Carlos Bañon

Furniture Designer

Singapore

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Carlos Banon is an Architect specialized in Digital Processes and Advanced Manufacturing methods. He is Director and Co-founder of AIRLAB Singapore, Partner of Subarquitectura Architects, and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He holds a M.Arch. with Extraordinary Distinction. He also held visiting professorships at MIT and EPFL. His research projects span from 3D Printing in the built environment (3DPA), Geometric Exploration for Sustainable Space Making (GESSM), Artificial Intelligence in structural design, and Affordable Housing. His work has been selected for the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2018 and 2020, and has won international awards such as Design of the Year Prize by the London Design Museum, the Gold and Silver Medal given by the International Paralympic and Olympic Committees, two Spanish Biennial Prizes, the Mies Van der Rohe Prize nomination, the German Design Award 2020, four SG Marks (Singapore Good Design), two Singapore Design Awards Finalist, and selected as one of the Iconic designs by the German Design Council in 2020. His recent work AirMesh received the Singapore PD*A President Design Award, the highest distinction for designs and designers in Singapore.

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EDUCATION

2004 M.Arch University of Alicante with Extraordinary Distinction
2006 Master in Complex Architectures . University of Alicante

WORKING EXPERIENCES

2015 - current : Co-Founder of AIRLAB @SUTD
2014 - current : Assistant Professor . SUTD Singapore
2016 : Visiting Professor. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
2005 - current : Co-Founder of Subarquitectura Architects
2006 - 2014 : Assistant Professor . University of Alicante

AWARDS AND PRIZES

Singapore President Design Award 2020. Best Design Winner.
A+ Awards 2020. Best Pavilion. Public Choice Award.
German Design Award Winner 2019 and 2020
Iconic Award Innovative Design Winner 2020 and 2021
SG Mark Singapore Winner 2019 and 2020

SELECTED PROJECTS

Aitable

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Furniture

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Singapore

YEAR:

2021

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ABOUT

Standard designs for a table this heavy would require a thick section under the tabletop. Artificial intelligence presents a powerful tool to search for structurally more efficient design strategies to deliver radically new aesthetics. Using precise 3DPrinted sand molds, the three unique legs are cast in bronze and manually polished, creating sophisticated reflects of nuanced refections under changing light conditions. AI Table showcases how digital design can foster creativity and pragmatism.

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