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Javier Ruiz

Founder + Associate

Javier is the founder of Softbiome, an independent educational platform created for the research, development, and visualization of speculative architectures.

Javier is also a lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he has taught design studios in undergraduate, graduate, and post-professional master's degrees since 2014.

At The Bartlett, Javier has been involved in research projects that have been exhibited at The Centre Pompidou in Paris and at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.

He has also been an assistant professor at the Institute of Experimental Architecture of the University of Innsbruck, as well as leading design workshops around the world in cities such as Florence, Dubai, Amsterdam, and Tokyo.

In the past, Javier has worked at Foster+Partners, Grimshaw Architects, and Crab Studio.

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Tony Le

Associate

Tony is a graduate of The Bartlett school of Architecture with the award of the Bartlett medal. Currently, he is working as a freelancer between the industries of architecture, film and games.


Tony also teaches in various courses at The Bartlett School of Architecture with digital modelling, procedural systems, and computational design methods.


For his master’s thesis, he built an algorithmic tool for designers to curate bespoke Genetic Algorithms for their generative design methodologies, which was published in the DC I/O - Design Computation conference in 2021.

Tony is captivated by the world of generative art and aspires to further his research in natural evolutionary systems in union with cinematography.

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Ross Gribben

Associate

Ross is the Founder and Director of Deep Pixel Studio - specializing in animation, visualization and game design. As an award-winning Designer, Ross has been featured on the cover of Perspective Magazine and was credited with The American Institute of Architects - Excellence in Design Award.

His work has been exhibited in the 2016 Venice Borders Festival and the 2021 Venice Biennale. Ross has lectured at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University and Queen’s University Belfast.

 

Ross is also the designer of Wallpaper Magazine’s 20th Anniversary Friction Cover, one of the many high-profile projects from his time as a Designer at Heatherwick Studio, London.

 

Ross has a passion for embracing the visual narrative of design and seeks to drive and develop these skills in others.

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Kenneth Cai

Associate

Kenneth is an award-winning undergrad and postgrad alumni of the Bartlett School of Architecture. He is currently working as a remote designer in architectural research and development at the University of Innsbruck.

 

His professional experience spans graphic, visual, furniture and architectural design. 

 

Kenneth’s design work was displayed at the 2022 Venice Art Biennale Virtual Pavilion, and his thesis work was published at the 2022 DC I/O Design Computation conference. He was also named one of the top 100 artists at Moving Meditation 2022.

 

Kenneth is passionate about immersive storytelling through cinematic visualisations. As he explores the world of 3D and blurs the line between physical and digital, he is keen to continue to learn through teaching and to share his know-how.

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Junichiro Horikawa

Associate

Junichiro is a graduate of Columbia University AAD and currently is a freelance working as a programmer and algorithmic designer for architecture, product and art field.

Junichiro has been developing software's for several architectural companies in Japan and has also been helping product designers and artists solving geometrical design problems.

 

He is also currently teaching at Tokyo University of the Arts and Waseda University as a lecturer and working as a professional staff at Tokyo University and CTO at gluon.

 

He is enthusiastic about geometrical design and currently sharing his knowledge at video platforms like YouTube using several programs as mediums.

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