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Swinburne University of Technology presents

Computational Design to Mixed Reality Prototyping in Architecture



Sat 3 Sep 2022

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This interactive presentation provides insights into the creative ways that advanced technologies – Mixed Reality (MR), Augmented Reality (AR), Robotics, Sensing and Digital Simulations – are used in design processes, from conceptual design phases to visualisation and construction.

The presentation will explore the effective role of performance-based design, and the power of data and computation in facilitating architectural design processes such as design options and prototyping.

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Event duration

40 mins


FREE (drop in)


Gandel Digital Future Lab 1, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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Mehrnoush Latifi

Dr Mehrnoush Latifi is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Design and Architecture at Swinburne University of Technology. Her creative practice, research, and teaching spans the fields of architecture, virtual and augmented reality, thermal comfort, microclimate design, and digital fabrication. Her research explores how the physical and tangible design language of geometry, colour and material is shaping dynamic, and hidden but effective, aspects of microclimates around us. She exhibited her works in various national and international exhibitions such as Craft ACT 2015, 2016, Canberra, Dynamics of Air, RMIT Gallery 2018 in Melbourne and Data Heirlooms Digital Exhibition 2020.

Canhui Chen

Canhui Chen is a Lecturer in Architectural Design at the Swinburne University of Technology, where he teaches design studios specialising in Digital Fabrication and Construction. Canhui's research explores how digital design and fabrication techniques provide opportunities for circular design approaches in architecture.

Daniel Prohasky

Daniel Prohasky is a Swinburne architectural engineering lecturer and Co-Founder of Curvecrete, an advanced manufacturer on a mission to accelerate the transition to low-carbon and zero-waste exciting forms of architecture. Daniel is passionate about translating research towards accelerating the scaled adoption of exciting, resourceful and low-carbon architecture. He pursues the multidisciplinary integration of knowledge and systems of design with a focus on the development of novel elegant robotic systems to build exciting cities of the future. Daniel has worked as a research engineer with two of the most innovative engineering firms in the world, Arup, and Aurecon. Where he encouraged and implemented new ways of tackling engineering problems using the latest in computational tools and innovative thinking.

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