Carlos Bañón

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Assistant Professor

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Telephone: +65 6499 4909
Pillar / Cluster: Architecture and Sustainable Design
Research Areas: Computation, Architectural Conservation, Sustainable Design Science, Architectural Information Management

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Biography

Carlos Banon is co-founder of Subarquitectura Architects Spain, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and co-founder of AirLab @SUTD. He holds an M.Arch. with Extraordinary Distinction.
He also held visiting professorships at MIT Massachussetts Institute of Technology and at EPFL, and was invited to lecture by a number of universities, including ETSAM Madrid, UIC Barcelona, KEA Copenhagen and PUPR Puerto Rico. His research projects span from Geometric Exploration for Space Making (GESM), 3D Printing applied to actual building components, Artificial Intelligence applied to high-rise developments, and Affordable Housing prototypes.

He also implements his research and teaching methodologies in Design Studios where he applies Parametric Design, into actual buildings through his architectural practice. He was awarded with the Design of the Year Prize by the London Design Museum, received international recognition with the Golden Medal given by the International Olympic Committee, the Spanish Biennial Prize and the Mies Van der Rohe Prize nomination.

Education

  • Master of Architecture (MArch) University of Alicante, with Honor Distinction (2004)
  • Master in Complex Architectures. University of Alicante (2007)

Selected Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator. 3DPA Metal 3D Printing Applied to actual building components. Programme funded by SUTD-ZJU University.
  • Principal Investigator. Geometric Exploration for Space Making in a Tropical Context. SRG Funded by SUTD.
  • Principal Investigator. Artificial Intelligence applied to the design of Skyscrapers. Funded by SUTD-MIT International Design Centre.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Promoting Low-Cost Housing through Urban MiningAffordable Housing Design in Batam. Funded by SUTD-MIT International Design Centre.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Metal 3D Printed furniture. Funded by SUTD Digital Manufacturing and Design and (DManD) Centre

Selected Research Works

  • iLight Marina Bay 2016, with Professor Felix Raspall (SUTD)
  • iLight Marina Bay 2017, with Snohetta Architects and Felix Raspall (SUTD)
  • Urban Design Festival 2018 bamboo canopy, with Professor Felix Raspall (SUTD) and Felix Amtsberg (MIT)
  • SUTD Open House 2018, with Professor Felix Raspall (SUTD)
  • SUTD Open House 2016, with Professor Felix Raspall (SUTD)
  • SUTD Open House 2015, with Professor Toni Kotnik (Aalto University)

Awards

2021 WINNER. Singapore’s President Design Award
Singapore’s highest honor for designs and designers across all disciplines. Recognizes the achievements of a group of extraordinary people who have made a difference in the lives of Singaporeans and the global community through excellent design.
2021 WINNER. Golden A’Design Award
3D Printed Forms and Product Design Category for AI_Table
2021 FINALIST. International Design Competition for Additive Manufacturing Processes and Advanced Technologies
FLOAT: Bamboo + Biopolymer 3D Printed Vertical Farming System
2021 FINALIST. International Design Competition for Additive Manufacturing Processes and Advanced Technologies
3D Printed furniture: AI_Table
2021 WINNER. Platinum MUSE Design Award
Best Furniture Design. AI_Table
2021 WINNER. SIT Furniture Award
Best Table Design. AI_Table
2020 WINNER. Taiwan’s Golden Pin Design Award
Architectural Design Category by the Taiwan Design Research Institute.
2020 WINNER. Architizer A+ Awards
Best Cultural Pavilion Popular Choice, Worldwide, by Architizer, NY. USA
2020 FIRST PRIZE. International Architectural Competition
Coastal Corridor Architectural Design in Alicante, Spain.
2020 WINNER. Iconic Design Award for Innovative Architecture
AirMesh in Gardens by the Bay. German Design Council. Germany
2020 WINNER. SG Mark Singapore Good Design Award
Best Interior Design. SUTD’s 10th Anniversary Time Capsule TimeScapes.  Singapore Design Council
2020 FINALIST. IF International Forum Design GmbH Design Awards
AirMesh 3D Printed Space. Germany
2020 SPECIAL MENTION. German Design Awards: Excellent Architecture
AirMesh 3D Printed Space. Awarded by the German Design Council. Germany, Europe.
2020 WINNER. SG Mark Singapore Good Design Award
AirMesh: Best Architecture Design by the Singapore Design Council
2020 WINNER. German Design Award: Excellent Product Design
Project: Air Table: 3D Printed Stainless-Steel Furniture. Best Product Design. German Design Council. Germany, Europe
2020 LONGLISTED. Dezeen Awards.
AirMesh 3D Printed Stainless-Steel Space, best 25 pavilion designs worldwide
2020 SHORTLISTED. INDE Awards
Top 10 Best Designers of the Year of Asia Pacific Region
2020 SHORTLISTED. INDE Awards
Top 10 Projects in The Influencer Category: AirMesh 3D Printed Stainless-Steel Space.
2020 FINALIST of Archdaily’s Building of the Year.
Top 5 Best Pavilion Designs worldwide
2020 SELECTED. Iconic Design Award. Furniture Design.
Project: Air Table. German Design Council. Germany, Europe.
2019 WINNER.  SG Mark Singapore Good Design Award
AirTable. Best Product Design by the Singapore Design Council.
2019 FINALIST. SDA Singapore Design Award
Category: Corporate. Discipline: Placemaking. Singapore Design Council.
2019 FINALIST. SDA Singapore Design Award
Category: Corporate. Discipline: Multidisciplinary. Singapore Design Council
2019 WINNER. Best Built Design in Valencia, Spain
Project: Santa Creu Hotel in Tabarca, Spain.
2019 SELECTION. XIV BEAU Spanish Biennial of Architecture.
Best Built Work. Project: Santa Creu Hotel in Tabarca, Spain.
2019 HONORABLE MENTION by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association
Santa Creu Hotel in Tabarca. Spain
2019 WINNER. SG Mark Singapore Good Design Award
OH Platform. Best Product Design by the Singapore Design Council
2018 WINNER. SUTD Outstanding Education Award: Excellence in University Service
International Design Competition. Singapor
2018 FINALIST. iLight Marina Bay International Design Competition
International Design Competition. Singapore
2018 SECOND PRIZE. Rethinking the Future
(ultra) Light Networks Pavilion at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.
2016 FIRST PRIZE. iLight Marina Bay International Design Competition
Project (ultra)Light Networks Pavilion. Singapore
2013 FINALIST in the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation Prize
Nominated by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow)
2013 HONORABLE MENTION in Domus Jubilee Edition
Project: 3D Athletics Track. Domus, Russia
2012 HONORABLE MENTION in Domus Russia X Archip Jubilee Edition
3D Athletics Track, Elda. Spain
2011 SILVER MEDAL by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Best Design Typology. 3D Athletics Track, Elda. Spain
2011 GOLD MEDAL by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
Best Accessible Design. 3D Athletics Track, Elda. Spain
2011 THIRD PRIZE in International Design Competition (two stages)
Citadella Dell’Edilizia. Italy
2011 FIRST PRIZE in International Architectural Competition
New Hercules C.F. Stadium Renovation. Spain. (Built)
2009 NOMINATION to the Mies Van Der Rohe European Union Prize
Project: Tram Stop and Plaza in Alicante, Spain
2009 SECOND PRIZE. Lamp Lighting Solutions Award
Project: Tram Stop and Plaza in Alicante, Spain
2010 SECOND PRIZE. International Design Competition
Museum of Archaeology of Calvia. Spain
2009 FIRST PRIZE. International Design Competition
Sports Hub in Pedreguer, Spain. (Built)
2009 THIRD PRIZE. International Design Competition
Rotary Bridge in Zumaia. Spain
2008 FINALIST, IX BEAU Spanish Biennial of Architecture
Project: Tram Stop and Plaza in Alicante, Spain
2008 HONORABLE MENTION. Balthasar Neuman Prize
Project: Tram Stop and Plaza in Alicante, Spain
2008 HONORABLE MENTION. Valencian Biennial of Architecture
2008 BEST 10. Brit Insurance Design of the Year
Project: Tram Stop in Alicante
2008 HONORABLE MENTION. International Design Competition
Madrid International Congress Centre. Spain
2007 FIRST PRIZE. International Design Competition
Social Housing Prototypes in San Anton district. Alicante, Spain.
2006 FIRST PRIZE. International Design Competition
Research Lab in Orihuela. Spain (Built)
2005 FIRST PRIZE. International Design Competition
Tram Stop and Plaza in Alicante, Spain (Built)

Research Interests

  • Geometric Exploration for Space Making (GESM)
  • Parametric Design
  • Digital Fabrication and Design Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Affordable Housing
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