The term Plasma comes from Classic Greek and means modeling, form, fabric, imagination, fiction. In Physics the Plasma State- or fourth state of matter- describes a unique condition of matter arising at a complex overlay of external forces. Plasma, a charged field of particles, conducts energy.
Folding space into space, Plasma draw landscapes into buildings, streets into facades, inside to outside. Transformative tectonics set spaces, planes and bodies into unforeseen relationships that challenge conventional topographies and spatial codes. While the angular and complex qualities of their forms might superficially affiliate them with ‘computer-generated’ architecture, decision-making is never relinquished to the computer. Strategic reasoning and the desire to produce specificity in place of generics drive tectonic form.
These topographic dialogues are enacted by an architecture of trajectory and momentum, which responds to the nature of the topographies and the possibilities of engagement.
Plasma is widely recognized as one of the leading emergent architecture and design practices with worldwide scope and outlook. The studio is working on all scales from furniture and installations to urbanism and master planning.Current projects include the complete landscape and building design of the 2011 International Horticultural Expo, China, a series of office blocks for Ordos, China, a new innovative street lighting system for EWO and several new-built residential and hospitality projects with a fresh take on Alpine vernacular through new innovative construction techniques and spatial modulation.
Through combining academic research– at the Architectural Association, Tsinghua University, the University of Hong Kong and other leading institutions- with cutting-edge practice, Plasma is developing advanced digital tools and methodologies to analyse complex challenges and respond by synthesizing spatial effects, functions, ergonomics. This approach brought the practice many distinctions such as Zhulong’s 'This Decade of Architecture in China', the 2011 Wallpaper Design Award, 2008 ContractWorld Award, 2008 Next Generation Award, 2004 Design Vanguard, 2002 BD/Corus ‘Young Architect of the Year Award’, and the 2002 UK Galvanizing Award. Plasma’s work has been published widely- from leading design magazines to broadsheets and included in some of the most important compendiums on recent architecture- and exhibited internationally in recent solo shows at the Architectural Association, the DAZ- German Architecture Centre Berlin 2010 and Galeria Come Se, Rome 2009.