About LIPA

Laboratory for Incubation of Parametric Architecture

As we know Morphogenesis is the biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape. It is one of three fundamental aspects of developmental biology along with the control of cell growth and cellular differentiation.

LIPA or Laboratory for Incubation of Parametric Architecture has been founded on the premises of morphogenesis and the integration of this process into modern architectural, urban planning and industrial design.

By integrating this biological processes within the creative process,  we are able to respond to the more diverse and  ever-changing current design questions.

Architects are mostly compelled by their knowledge and governance legislations to act as agents of expertise and impose top down solutions, in the form of fixed typologies, to bottom up and frequently temporary problems. This together with the fact that we, as agents of creation, have the preconceived idea that we need to create and define space as shelter, leads to a distorted and outdated definition of space.

In today’s fast paced, open source and migrating society, we need to focus less on how we define space for interactions and more on how we trigger interactions in order to define the space. This change in design methodology could help in unveiling the true realm of spatial interpretation. This is why LIPA stops asking ‘what is space?’ and focuses on what spaces do?’.