Tomasz Jaskiewicz

Tomasz Jaskiewicz is an architect, urban designer, academic researcher and educator. After finishing his undergraduate studies in Architecture and Urban Planning at TU Gdansk (Poland), he joined the Hyperbody group at the faculty of Architecture, TU Delft in the Netherlands. There, in 2005, he obtained his Master of Science degree as an Architect. In the following years he joined the architecture firm ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd] where he worked as architect and project manager, bringing much of his earlier studies to practice.
In 2013 he finished his PhD research at TU Delft, in which, supervised by prof. Kas Oosterhuis, he developed an integrated design framework for development of evolving interactive architectural ecosystems. Next to his research, he also works as an academic teacher, among others having initiated and coordinated the interdisciplinary undergraduate minor program “Interactive Environments”. Since 2011 he has been the manager of TU Delft’s Architecture design laboratory “protoSPACE”, an innovative prototyping facility and think-tank where numerous research, commercial and educational projects on out-of-the-box applications of technology to architectural design are being executed.
In all his projects, Tomasz transgresses the boundaries between conventionally established disciplines and practices. He explores new paths leading towards creation of architecture approached as a complex adaptive system. In this way, he aspires to produce artificial spatial ecologies operating in a proactive symbiosis with their human inhabitants and with the natural environment. In 2013 he co-founded the company Hive Systems.

Talk: Complex Adaptive Interactive Architecture

When taking a broader look at the problematic of interactive architecture, we realize that significant challenges lie ahead of us in designing and realizing interactions that involve large numbers of human and non-human actors. These challenges are manifold, involving cultural, societal, as well as technological problems. Presented work developed at the Hyperbody group and at Hive Systems illustrates strategies towards addressing these issues.