Lorenzo Villaggi is a designer and research scientist with The Living, an Autodesk Research studio. His projects and research focus on computational design, material science, data-driven workflows as well as new forms of visualization. Lorenzo was a construction coordinator of the MoMA PS1 - Hy-Fi installation, and more recently he’s been part of the design team for Amphibious Wall, exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. He has also been conducting material research with mycelium investigating analog topology optimization methods.
Lorenzo graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation with a Masters of Architecture in 2015 and received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 2012.
Danil Nagy, Damon Lau , John Locke, James Stoddart, Lorenzo Villaggi, Ray Wang, Dale Zhao, David Benjamin (2017)Project Discover: An application of generative design for architectural space planning
SimAUD 2017 Conference proceedings:
Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design
The Living / Autodesk Research
New York, NY 10006