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Lars Spuybroek


Lars Spuybroek



MSc. Architecture, Technical University Delft 1989 (cum laude).


Digital design techniques, Aesthetic Theory, Romantic philosophy, Victorianism, Gothic architecture.


Lars Spuybroek (1959) is a Professor of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta where he teaches design methodology and aesthetic theory.  He started teaching before graduating from the Technical University in Delft, and was appointed full professor at the University of Kassel (Germany) in 2001. Spuybroek was the editor of several journals such as NOX and Forum. As an architect he built the HtwoOexpo water pavilion (1997), the Maison Folie (2004) in Lille, France, 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, the Centre Pompidou a.o. and are part of the collections of the FRAC in Orléans and the CCA in Montreal. More than 400 articles have been written about his architectural work. In the last ten years Spuybroek has turned his focus to writing and teaching. He is the author of a.o. The Architecture of Continuity (2008), Research and Design: The Architecture of Variation (2009), Research and Design: Textile Tectonics (2011), The Sympathy of Things (2011 and 2016), and Grace and Gravity: Architectures of the Figure (2020).

The Architecture of Continuity: Essays and Conversations (collection, 292 p., V2_NAI Publishers, 2008; in Italian: Deleyva Editore, 2013).

Research & Design 1: The Architecture of Variation, editor (collection, 200 p., Thames & Hudson, 2009).

The Politics of the Impure, co-editor (anthology, 392 p., V2_NAI Publishers, 2010).

The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design (treatise, 400 p., V2_NAI Publishers, 2011; second edition, 352 p., Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).

Research & Design 2: Textile Tectonics, editor (collection, 224 p., NAI Publishers, 2011).

Vital Beauty: Reclaiming Aesthetics in the Tangle of Technology and Nature, co-editor (anthology, 256 p., V2_NAI Publishers, 2012).

HtwoOexpo, Greg Lynn in conversation with Lars Spuybroek (iBook, Archeology of the Digital #10, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2015).

The War of Appearances: Transparency, Radiance, and Opacity, co-editor (anthology, 212 p., V2_Publishers, 2016).

Grace and Gravity: Architectures of the Figure (treatise, 456 p., Bloomsbury, 2020)

Spring 2019: ARCH-8866 (D&R Studio: 99 Stellavista: The Robot House)

Fall 2019: ARCH-6352/4803/8803 (Bioconstructivisms seminar)

Fall 2019: ARCH-2854 (Sophomore Studio: Figuring / Configuring)

Spring 2020: ARCH-6352/4140/8803 (On Growth and Form seminar)

Spring 2020: ARCH-8866 (D&R Studio: 99 Stellavista: The Robot House)