Gilles Retsin


Architect, Agence Gilles Retsin Architecture

Gilles Retsin Architecture is a London based architecture and design practice investigating new architectural models that engage with the potential of increased computational power and fabrication to generate buildings and objects with a previously unseen structure, detail and materiality. The studio is interested in the impact of computation on the core principles of architecture – the bones rather than the skin. Gilles Retsin graduated from the Architectural Association in London in Architecture + Urbanism, prior to founding his own practice, He worked in Switzerland as a project architect with Christian Kerez, and in London with Kokkugia. He also co-founded SoftKill Design, a collective design studio investigating generative design methodologies for additive manufacturing and 3D-printing. Alongside, Gilles directs a research cluster at UCL/ the Bartlett school of Architecture and is a senior lecturer at the University of East-London He also regularly teaches as unit-master for the AA visiting schools in China.