Leslie Lok & Sasa Zivkovic

Leslie Lok & Sasa Zivkovic, HANNAH Design Office

MIT Architecture | Spring 2020 Lecture Series

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HANNAH is an experimental design practice that leverages and augments ordinary technology for material, spatial, and cultural experimentation in built projects across scales. The work is driven by tectonic and material explorations in architecture. The design voice of Leslie Lok & Sasa Zivkovic, HANNAH is a platform to unapologetically test and explore current personal architectural obsessions surrounding: material misuse, forms, construction, concrete, DIY robots, trees, toolpaths, and buildings. HANNAH’s RRRolling Stones project won the 2018 Folly/Function competition hosted by the Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park and was named a Next Progressive by Architect magazine. The practice recently completed a full-scale 3D-printed Ashen Cabin in Ithaca, New York. HANNAH’s work was presented at and published by ACADIA, Rob|Arch, Digital Concrete, ACSA, and FABRICATE 2020, as well as exhibited at the 2019 UABB Shenzhen Biennale, the Pinkcomma Gallery in Boston, Art Omi, Archtober, the 2017 UIA Congress in Seoul, and the Momentary museum in Bentonville.

Leslie Lok & Sasa Zivkovic

Leslie Lok is an assistant professor and the B.Arch Coordinator at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. Allied with computational technology and with a focus on urbanism, her research and teaching explore the intersection of housing, urbanization, and mass-customized construction methods at multiple scales.  Lok received her master of architecture at MIT and has previously taught at McGill University.

Sasa Zivkovic is an assistant professor at Cornell University AAP where he directs the Robotic Construction Laboratory (RCL), an interdisciplinary research group that investigates the implementation of robotic based construction technology.  Zivkovic received his M.Arch at MIT where he was the recipient of the AIA Certificate of Merit. Prior to MIT, Zivkovic studied architecture and city planning at Stuttgart University where he was awarded a fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation.