Laia Mogas-Soldevila, MS Candidate

Laia Mogas-Soldevila


Research Assistant
E14-333C
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About

Laia Mogas Soldevila is currently a Research Assistant at the Mediated Matter Group, MIT Media Lab, focusing on design and digital fabrication of biologically-inspired material systems. She completed her Architectural diploma minoring in Visual Arts at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, School of Architecture (UPC-ETSAV) where she graduated with honors. In 2010, she studied a post-professional degree in 'Advanced Design and Digital Architecture' at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). In 2010-2011 she was awarded research grants to pursue the 'Architecture, Energy and Environment’ program at UPC-ETSAB and the 'Master of Science in Architecture Studies' at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology within the Design Computation Group. Since 2008, she co-leads the DumoLab design research studio with Jorge Duro-Royo at the intersection of architecture, material practices and advanced computation (http://dumolab.com). Laia's work has been exhibited at the MIT Museum in 2015, the MIT MediaLab in 2014, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2014, the Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2013, the Istanbul Design Biennial 2012, and the Pompidou Center in Paris as part of Advances in Architectural Geometry Exhibit 2012.

Publications

2015   Water-based Digital Design and Fabrication
2015   Designing the Ocean Pavilion
2015   Form Follows Flow
2015   Modeling Behavior for Distributed Additive Manufacturing
2015   Physical Feedback in Fabrication Information Modeling (FIM)
2015   Water-based Engineering & Fabrication
2015   Flow-based Fabrication
2014   Water-based Robotic Fabrication
2014   MetaMesh: A Hierarchical Computational Model for Design and Fabrication of Biomimetic Armor Surfaces
2014   Hierarchical Computational Model for Digital Design and Fabrication of Biomimetic Armor Surfaces 2
2013   Bio-Beams: Project Outcomes
2013   Bio-Beams: Final Project Report
2013   Hierarchical Computational Model for Digital Design and Fabrication of Biomimetic Armor Surfaces 1

Patents

Title: Methods and Apparatus for Additive Manufacturing along User-Specified Toolpaths
U.S. Patent No: TBD
Filed: September 15, 2015
Inventors: Jorge Duro-Royo, Laia Mogas-Soldevila, and Neri Oxman

Awards

Mediated Matter Emerging Voices Award as team member, The Architectural League of NY (2015)
Design Award for Poster Presentation as team member (Ortiz Lab & Mediated Matter) - 1Prize (2014)
Content Award for Poster Presentation as team member (Ortiz Lab & Mediated Matter) - 3rd Prize (2014)
Howler+Yoon Audi Urban Future Award as team member for the Bos-Wash 2030 Project by Howler+Yoon (2012)
LaCaixa Foundation Grant for Postgraduate Studies (2011-2013)
UPC FPI  BarcelonaTech Research Scholarship in Energy and Environment (2010-2013)
ERASMUS Study Abroad Fellowship for Architecture Studies in Paris, France (2006-2007)                               IAESTE Training Fellowship for Housing Development in Nicosia, Cyprus (2005)

Tools

Pneumatic Biomaterials Deposition
Mechanic Biomaterials Deposition
CableBots: Distributed Additive Manufacturing

Environments

Water-based Digital Fabrication Platform
MetaMesh Armor in collaboration with the Ortiz Lab

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