About Us

AUAR Labs are research labs at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London operating at the intersection between architecture and technology.

Our projects bring advanced technologies and people and communities together. Our work tends to focus on housing. We believe in the future of architecture being one that is inclusive and equitable, and that centres the role of automation simultaneously with people, their values and lived experiences of the built environment.

We engage automation to create a more inspiring built environment for all. We advocate for horizontal, participatory and equal social practices in architecture and technology where individual autonomy and freedom, supported in a structure of care, lead to more creative, inspired and empowered people and more just built environments. This embodies a fundamental shift in architecture and technology that is unique to our research and projects.

We work with our students as part of Research Cluster 4 (RC4) in MArch Architectural Design with an agenda on the potential of automated housing.

Our research areas of current projects include: housing, modularity, prefabrication, robotics, additive assembly, computational methods, 3D printing, open-source tools, user interaction and participation. 

Whether you are an academic, commercial, government or non-profit organisation, AUAR Labs is interested in working with you.  

For more information please contact info@automatedarchitecture.io.


CO-DIRECTORS
Mollie Claypool – Lecturer in Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Manuel Jimenez Garcia – Lecturer in Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Gilles Retsin – Lecturer in Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

TEAM
Kevin Saey, Design Tutor, RC4, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Clara Jaschke, Teaching Fellow, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Sonia Magdziarz, Tutor, RC4, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

COLLABORATORS
Dr. Claire McAndrew – Senior Research Associate + Director of Research, The Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment, UCL
Manja van der Worp, YIP Engineering