Laka Perspectives

The series of books, interviews, and podcasts with experts in architecture, design, innovation, and technology. The speakers of Laka Perspectives to date include Toyo Ito, Yona Friedman, Nathalie de Vries, Tobias Wallisser, Maria Aiolova, Amandus S. Sattler, Danit Peleg, Qun Dang, and more distinguished experts.

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June 1, 2021 in articles

Aidin Ardjomandi – industrial designer

The body of Celloridoo is an aerophone made from maple wood which is coated with epoxy resin. The Instrument is 131,5 cm high. The challenge of the project is based…
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January 10, 2021 in interviews, volume 02

Producing mutations — Prof. Carlo Ratti

Laka: What is the city of your dreams like? Carlo Ratti: I do not think that the ideal city exists. I would like to imagine it more like a collage of…
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March 14, 2021 in interviews, volume 01

Innovation doesn’t happen in isolation — Maria Aiolova

How can we save our cities in the era of polluted air, climate change, and general urban chaos? What does the city of the future look like? Who is responsible…
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Toyo Ito (Laureate of the Pritzker Prize 2013 and UIA Gold Medal in 2017, Founder of Toyo Ito & Associates)

Yona Friedman
(Laureate of the Kiesler Prize 2018, Author of ‘Architecture Mobile’ and ‘Ville Spatiale.’)

Carlo Ratti (Architect, Founder of Carlo Ratti Associati, Director of the MIT Senseable City Lab)

Qun Dang (Architect, Principal Partner at MAD Architects)

Amandus Samsøe Sattler (Architect, Founding Partner of Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten)

Peter Kuczia
(IARP&BAK Architect, Ph.D., Educator, Founder of Kuczia Architects)

Robert Konieczny
(Architect, Founder of KWK PromesWorld Building of the Year 2016)

Jin Young Song (AIA Architect, Researcher, Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo, SUNY; founder of DIOINNO)

Elizabeth Monoian (MFA, Founding Director of LAGI, Co-founder of Studied Impact)

Robert Ferry (RA, LEED AP BD+C, Founding Director of LAGI and Studied Impact)

Lydia Kallipoliti
(Architect, Educator, Researcher, Founder of EcoRedux and ANAcycle)

Arturo Vittori (Architect, Co-founder of Warka Water, Director of Architecture and Vision)

Kamil Łabanowicz
(Architect, Team Leader and Designer at AUDI AG)

Emma van der Leest
(Biodesigner, Product Designer, Founder of the BlueCity lab)

Paul Clemens Bart (Architect, Designer, Co-founder of BART//BRATKE)

Marvin Bratke (Architect, Co-founder of BART//BRATKE, Visiting Professor Muthesius Academy of Arts)

Wojciech Bajor (CEO, Head Designer, Founder of Bajo)

Barbara Bajor (Designer, Founder of Bajo)

Oskar Zięta (Architect, Inventor of FiDU, Founder & CEO of Zieta Design StudioZieta Shop)

Lucy McRae (Sci-fi artist, film director, TED Fellow, body architect, inventor of Swallowable Parfum)

Danit Peleg (Fashion Designer, Creative Director and CEO of Danit Peleg 3D)

Wilfredo Méndez (Architect, Researcher, Educator, Co-founder of Zero Damage)

Esmeralda Niño (Manufacturing and Industrial Engineer, Co-founder of Zero Damage)

Anna Vonhausen (Architect, Cofounder & Creative Director at

Camilla Siggaard Andersen (Design Lead, Arup Digital Studio)

Alberto T. Estévez (Architect, Art Historian, Ph.D of Sciences, Ph.D of Arts, Founder of ESARQ /UIC)

Stefan Holtgreife (CEO, Solarlux GmbH)

Phillip McCormick (Architect, Urban Planner, McCormick Architecture)

Paolo Santi (Researcher, MIT Senseable City Lab, IIT-CNR, Member of IEEE Computer Society)

Nathalie de Vries (Architect, Urban Planner, Co-founder of MVRDV)

Tobias Wallisser (Architect, Co-Founder of LAVA Laboratory For Visionary Architecture)

Thom Faulders (Architect, Founder of FAULDERS STUDIO, Professor of Architecture at CCA)

Sushant Verma (Architect & Computational Designer, Researcher, Co-founder of rat[LAB])

Aldo Sollazzo (Architect, Researcher, Manager of Noumena)

Craig Zelizer (Founder and CEO of PCDNetwork)

Bettina von Stamm (Founder and Director of the Innovation Leadership Forum)

Catalina Rojas (Director of Innovation at PCDNetwork)

Brennan Lake (Programs Director of the Technology Exchange Lab)

Daniel Köhler (Urbanist, Researcher,  Co-founder of lab-eds)

Rasa Navasaitytė (Architect, Designer, Co-founder of lab-eds)

Maria Aiolova (Architect, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, Co-Founder of Terreform ONE)

Katie Crepeau (Architect, Writer and Consultant at Design Affects)

Doris Kim Sung (Architect, Researcher, Lecturer at University of Southern California)

Monika Thadhani (AIA, Architect, Adjunct Professor at IIT Chicago)

Michał Stangel (Architect, Urbanist, Dean for Research at the Faculty of Architecture at PolSl)

Silvia Titotto (Structural & Architectural & Aerospace Engineer, Researcher in Biomimetics)

Peter Kuczia (IARP&BAK Architect, Ph.D., Educator, Founder of Kuczia Architects)

Ana María Gutiérrez (Architect, Educator, Co-founder of Fundación Organizmo, Ashoka Fellow)

The German Design Award directly contributes to the overall commercial success. Prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The German Design Award identifies and presents unique design trends: a competition that advances the design-oriented scene.

The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work.

Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognizing and rewarding the world’s most fresh and progressive talents. Our artists are connected not by conventions, but by qualities. They work across a diverse range of formats, from painting to printmaking and from fashion to photography.

Honorable Mention in the 59th Edition of “Najpiękniejsza Książka Roku” organized by “Polskie Towarzystwo Wydawców Książek.” The 59th edition of the competition gathered 108 publishing companies and 204 publications. The awards ceremony took place during Warsaw Book Fair 2019 at National Stadium (PGE Arena).


Damian Przybyła (Co-Founder of Laka Perspectives, Editor In-Chief, IARP architect)

Katarzyna Burzyńska (Co-Founder of Laka Perspectives, Managing Editor, architect, researcher)

Rafał Przybyła (Editor, Co-Founder of Laka, architect, UX/UI designer)

Paulina Błaszczyk (Editor, architect, urban designer)

Wendy Chikowero (Editor, structural engineer)

Agnieszka Radziszewska (Editor, architect, urban designer)

Eric Dell’Orco (Editor, environmental designer, architect)

Peter Kuczia (IARP&BAK Architect, Ph.D., Educator, Founder of Kuczia Architects)

Bartłomiej Witkowski (Graphic designer, Co-founder of Ultrabrand)