17 November 2014

Peter A Vikar (Mag. Arch ’08, M.DesR ’12) is a design and technology creative. His work focuses on design, fabrication and visualization strategies in architecture often using custom processes and tools. Recently, he has been extensively working with industrial robotics, as a gateway tool between the digital and the physical platforms.

Peter received his Master degree with distinction in Architecture (Mag.Arch) from the Masterclass of Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2008. During and after his studies, he worked professionally on various public and residential building projects as an architectural designer at UNstudio in the Netherlands, GLform in the US and Wolfgang Tschapeller in Austria, among others. His large scale installation ‘Spikloud‘ was featured at the Vienna Art Fair and in the MAK Vienna, and published internationally.  In 2011 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his interest in robotic research and motion based design. In 2012 he received a Master of Design Research(M.DesR) from Southern California Institute of Architecture under the tutelage of Peter Testa and Marcelo Spina. After graduation, he joined UCLA Architecture and Urban Design to build up its brand new digital fabrication and robotics lab at the IDEAS campus. In 2015, his drawing machine ‘Synthia’ was exhibited at the ‘The New Creativity : Man and Machines‘ show curated by Sylvia Lavin at the MAK Schindler house.

Currently, he is lecturer at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, teaching technology related seminars and overseeing the large scale robotics lab.

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