Led by director Emmanuel Vercruysse, Robotic Fabrications is a series of architectural experiments based at the AA's Hooke Park campus.
Emmanuel Vercruysse is an artist, architect and craftsman with a passion for design-through-making. Trained in both furniture design and architecture he works through iterations of drawing, craft and code, and approaches design as a tacit process that oscillates between intuitive acts and precise operations. He is co-director of AA Design and Make at Hooke Park, co-founder of art practice LiquidFactory, the field robotics group RAVEN and a member of the design collective Sixteen Makers.
Zachary is an architect and experienced maker whose work explores the integration of innovative digital methods alongside traditional craft knowledge. Having recently finished the Design + Make programme in Hooke Park, he contributes an intimate knowledge of the place we work.
Michael is an architectural graduate, maker and robotic fabricator whose work focuses on the combination of traditional and digital fabrication techniques. Exploring the architectural language arising from a mixture of traditional and contemporary he has been involved in a combination of research and live-builds and is now Hooke Park’s Robotics Developer.
Pradeep is an architect, researcher and computational designer focussed on the development of digital fabrication and computational tools for architecture. A graduate of the AA’s Emergent Technology program, he is Hooke Park’s in house robotics developer.
Gary is an architectural graduate, researcher and computational designer. Having studied in Unit 23 at the Bartlett he is no stranger to analogue and robotic methods of fabrication. He works closely with Free and Open Source communities developing bespoke design tools that bridge digital and physical realms while maintaining user freedoms.