Designers, Founders @ EcoLogicStudio - UK
EcoLogicStudio www.ecologicstudio.com , is an architectural and urban design practice dedicated to bio-digital design for the definition of a new “ecology” of space and behavior. Founded in London in 2005 by Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, the office has earned an international reputation for its innovative work on “systemic” design, a method defined by the combination and integration of systemic thinking, computational design, biotechnology and prototyping.
This “broadened” approach to design – from the micro to the macro – is embedded into an experimental practice, where projects and installations become interactive laboratories.
Completed projects include a public library, private houses, a large eco-roof, and large scale masterplans. ecoLogicStudio has developed prototypes and installations for major architectural biennales. The project “metaFOLLY” is part of the celebrated permanent collection at the FRAC Center in Orleans, while HORTUS was recently purchased by the ZKM in Karlsruhe, and won the prestigious Idea Tops Award for best digital architecture. The work of ecoLogicStudio has been featured in many international architectural books, including “New Arcadians: emerging UK Architects” by Lucy Bullivant and has received media coverage by CNN, BBC, Wallpaper*, Domus, Blueprint, Evening Standard, Metropolis Magazine and Wired, where ecoLogicStudio was ranked among the 10 most interesting global emerging practices of 2014.
In 2018, ecoLogicStudio started and developed Photo.Synth.Etica www.photosynthetica.co.uk venture, an ongoing research programme, in partnership with the Urban Morphogenesis Lab of The Bartlett and the Synthetic Landscape Lab of the University of Innsbruck. In a recent collaboration with UNDP, ecoLogicStudio has been testing the potential of Artificial Intelligence to develop Deep Green, a new green planning interface. The team is also currently working on a PhotoSynthEtica curtain for post-pandemic adaptation of retail and commercial environment, it has been selected by COS for a project for their flagship public art program at the Milano Design Week, it has developed new partnership with the pharmaceutical industry for the development of urban health projects to improve polluted public realms.
The work of ecoLogicStudio has taken part in numerous international exhibitions and venues, among others: Milan EXPO 2015, Astana EXPO 2017, Centre Pompidou, Mori Art Museum, Tallinn Architecture Biennale, MAK Museum and many more.