Artificial-Architecture is Immanuel Koh.
artificial-architecture.ai is the speculative and experimental design research arm of Artificial-Architecture based at the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD). It is the space to not only explore the technics of the artificial, but also its epistemological, cultural, political and aesthetic implications through the expanded lens of the architectural, and vice versa.
Immanuel holds a joint assistant professorship between the schools of Architecture & Sustainable Design (ASD) and Design & Artificial Intelligence (DAI) at SUTD. Previously, he was based at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, doing transdisciplinary research work between the School of Computer Sciences and the Institute of Architecture. His doctoral studies, which was nominated for the EPFL Best Thesis Prize, interrogated the epistemological and formal basis of architecture, by reformulating a new design theory through the conceptual and algorithmic lens of architectural sampling in machine learning. Since graduating from the Architectural Association (AA) London, he has taught at the AA, Royal College of Art (London), Tsinghua University (Beijing), Strelka (Moscow), Angewandte (Vienna), DIA (Bauhaus Dessau), Harvard GSD, UCL Bartlett and many others. His design work has been exhibited internationally, such as at London’s V&A Museum, Shanghai’s 3D Printing Museum and Taipei’s Tittot Glass Art Museum; and published widely, such as in Architectural Design (AD) and Design Computing & Cognition. Immanuel has also practiced as an architect at Zaha Hadid Architects (London), as a programmer at ARUP with Relational Urbanism (London), and as a creative coder at Convergeo (Lausanne) and anOtherArchitect (Berlin). He is also the co-founder of the Neural Architecture Group (NAG) and aiarchitects.org.