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supermanoeuvre: Computational Negotiations

supermanoeuvre: Computational Negotiations

Dave Pigram and Iain Maxwell (University of Technology, Sydney and Supermanoevre) in conversation with Karl Daubmann (Taubman College)

supermanoeuvre is an international award winning architecture and innovation practice that operates globally out of Sydney, Australia.

supermanoeuvre were one of six practices to represent Australia at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.  Their projects and research have been exhibited internationally including at FRAC’s Archilab 09: Naturalising Architecture, New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture, the 2008 and 2010 Beijing Architecture Biennales.  The partners have lectured on the firms work at the Architekturforum Zürich, the Architectural Association in London; Columbia and Princeton Universities and their writings on architectural theory have been published in recent books: ‘Fabricate 2014‘; ‘Scripting the Future’; ‘Contemporary Digital Architecture’; ‘Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2014’; and periodicals such as ‘Log Journal for Architecture’ and ‘Architectural Review: Asia Pacific’.
supermanoeuvre are the winners of the 2010 Young Architects Prize, Atlanta 01; Open Agenda 2010;  the 2010 University of Michigan Research Through Making grant 02 and the Digital Multimedia category of the Powerhouse Museum’s International Lace Award 2010-2011 03.  They were recently awarded 'Best Paper' in the 'Engineering of Complex Geometry' category of AAG 2012 at the Centre Pompidou, Paris 04.

The practice is currently working on a research and innovation demonstration project in Zurich, Switzerland05; a sustainable house in outback Australia; and a revolutionary sustainable lighting system with Australian technology startup Organic Response.

01 In collaboration with Matter Design Studio; 
02 In collaboration with Wes McGee and Maciej P. Kaczynski; 
03 In collaboration with Mesne; 
04 In collaboration with Ole Egholm Pederson and Niels Martin Larsen; 
05 In collaboration with Philippe Block, Block Research Group, ETH.