Autodesk Acquires David Benjamin’s Architecture and Design Studio to Create a new Autodesk Studio
Autodesk continues to expand the boundaries of design tool capabilities with close collaboration with designers that are pushing the use of computer hardware, software and materials exploration. Continuing along this path, the company announced the acquisition of David Benjamin’s architecture and design firm, The Living, to create an innovative, first-of-its-kind Autodesk Studio.
According to Autodesk:
As part of Autodesk Research, the studio will create new types of buildings, public installations, prototypes, and architectural environments. Together, we will be able to actively experiment and rapidly deploy these new design methodologies in the physical world and the built environment.
Autodesk and The Living have been working together closely for several years on research and development projects in the fields of architecture, art, industrial design, aerospace, computer science, engineering, manufacturing and synthetic biology. The acquisition and the next phase in our partnership will amplify this collaboration and research.
The Living has taken a new approach to design that incorporates natural materials, robotics and using living organisms as sensor. View the video below for more details on the kinds of work underway.