Intet billede af Marco Poletto

Marco Poletto

Dipl Eng [Hons] MA AA


Research output per year

Hvis du har foretaget ændringer i Pure, vil de snart blive vist her.

Personlig profil


Marco is an architect, author and educator.

After graduating with Honors from Turin Polytechnic in Italy, Marco moved to London to study at the Architectural Association. He worked in London as an environmental designer with Battle McCarthy before co-founding the ecoLogicStudio in 2006. Marco has lectured and taught internationally and has been Unit Master at the AA in London, at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture and Visiting Faculty at the IAAC, Barcelona, and Cornell University, Ithaca. He is co-author of “Systemic Architecture: operating manual for the self-organising city” by Routledge.

His experimental work and completed projects have been published and exhibited throughout the world, in particular at the World EXPO of Architecture in Milano in 2015, in Orleans at the 9th Archilab,  in Paris at the EDF Foundation, at the Venice Biennale and Istanbul's Garanti Gallery. The project meta-Folly is now part of the permanent collection of the FRAC centre in Orleans and the HORTUS series of bio-digital environments has been recently added to the permanent collection of the ZKM museum in Karlsruhe Germany.


Agenda: my research explores the convergence of biotechnologies and advanced digital design with the ambition to articulate a synergistic relation of machine and nature. I radicalize the ideal of adaptive architecture away from the dichotomy natural vs. synthetic to focus on a new cybernetic design framework where biologic, human and digital systems co-evolve.

Method: To test these synergies I design apparatuses which combine biological computation, distributed sensing / data gathering, digital prototyping . Key series are the ecoMachines, MetaFollies, cyberGardens and BioCities.

Operations: Design multi-scalar platforms of emergent collective intelligence. Develop architectures with advanced optimizing behavior, integrated living matter and production of energy/food.

Uddannelse/akademisk kvalifikation

Architecture, MA Architectural Association, Architectural Association London

Dimissionsdato: 1 okt. 2002

Eksterne stillinger

Director and Co-Founder, ecoLogicStudio


  • Bygningskunst


UAF: Urban Algae Folly

Poletto, M. & Pasquero, C.


Projekter: Andet


Systemic Architecture: Operating manual for the self-organizing city

Poletto, M. & Pasquero, C., 2012, 1 udg. London: Routledge. 265 s.

Publikation: Bog / Antologi / Afhandling / RapportBogForskning