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I am Alex Binh Vinh Duc NGUYEN. I'm currently a researcher at the Research[x]Design, KU Leuven, Belgium. My work is in the fields of interactive architecture, Human-Building Interaction (HBI), computational architecture, digital design and fabrication, engineering and optimization, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and architectural robotics. I have experience in working and teaching in Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Belgium. I also write music and enjoy creative programming, making use of my skills at the crossroad of arts and science.


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Projects/Fundings

SONATA

Situational-aware OrchestratioN of AdapTive Architecture

Horizon Europe RIA 2023

Project Manager & Co-writer



IDN/22/003

KU Leuven

Adaptive Architecture: the Robotic Orchestration of a Healthy Workplace

Co-writer


CELSA/18/020

Central Europe Leuven Strategic Alliance

Purposefully Controlling Mediated Architecture

Funded PhD Student



Academic Services

Teaching


Master Thesis Mentoring:

- Vincent Davies. 2023. Designing Imperfect Concrete Expressions by Stacking Robotically Scored Cardboard Formwork. Limo

- Simon Meekers. 2022. Designing Interaction Scenarios for a Sound-Based Media Facade to Engage Passers-by. Limo

- Stijn Demolder. 2021. Comparing Architectural Experience in Reality, AR, VR, Plan/Section Drawings. Limo

- Kasper Daemen. 2021. Virtual Brickwork: Gathering Non-expert Input in an Early Design Stage Through VR. Limo

- Simon Van Gompel. 2020. Using a Responsive Curtain to Change the Affordance in a Semi-outdoor Space. Limo

- Alexander Soetewey. 2019. Evaluating the Architectural Qualities of Interactively Moving Panels. Limo

- Sophie Joossens. 2019. Interactive Architecture in Virtual Reality: A New Design for Museum M. Limo

- Evelien Feys. 2019. Evaluating Sound Interaction Strategies for a Media Facade. Limo




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Work History

Postdoctoral Researcher

KU Leuven

2023 – now


PhD Researcher

KU Leuven

2019 – 2023


Architect

Freelance and Cooperation

2016 – Now


Teaching Assistant

The University of Sheffield

2018 – 2019


Lecturer

Ho Chi Minh City

University of Architecture

2016 – 2017


Education

PhD in Human-Building Interaction

KU Leuven, Belgium


MSc in Digital Architecture and Design

The University of Sheffield,

United Kingdom

Distinction

Highest cumulative point

Highest thesis point


BA of Architecture Design

Ho Chi Minh City

University of Architecture,

Vietnam

Distinction

Highest cumulative point

Best graduation project



Awards

  • Pamela Mann Prize for the Thesis Project With Best Reflects a Response to Health, Wellbeing and Care of the Community
  • United Kingdom
  • 2018

  • Loa Thanh National Prize for Best Graduation Project
  • Vietnam
  • 2016


  • Best Graduation Project

Ho Chi Minh City

University of Architecture

2016

Projects/Fundings

SONATA

Horizon Europe 2023

Situational-aware OrchestratioN of AdapTive Architecture


IDN/22/003

KU Leuven

Adaptive Architecture: the Robotic Orchestration of a Healthy Workplace


CELSA/18/020

Central Europe Leuven Strategic Alliance

Purposefully Controlling Mediated Architecture