EZCT Architecture & Design Research (2000)
Philippe Morel (1973), Felix Agid (1979), Jelle Feringa (1978)
EZCT Architecture & Design Research is a collaborative practice created in 2000. While dealing in its research with the deep changes occurring in contemporary sciences, the office does not make use of ready-to-use technologies. When it uses contemporary techniques or scientific/industrial paradigms (e.g. Optimization, GA, Distributed Computing, etc.), the office is first interested in a more accurate understanding of their theoretical significations and their industrial and historical consequences. At the same time, architecture is considered as an autonomous discipline which leads to “specific” designs. EZCT Architecture & Design Research has collaborated on the conception of the set design of the Architectures non-standard exhibition (Centre Pompidou, 2003), participated in Performative Architecture (TU Delft) and attended the 6th Orleans International Architectural Conference (Archilab2004). The work of the office is part of the FRAC Centre collection as well as the Centre Pompidou permanent architectural collection. It is also presented at Design Miami and at the Art Basel design show. Jelle Feringa, programmer, studied at the Rietveld Acadamie in Amsterdam. Felix Agid, architect who holds a Master’s Degree from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, is currently a PhD. Candidate in Philosophy and History of Sciences. Philippe Morel, architect, is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (Architectural Theory and Computational Practices). He has written about the consequences of technological phenomena on global disurbanism (Living in the Ice Age, an analysis of contemporary capitalism and the associated biomedical domestic economy, Master’s Thesis, 2001-2002 ; The Integral Capitalism, Haecceity Quarterly Architecture Essay, 2007). He recently lectured and/or exhibited at Loopholes within Discourse and Practice (Harvard GSD, 2005), Script (Firenze, 2005), The Architecture of Possibility (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2005), GameSetMatchII (TU Delft, 2006) and at Columbia GSAPP and MIT Department of Architecture (A Few Remarks on Epistemology and Computational Architecture, March 2006). He gives at the Architectural Association School of Architecture a History and Theory Studies seminar entitled The Linguistic Turn of Contemporary Production.