Funding for this research was provided by:
Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region China (CUHK24400114)
Received: 16 January 2017
Accepted: 30 June 2017
First Online: 21 July 2017
: Kristof Crolla is a Hong Kong-based licensed architect and Assistant Professor in Computational Design at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Architecture. His research focusses on the strategic implementation of computation in architectural design. He graduated Magna Cum Laude as Civil Architectural Engineer from Ghent University and practiced in Belgium before moving to London in 2005 to attend the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA)‘s Master of Architecture programme Design Research Laboratory. Following this, he worked for several years for Zaha Hadid Architects, while teaching in parallel at the AA and other institutions worldwide. Since 2010, he is based in Hong Kong where he set up his practice Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD). He has been invited as a jury critic, lecturer, and tutor in numerous institutions throughout Europe, Asia, Chile and South Africa. He is best known for projects such as ‘ExternalRef removed’ and ‘ExternalRef removed’, which internationally received over two dozen design awards and accolades, including the G-Mark (Japan), Architizer A+ (USA) Awards, and most recently the 2016 World Architectural Festival Award - Small Project of the Year 2016, nicknamed «The Architectural Oscars».
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