Kate Davies | Emmanuel Vercruysse

LiquidFactory is a London based art and architecture practice. Our work moves between the written, the drawn and the made and deals with the obscure territories of occupation in between.

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Emmanuel Vercruysse

BSc (Hons) Dip Arch, March

Emmanuel is an architect, artist, craftsman and robotics specialist, with a passion for design-through-making. He is a keen draughtsman with in-depth experience of both traditional and digital craft and his work often uses the digital as an augmentation of analogue techniques. He explores the production of highly crafted sculptural and architectural elements designed and made in parallel through a combination of drawing, craft and digital technology.

Emmanuel teaches at the Architectural Association where he is Co-Director of Design and Make at Hooke Park, the AA's woodland campus in Dorset. He brings his specialist making knowledge and teaching philosophy to the MArch and MSc D&M programme in the woods. He is also running a Media Studies course in fabrication; The Knowhow Series, for AA undergraduate students based in London, and is developing a Hooke Park robotics-focused Visiting School programme, Chainsaw Choreographies - exploring the precision, petrol-fuelled territory where code meets chainsaw.

In parallel, Emmanuel is also a member of the design collective Sixteen Makers - recent winners of an RIBA award for ‘55/02’ a building project commissioned by Kielder Art and Architecture Partnership, which was designed and fabricated by Sixteen Makers in a steel factory in East Germany.

Prior to moving to the AA, Emmanuel was Senior Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he was unit master of MArch Unit 23 for 8 years, and lead the Robotics and Cad-Cam research lab (2009-2015), overseeing its development into one of the UK’s leading design fabrication facilities.