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Fast-changing technologies in a passively-evolving country. Sushant Verma from rat[LAB] at TEDxGurugram

Image © www.rat-lab.org Research Partner of Laka, rat is dedicated to provide design education solutions for design professionals and students through its various parallel ventures run under the vertical ratEDUCATION, which is an initiative to spread the idea of computation in design profession & education in India. Co-Founder Sushant Verma was invited to give a TEDxTalk (Smart Cities need Smarter Design Education) at TEDxGurugram in November 2016, which is now available to view on TEDxTalks YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/c9vn1RV4a38 TEDxGurugram 2016…
Kasia
April 21, 2017
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Laka Perspectives – you can already pre-order!

We can see our dear little Laka Perspectives book on the horizon! According to our schedules, the completion process of the material will be finished by the last week of April when we are starting to prepare the whole book for printing. The book will be available for purchase already in June/July in print and digitally, and the funds raised will be fully used for the statutory activity of the Laka Foundation. Contents of Laka Perspectives (approx. 200 pages, pocket-size…
Kasia
April 19, 2017
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Laka Competition 2017 – the great launch!

Attention. Three minutes to lift-off. Laka's Judges on board. Laka's crew in positions. Getting ready for auto-sequence start. And there we have it. Laka's team and their onboard computers have primary control of all the competition's critical functions. Twelve... Nine. Eight. Seven. Main engines start. Five. Laka's crew ready to lead the competition. Two. One. //engines are roaring... Show your space to the world! We would like to invite designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts…
Kasia
April 11, 2017
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Laka’s thirteen – Editors’ choice 2017

The very special thing about the Laka Competition is that all of the Participants represent a very high level of conceptual thinking, knowledge and technical skills, as well as high awareness of global problems. Laka’s team is not directly involved in the evaluation and does not influence the neutral, impartial voting process of the Judges. However, we mindfully follow and observe it, learn and admire. We have hand-picked thirteen projects that we decided are noteworthy and should be presented to…
Kasia
March 26, 2017
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Shapes of Logic 2017 | LabDigiFab

We are happy to announce that LabDigiFab has become a partner of Laka! LabDigiFab is an organization working at Wroclaw University of Technology. The group of people, who share the passion to new technologies with current research areas: GeneticLab, Architectural Design Optimization, Bionic in Architecture, Video Mapping, Digital Fabrication. LabDigiFab creates projects on the border between art and technology and hosts an International Conference of Computational Design “Shapes of Logic”. This year's edition of the Shapes of Logic conference takes place…
Laka
March 14, 2017
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Why People Need to Be Central to Design (Laka’s interview with Katie Crepeau)

Change is driven by people with a clear vision for the world they want to live in and dedication to make it happen. We are happy to present Laka's interview with Katie Crepeau – an architect, writer and business consultant – in which she reveals how important it is for architects and designers to reach out to people, because... design affects. Laka: In what way can one switch from being an office-based designer to a practical designer working with people?…
Laka
January 15, 2017
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Laka Competition 2016: Results Announced!

The second edition of the Laka Competition: “Architecture that reacts” came to a close and we can hardly wait to reveal this year's main prizes and honorable mentions, which came as a result of an animated exchange of views of the Judging Panel, consisting of leaders in architecture and design, renowned experts, educators, researchers and practitioners who determine the directions of development of modern architecture. Laka Competition is an international architectural competition which seeks innovative ideas that go far beyond…
Laka
December 3, 2016
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It always begins with the challenge area (Laka’s interview with Brennan Lake)

Brennan Lake is the Programs Director of the Technology Exchange Lab with previous experience in ecological, low-cost innovative solutions driven by the everyday life of a squatters' community in Chile. In the interview with Laka he speaks openly about his background in handling the gap of unsatisfied basic needs with the help of design, as well as his work at TEL. Centrifuge 2.0 Laka: How did you decide to dedicate your professional life to empowering people to do their best…
Laka
November 13, 2016
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Innovation – 21st century craving (Laka’s interview with Dr. Bettina von Stamm)

Architect by education, innovator by nature. Founder and catalyst of the Innovation Leadership Forum. Director of Awards Program at Katerva. Scientist, lecturer and coach – ready to help designers identify the right ways of development. Meet Dr. Bettina von Stamm, who describes herself as a person in relentless pursuit of innovation. Laka: You believe in innovation as a trigger of change. How was the idea born? Bettina von Stamm: When I was trying to understand why so many organisations say…
Laka
October 23, 2016
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Echoviren: the interplay of man and nature moderated by technology

Source of original article ARQA: Smith|Allen participated in the Project 387 Residency, located in Mendocino Country from August 4-18, 2013. In the heart of a 150-acre redwood forest, Smith|Allen has created a site responsive, 3D printed architectural installation (the largest of it’s kind): Echoviren. The project merges architecture, art and technology to explore the dialectic between man, machine and nature. The Project 387 open house and reception was Saturday, August 17. Spanning 10 x 10 x 8 feet, Echoviren is a translucent white enclosure, stark and artificial…
Laka
September 20, 2016