Biophile is an architecture, design and research studio.
The focus of the work is the investigation , progression and realisation of biophilic architecture through the use of digital design and fabrication technology in our built environment.
The projects encompass a variety of topics including vegetated buildings; designing spaces that we as humans inherently relate to; and environmentally driven design that allows for passive, low-energy systems.
Barry Wark is an architect and designer exploring novel forms of integrating nature into our built environment. He does this through biophilic design principles; aesthetic theory surrounding how we engage the built and natural environment; and advanced digital design and fabrication technologies.
His work has been published internationally and is frequently invited to give lectures and workshops to architects as well as other design disciplines. He has acted as guest critic at leading schools of architecture including SciArc, UPenn, UCLA, Texas A&M and Innsbruck University.
He currently combines his architectural practice with teaching and research activities at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
Is currently committed to his PhD research at the Institute of Experimental Architecture at University of Innsbruck. Andreas studied at TU Vienna, die Angewandte and the Bartlett School of Architecture where he received his master's degree with distinction from Unit 20. For his research on porous facade systems and the application of CFD simulations to the design process he was awarded the Max Fordham Environmental Design Prize in 2016. Andreas explores passive methods to increase thermal comfort in architectural environments and their potential materialization as high-intricacy ornament.
Grew up outside Båstad, Sweden and is currently based in London, UK. In 2009 she received a Bachelor degree at Lund School of Architecture, LTH, Sweden. After her degree she was offered the opportunity to work for Peter Cook's practice Crab-studio, London, where she has been working for 16 months. In 2012 Maria received a Masters degree (RIBA part ll) in Architecture with distinction after graduating from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Maria is an Associate Principal at Populous Architects, London.