoOexpo water pavilion (1997), the Maison Folie (2004) in Lille, and large electronic public artworks such as the D-tower and Son-O-House in the Netherlands. His works have been exhibited at various Venice Biennales, the Victoria & Albert London, the Centre Pompidou Paris, the MOMA New York a.o. and are part of the collections of the FRAC in Orléans and the CCA in Montreal. Spuybroek has given over 250 lectures worldwide, and more than 400 articles have been written about his architectural work. Then in 2010, while working on a theoretical work entitled The Sympathy of Things, he closed his office, and hasn’t touched a pen since.
Always strongly interested in theory, Spuybroek turned his focus more and more to writing and teaching. Next to his sole monograph, NOX: Machining Architecture (2004), he has edited and co-edited many titles working with V2_Publishing in Rotterdam, among them The Art of the Accident (1997), The Politics of the Impure (2010), Vital Beauty (2012), and The War of Appearances (2016). As author he published The Architecture of Continuity (2008), Research and Design: The Architecture of Variation (2009), Research and Design: Textile Tectonics (2011), The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design (three editions since 2011), and Grace and Gravity: Architectures of the Figure (2020).
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