Lars van Vianen is a meta-designer and founding director of Scape Agency. Proceeding from a background in interactive art, experience design and parametric architecture, Lars explores the convergence of synthetic biology, materials science, artificial intelligence and robotic construction. Believing the principle of design is the decodation of dreams into the parametrization and instrumentalization of reality, he exerts computation to concurrently operate across scales and mediate between natural and artificial actors. Lars holds a bachelor diploma in building technology, later studied architecture at Hyperbody and curated INDESEM (International Design Seminar) at the Delft University of Technology. He has prior professional experience as designer, software developer, technical producer and innovation manager at several established art, architecture and construction practices.
Lars van Vianen launched Scape Agency in 2020. Scape Agency is a spatial innovation collective that dreams, discovers and designs the everyday of tomorrow. Its mission is to naturalise the artificial in liveable and sustainable –scapes that spark the imagination and inspire future generations. Scape Agency operates in unison through a meta-disciplinary network of artists, designers, engineers and scientists, and blends creative thinking and emerging technologies in spatial interventions that create a brighter perspective for people and planet. Currently, specific product and process developments include bioreceptive surfaces, phytoremediation strategies, augmented photobiology, advanced optics and functional microstructures, supported by its research in spatial intelligence and digital fabrication.
Scape Agency is a spatial innovation collective that dreams, discovers and designs the everyday of tomorrow. We blend design thinking with emerging technologies to create a brighter perspective for people and planet. Our products and services naturalise technology in liveable and sustainable –scapes that spark the imagination and inspire future generations.
Scape Ventures brings the lab into life. We believe in creating a better and brighter future through innovation and design.
Inbo creates inspiring places in which people can feel at home, places that change along with their residents. Houses in which people enjoy living. Workspaces where people can learn the most and perform at their best. Places where people can meet each other. Places that people want to be part of, creating communities. Where it is pleasant to be together. There is always a connection to the place, to its history, to memories. New impulses reinforce the power of what is already there.
With the realisation of more than 260 artworks, 8 exhibitions and more than 5 million visitors since 2012, Amsterdam Light Festival has developed into a leading lightart festival. In addition to organising the annual festival and the development of its internationally traveling collection, the foundation is also actively involved throughout the year in sharing knowledge and expertise and contributing to the development of the art discipline.
Aectual is founded out of a mission to bring freedom of design & tailor-made architecture to everyone, and to make the production of buildings and interiors cleaner, faster, and better.
Parametricism.com features cutting-edge research and projects to convey the latest advancements in computationally empowered architecture and design, acting as a “neural network” of positions and new directions affiliated with Parametricism. The curators of this platform are Daniela Ghertovici (Chicago), Patrik Schumacher (London) and Lars van Vianen (Amsterdam). Between us we represent a gamut of trajectories within Parametricism, and our mission is to feature a wide array of work by both formative figures and emerging talent.
Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design event in Northern Europe and presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 355,000 visitors from home and abroad.