servo los angeles is a design collaborative invested in the development of architectural environments integrating synthetic ecologies with shifting material states. Working in close collaboration with its affiliate servo stockholm, both offices explore the potential of networks as a way of organizing the practice and as a site of architectural research. The practice’s work focuses on capturing qualities that appear to be incongruous to the processes and tools used to generate them, pursuing the apparent vagaries of matter in flux albeit through the use of highly controlled algorithmic and machinic processes. The projects integrate a combination of digital and analog techniques of design and fabrication and consider how this coexistence affects the objects that are produced, as well as their inherent aesthetic qualities. The work questions the assumed exactitude of digital processes by opening them up to unlikely conjunctions with less exact analog material behaviors. Current projects include a forthcoming installation at LAMAG - the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Recent work includes exhibition design for Bonniers Konsthall, a proposal for a multipurpose lecture hall in Stockholm, and a proposal for a hydrodynamic vegetated roofscape in Cancun.
servo’s work has been exhibited widely, notably at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Centre Pompidou, Archilab, Artists Space, the SCI-Arc Gallery, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) and is in the permanent collections of SFMoMA and the FRAC Centre. Publications include a monograph entitled Networks and Environments and projects in Digital Architecture Now, Hatch and The New Mathematics of Architecture.