Mathias Gmachl is a trans-disciplinary artist, researcher and design thinker. He is director of studio Loop.pH founded in 2003 to form an entirely new creative practice that reaches beyond specialist boundaries. By facilitating collaborative spaces, mediating between digital & biological media and intervening at an urban scale he challenges us to re-imagine life in the city.
Mathias is internationally recognised for the design and fabrication of ephemeral textile architecture and living environments. Over the last 5 years has been developing a physical construction method and corresponding parametric design tools to construct curvilinear architectural space that challenges the rigid rectilinear world of conventional architecture. He is a Research Associate at the Royal College of Art, London, and has taught workshops at Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Copenhagen and Acadia Conference, Halifax.
Mathias speaking at Designed in Hackney Day, August 2012.