Synthesis Design + Architecture Showreel 2017

What we do, how we do it, and why we do it.

Alvin Huang , Synthesis Design + Architecture Lecture at Now Next Future 2016

Alvin Huang, Design Principal of multi-award winning design firm Synthesis Design + Architecture and an Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture, will discuss how his work as an architect, scholar, and educator focuses on the intersection of technology, performance and craft - a territory that he explores through the design of architectural projects that experiment with advanced computational design processes in order to investigate the synthetic relationships between form, structure and skin. This work looks to expand the historical arc of architectural discourse through the production of original design research that connects essential relationships between architecture and technology to the present and the future.

Data Moiré by Synthesis Design + Architecture for IBM Watson Analytics

Data Moiré is a large-scale data-driven feature wall that merges the territories of “Data Spatialization” and “Data Narrative” by using the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson to inform a data-driven generative design process to articulate a vast quantity of data as a spatial experience and marketing narrative for the IBM Watson Experience Center in San Francisco, California.

Pure Tension

A short promotional film showcasing the design and development of our award winning solar powered pavilion for Volvo.

Chelsea Workspace

Concept video for our Chelsea Workspace project in London, UK.

Alvin Huang at HUDDLE 2017 in Bangalore

Alvin Huang at HUDDLE 2017 in Bangalore

Alvin Huang at Syracuse Architecture

Alvin Huang at Syracuse Architecture

Chinese American Orginality

Celebrating Chinese American creativity with Alvin Huang, Lisa Ling, Melvin Mar, Gene Luen Yang, Jennifer 8 Lee.

Alvin Huang at HUDDLE 2017 in Bangalore

Alvin Huang at HUDDLE 2017 in Bangalore

ACADIA 2014: 3D Printed Design Innovations Using Stratasys Systems - Part 2

At the recent ACADIA (the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) conference held at USC, a prestigious line-up of renowned artists including Synthesis Design + Architecture collaborated with Stratasys to showcase 3D printed innovations.

Dwell Future of Mobility

Dwell Future of Mobility

ACADIA 2014: 3D Printed Design Innovations Using Stratasys Systems - Part 1

At the recent ACADIA (the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) conference held at USC, a prestigious line-up of renowned artists including Synthesis Design + Architecture collaborated with Stratasys to showcase 3D printed innovations.

Dwell Future of Mobility

Dwell Future of Mobility

Architecture vs Eyewear: Form, Fabrication & Performance - Architect Alvin Huang and Silhouette pair up

Alvin talks about his interests in the relationships between form, fabrication and performance and how those same relationships exist in the design of eyewear.

Pure Tension Pavilion launch event in Milan, Italy

A short video produced by Volvo Auto Italia promoting the Italian launch of the Pure Tension Pavilion for the Volvo V60.

New Trends in Computing That Will Change the Architectural Profession

Listen in to a Google Hangout with Alvin Huang of Synthesis Design + Architecture, David Gerber of USC Architecture, and Jose Sanchez of Plethora Project hosted by Novedge regarding rise of computational design in architecture.

COINCIDENCE | INCIDENCE | INTERFERENCE, Exploratory Practice and Moire

Alvin Huang, AIA, USC Architecture Lecture, Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Autodesk Small Business Success Award

A short video produced by Autodesk highlighting the our Autodesk Small Business Success Award.

Hakka Cultural Performing Arts Center

A short promotional film produced by our clients Jin Ma Media group promoting our Hakka Cultural Performing Arts Center which is currently under construction.

SoBo Swarm, Public Art Installation Proposal

Concept video for our SoBo Swarm Public Art Installation proposal in the South Broadway district of Denver, Colorado.