A quick overview of the architects, engineers, designers and projects that have provided design inspiration and ideas for my Design By Data Advanced Master research project so far — part two (part one is here).

Alessio Erioli & Alessandro ZomparelliEmergent Reefs Project

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Emergent Reefs. (Zomparelli & Erioli, 2012)

The Emergent Reefs project draws on the potential that emerges from a coherent utilization of the environment’s inherent ecological structure for its own transformation and evolution, using an approach based on digitally simulated ecosystems and sparked by the possibilities and potential of large-scale 3D printing technology. Considering tourism as an inevitable vector of environmental change, the project aims to direct its potential and economic resources toward a positive transformation, providing a material substrate for the human-marine ecosystem integration with the realization of spaces for an underwater sculpture exhibition. Such structures will also provide a pattern of cavities which, expanding the gradient of microenvironmental conditions, break the existing homogeneity in favor of systemic heterogeneity, providing the spatial and material preconditions for the repopulation of marine biodiversity. …


A quick overview of the architects, engineers, designers and projects that have provided design inspiration and ideas for my Design By Data Advanced Master research project so far.

Professor Michael Burt — The Blue Boulevards

Professor Michael Burt, the Blue Boulevards. (YouTube)

Delta Sync/Blue21 — BlueRevolution

This century is faced with global problems and trends like rapid urbanization, rising demands for food and biofuel, pollution, and increasing temperatures through climate change. These present large challenges for agriculture, as land shortage is inevitable.

The BlueRevolution provides an alternative to the traditional ‘consuming city’. This alternative comprises of solutions to multiple interconnected problems of delta cities around the world. As an integrated concept it proposes floating development that can be ‘plugged in’ to existing cities and help them recycling waste nutrients and CO2 that often end up in the environment, polluting it. …


An introduction into my research project for the Design by Data Advanced Master in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech.

This, my inaugural Medium post, certainly won’t be as visually stimulating or nuanced as its namesake; But Does it Float (an ongoing image-based conversation between Superfamous Studios’ Folkert Gorter, Atley G. Kasky, and Will Schofield occurring online). But I hope that by the close of this piece you feel that the rationale behind my research project has buoyancy, a sense of robustness and, most importantly, that the idea doesn’t sink like a stone!

Sea Level…

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T C Leeson

Student of Design by Data Advanced Master at Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussées, learning fabrication at Volumes Coworking & Editor of Gippslandia.

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