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Xavier De Kestelier

Head of Design Technology and Innovation, HASSELL in London United Kingdom

Recently appointed HASSELL Principal and Head of Design Technology and Innovation, Xavier De Kestelier, has experience straddling architectural engineering, computational design, digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, augmented and virtual reality and the use of robotics in design. This knowledge has seen him working in a field much wider then the typical architects as he worked on anything from super yachts to mars and moon bases. He is also director of Smartgeometry a non-profit educational organisation for computational design and digital fabrication. Xavier has held academic positions at the University of Ghent, Syracuse University and The Bartlett School of Architecture. Outside of work he is currently trying to battle the mid-life crisis by zipping around London on an electric longboard.

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Why ARE?! Spacecraft so Un-Human?

BY XAVIER DE KESTELIER
@ PECHAKUCHA 20X20 AS PART OF KICK OVER THE STATUES AT HASSELL ON MAR 02, 2017

Xavier De Kestelier gave this PechaKucha talk at the special PechaKucha Night held at Hassell studio; his place of work.

In 'Why ARE?! Spacecraft so Un-Human?' Xavier makes a very valid point - why are we so good at architecture on earth but appear to have completely forgotten that astronauts like comfort too!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 24th, 2017.