about Amphibious Lab
Amphibious Lab is a design and research platform which focuses on meeting territories between land and water.
Our work is focused on creating resilient design solutions, which act locally with global issues in mind. We strive to reposition water infrastructure as a civic space, which add to quality of life.
“A small scale solution for a truly large scale problem, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”
2014 Holcim Jury citation
about Amphibious People
Ana Abram is a chartered landscape architect and urbanist who bridges her work between academia, research and practice. She is leading a Research Cluster - Antropogenic Topographies at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. In her practice work she has lead design and research teams from winning design concepts at several international competitions while collaborating with internationally recognized practices like Gustafson Porter + Bowman and Turenscape, as well as delivered projects through all stages to completion, including prestigious Chelsea Barracks, and post-Olympic development International Quarter London. Her research work is based on an understanding of physical, natural and ecological contexts through complex design and computational syntheses, while engaging with territorial, urban and natural systems. She is a co-founder of the practice Amphibious Lab, which focuses on dynamic landscapes and their interfaces with anthropogenic environments. The work of the practice has received awards like Holcim award for Sustainable construction and has been exhibited and published internationally throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, the latest at the Venice Biennale 2018. Ana has lectured at leading global architectural and design institutions including the Architectural Association, University of Melbourne and AIA - New York.
Maj Plemenitas is an inventor, researcher and academic. He is the Director of Cross Scale Design – CSD Research at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, a co-founder of AMPHIBIOUS Lab and the founding Director of LINKSCALE, the international award-winning research organization focused on cross-scale design and multi-scale strategies, systems and structures in architectural, urban and landscape contexts. For his innovative work and original research Plemenitas has received a range of awards and grants, including the inaugural Sir Peter Cook Award, Innovation in Construction Award and the Holcim Prize for Sustainable Construction. Plemenitas has lectured and worked as a critic at several leading global institutions including the Center for Architecture NYC and AIA NY, Harvard GSD, Architectural Association, KTH as well as in numerous leading peer-reviewed conferences in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. He exhibits internationally at venues including the Royal Academy of Arts, Venice Biennale and London Architecture Festival. Plemenitas is a prolific writer and regularly publishes documents and peer-reviewed papers on the role of Computation, Cross-scale and Multi-objective design as well as on AI, ML, and DL in pelagic, amphibious, landscape, urban and architectural contexts.