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Otto is currently Design Director at LAAB in Hong Kong. LAAB is a collaborative studio for unusual ideas in art, architecture, interior and events. Please visit www.LAAB.pro for further information.

Educated as architect at MIT, Otto was the recipient of Full Scholarship, Alpha Rho Chi Medal and Schnitzer Artist Prize.

The work of Otto explores design possibilities between "bits" and "bricks", while seeing ecological design as a contemporary imperative. Recent work focuses on transforming materiality with robotic fabrication tools and computational modelling methods, leveraging material effect and performance.

In 2013, Otto was named as "40 under 40 Design Talents in Asia" by Perspective Magazine.

Textile Alliance Headquarters

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Bullet Ballet

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www.aFloat for MIT150

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Powerscapes

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MIT Lincoln Lab Incubator

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TAL-L

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Copenhagen Wheel

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a project with MIT SENSEable City Lab

The Alps

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News

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2013.05 - Several art and computation research works are exhibited in "Beyond Architecture" at Hong Kong Central Library, curated by the HK Architecture Center.

2013.04 - Otto was selected as 40 under 40 Design Talents in Asia by Perspective Magazine.

2013.03 - Publicis US interviewed Otto for a documentary on Future Home.

2013.02 - "Hangerlier" - an eco-conscious display system will be installed at JupYeah x Art Lab Spring 2013 - featured on Apple Daily and TVB Magazine.

2013.01 - Otto will be teaching a Master of Architecture studio with Jason Carlow on Vertical Mumbai, in collaboration with Columbia GSAPP .

2013.01 - "Bullet Ballet" is exhibited at ArtLab during Fotanian Art Studios Open House 2013.

2012.10 - Dwell Magazine interviewed Otto on the future of American suburbia and its corresponding housing model.

2012.09 - Otto presented at the Future Laboratory in London on the future of urban living.

2012.09 - Wallbots was featured at the 100% Design event of London Design Festival.

2012.09 - Otto will be teaching a Master of Architecture Studio with Jason Carlow at the University of Hong Kong and lead a workshop on grasshopper and design computation.

2012.09 - The Green Living, Inhabitat and the Green Prophets debated the feasibility of Powerscapes and the future of energy urbanism.

2012.08 - Smart Planet Magazine interviewed Otto for an article about Wallbots.

2012.08 - Mashables, PSFK, Despoke and Inhabitat featured Wallbots on their headlines.

2012.05 - Otto spoke at a TED event at Samung's Headquarter in Seoul on the future of energy urbanism.

2011.12 - Otto presented the Powerscapes for his thesis defense at MIT Media Lab.

2011.09 - Otto will take part in teaching MIT MArch Level III studio with Joshua Prince-Ramus to resaerch and debate around strategy and ego for skyscraper design.

2011.07 - Exhibition "aFloat^2" is open to the public at Wiesner Gallery.

2011.06 - www.afloat - an interactive installation to celebrate the 150th anniversary of MIT - attracted thousands of Bostanians at the MIT Chapel.

2011.04 - The Lobby 7 project, co-designed with Mavis Yip, was exhibited at Wolk Gallery.

2011.04 - Otto introduced www.aFloat at MIT Fast Future Forum.

2011.04 - Otto presented Audi Aida and the future of mobility at MIT Future City Forum.

Wallbots

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Human Modelling 3D Scanning Lab

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Pedagogical Tectonics

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Quincy Suburbia TransCity

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3D-print Mechanical Gundam

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Hangerlier

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A Round Boundary

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Endless Annex

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Ecoville

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Laminating Flows

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Audi | Aida 2.0

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a project with Audi & MIT SENSEable City Lab

Selected Awards

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2013-

Perspective 40 Under 40 Design Talents in Asia


2008-2012

Full Tuition Scholarship
Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Artist Prize
Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Leadership in Architecture
F.A.S.T (Art, Science + Technology) Prize
Special Recognition for Outstanding Service at MIT
Department of Architecture Fellowship
Council of the Arts Grant
Winner, Stata Center Mural Design Competition
Media Spectacle Best Animation Award


2004-2008

Richard Rogers Graduate Scholarship
First Class Honors
University Alumni Prize Medal
Dean's Honors


1997-2004

CO1 Hong Kong Student Visual Artist of the Year
SCMP Student Visual Artist of the Year Finalist
Fong Ming Sang Arts & Cultural Memorial Scholarship

Kites – Parc 1

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a project with Richard Rogers Partnership

Origami Bricks

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Cottonwork

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Visit Cottonwork at www.cottonwork.com

Parametric Canopy

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Boston Mediatheque

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Switch Pitch Anatomy

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Full Animation will be available soon.

aFloat afloat

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Modern Escher

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Storage Domino

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Contact

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Email to otto@ottocad.net

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About the site (Beta Version)

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This website has been designed and constructed on WordPress, based on the theme developed by Tanzaku , with the use of jQuery (GPL/MIT), MySQL, CSS3 and HTML 5. Best viewed with any latest version browsers.

Background Image:
aFloat, MIT Chapel, photographed by Andy Ryan

Porous Tube

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Ericsson | Signals of Humanity

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a project with Ericsson & MIT SENSEable City Lab

Selected Journals

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Otto Ng, "Wallbots", the living, breathing, thinking, responsive building of the future (London, UK: Thames & Hudson, 2012): 176-179.

Dena Molnar, Otto Ng, Ben Reginer and Areseni Zaitsev. “aFloat,” A View on Havard GSD Vol. 3. (London, UK: Tank Form, 2011): 463.

Chun Lun Otto Ng. “Wallbots,” Testing to Failure: Design and Research in MIT’s Department of Architecture. (Cambridge, MA: MIT SA+P, 2011): 33-35.

Giner, B. R., Hutchinson, E., Baczuk, E., Kim, O., and Ng O, C, L. Senseable City Guide to Rio de Janeiro (Cambridge, MA: MIT SA+P, 2011).

Dena Molnar, Otto Ng, Ben Reginer and Areseni Zaitsev. “aFloat,” Testing to Failure: Design and Research in MIT’s Department of Architecture. (Cambridge, MA: MIT SA+P, 2011): 362-363.

K. Chen, P. Jie, O Ng, Y. Okamoto. “EcoVillage,” International Housing Design Workshop. (Cambridge, MA: MIT SA+P, 2010): 54-82.

Chun Lun Otto Ng. “Laminating Flows,” MIT - Uncertain Futures. (Cambridge, MA: MIT SA+P, 2009): 224-225.

Chun Lun Otto Ng. “The Public Intimacy,” MIT - Uncertain Futures. (Cambridge, MA: MIT SA+P, 2009): 235.

Bamb-o-o

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GE Beach Fashion SENSE, Rio 2016 Olympics

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a project with GE & MIT SENSEable City Lab