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Lars Spuybroek
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Lars Spuybroek

Lars Spuybroek received international recognition after building the HtwoOexpo in 1997, the first building in the world that incorporates new media and consists of a continuous geometry. With his Rotterdam-based office NOX he built the D-Tower, an interactive structure changing color with the emotions of the inhabitants of a city, and the Son-O-house, a public artwork that generates music by visitors exploring the space. Spuybroek has won several prizes and has exhibited all over the world, among them presentations at the Venice Biennale, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria & Albert in London and the Guggenheim Bilbao. He taught at many different universities such as Columbia University in New York, the Bartlett in London, ESARQ in Barcelona and from 2001 to 2006 he was Professor of Digital Design Techniques in Kassel, Germany.

Since 2006 he is Professor of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. His latest book titled The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design (NAI Publishers, 2011) is a theoretical revisiting of the ideas of John Ruskin within the framework of both historical and contemporary thought.