Felix Raspall

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Felix Raspall is an architect with multidisciplinary interests ranging from computational design and advanced fabrication to material innovation. Since 2015, Felix Raspall is Assistant Professor at SUTD ASD, where he co-founded AIRLab, a multi-disciplinary design laboratory with award-winning body of research and realized design work. Ongoing research include functional 3D printing and composites for architecture and computational design with sustainable materials such as bamboo and salvaged materials. Felix’s creative work showcases alternative directions for the discipline with experimental structures.


  • Doctor of Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2015
  • Master of Architecture, Yale University, 2010
  • Arch, University of Buenos Aires, 2004

Research Interest

  • Design Thinking and Methods
  • Design Computation
  • Sensing technologies
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Informal and vernacular construction


  • Harvard University: Digital Design Prize 2015; Peter Rice Prize, 2012
  • Young CAADRIA Award 2013; Best Paper. Second Prize 2013
  • Yale University: Winchester Prize 2010;
  • Fulbright Commission: Master Scholarship 2008-2010
  • Architecture and Urbanism Professional Association in Buenos Aires: Best Student Prize 2004

Selected Publications

Academic Research

  • Raspall, Felix. “Design with material Uncertainty: Responsive Design and Fabrication in Architecture”. In Design Modelling Symposium, Springer, 2015. (in press)
  • Raspall, Felix, Felix Amtsberg, and Stefan Peters. “Digital-Material Feedback in Architectural Design”. In Emerging Experience in Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture Hong Kong, 2015.
  • Raspall, Felix. “A procedural framework for design to fabrication”. In Automation in Construction Special Issue: Design to Fabrication. Elsevier, 2015.
  • Raspall, Felix. ”Digital-material feedback: Extending intuition into the production process”. In Graz Architecture Magazine (GAM) 10 (2014):184-195.
  • Raspall Felix, Matias Imbern, and Will Choi. ”Adaptive tectonic systems: Parametric modeling and digital fabrication of precast roof assemblies toward site-specific design response”. In Adaptive Architecture: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Cambridge 24-26 October, 2013 pp. 327-336.
  • Imbern, Matias, Felix Raspall, and Qi Su. “Tectonic Tessellations: A digital Approach to Ceramic Structural Surfaces”. In Synthetic Digital Ecologies: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) San Francisco 18-21 October, 2012, pp. 315-321

Design Work

  • Mostafavi, Mohsen, and Leire Asensio (eds.) GSD Platform 7. Cambridge: Harvard University Graduate School of design, Actar: 2014. In pre+65 6499 8751ss, featuring: “Informal Material Formations”
  • Kleine Zeitung. May 1, 2014, p. 32, “Neue Zukunft für den alten Ziegel” Featured project: “Floating Ceramic Shell”
  • Archdaily Architecture Blog. Fresno House / Felix Raspall + Federico Papandrea ArchDaily:  14 Mar 2013. Accessed 23 Mar 2014. http://www.archdaily.com/?p=343740. Featured project: “Fresno House”
  • Mostafavi, Mohsen, and Mariana Ibanez (eds) GSD Platform 5. Cambridge: Harvard University Graduate School of design, Actar: 2012. Featured project: ”Fisac Variations”
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