Studio Tobias Klein
Tobias Klein is the principal of Studio Tobias Klein, a practice operating in the between of architecture, across the fields of art and installation, experimental design, interactivity and urbanism. Trained internationally as an architect, his work maintains a fascination with the construct of space, while questioning its modern interpretation. Through the works at varies scales and cutting edge 3D printing materiality, the studio achieves a re-positioning of this understanding in the context of embodiment, perception and projection. The works constantly evolve between static and dynamic models, shifting from objects to installations and design, prospecting new visual territories in the field of narrated embodied space. The work of the practice is linked to his academic research at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London where Tobias Klein holds the position of Studio Master of Dip 1.
His work is internationally exhibited (Royal Academy Summer Show 2006 - Winner of the student prize and 2009, 2010, 2011, at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2010, the ARAM Gallery 2010 and 2012). Recent shows included a solo exhibition at the Slaughter House gallery “Augmented Exuberance” 2012, group participation at Robots & Avatars - UK Selection at Europe House (2012), Friday Late at the V&A, june 2012, the 3d Print show London, as well as Bedlam at the Old Vic Tunnels by the Lazarides Gallery. His latest work, “The Invisible Human” is shown at the Industry Gallery, Washington DC in February 2013.
Studio Tobias Klein is represented by internationally known art collector and art manager Jason Colchin Carter.
Ordinary is a London-based design studio. Founded in 2011 by long-time collaborators Magnus Larsson and Alex Kaiser, it investigates strategies for how material research might combine with radically speculative experimentation to push architecture beyond biomimicry as well as past mere sustainability. The studio initiates projects, lectures widely on the international stage, and has been extensively published in both popular and academic press.
At the vanguard of a new generation of designers, Ordinary poses a question that is as old as architecture itself: What are materials, and how can they be used to create wondrous buildings that support breathtaking cities? How can we use novel materials to make novel architecture?
From a workshop that doubles as a makeshift biology/chemistry lab, Ordinary experiments with the future of building materials, turning wild ideas into ordinary realities. Recent design projects include a proposal for a 6,000-kilometer long city made from bacteria and sand, a 120-meter tall timber skyscraper, a pavilion made entirely from crystals, and buildings spun by genetically modified spiders.
Some of their exhibitions include; GDNYU at the Building center in London, Bedlam at the Old Vic Tunnels by the Lazarides Gallery and presenting at TED Global. Their latest work, “The Invisible Human” is shown at the Industry Gallery, Washington DC in February 2013.