An Te Liu ....Director, Master of Architecture Program, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. University of Toronto


Paul Kozak


Zbigniew Oksiuta at

al&d, University of Toronto

and University of Waterloo

The architect and artist Zbigniew Oksiuta is experimenting with the possibilities of designing biological spatial structures.

At al&d he will present ‘Breeding Spaces’ a project that envisages vegetable matter as a live habitat, an isolated spatial entity that takes up, transforms and synthesizes matter and energy from its surroundings by biological means and controls all functions and events by internal information.

He will also present his previous ‘Spatium Gelatum” project that investigated ways to form spatial shapes in water.

Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto 230 College Street, April 11, 2006 at 6:30PM ,


University of Waterloo, November 23, 2006 at 7:00PM


............ Sebastian Högen and Hans Henning Steinbiß, Cologne

Carl-Victor Dahmen, Cologne

. Andrzej Majorowski, Salzburg

........... Uwe Liermann+Industriesauger TV, Cologne

Bernard Jacobs, Twist

... Francois Laugine, Orlenas

Spatium Gelatum, Form 090704, La Biennale di Venezia,
9th International Architecture Exhibition, 2004

Mesogloea, movie made at Neutral Buoyancy Facility,
European Space Agency, Cologne

Form 191202, ......... International Furniture Fair, Cologne, 2003

Form 290904, ArchiLab2004, Orléans


.....ArchiLab 2004

Breeding Spaces, Botanical Institute,
University of Cologne, 2004

Zbigniew Oksiuta graduated from Faculty of Architecture at Warsaw Polytechnic University in 1978. He lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

He received a number of German Architectural Awards including an Award for Outstanding Work of Architecture in 1994.

Zbigniew Oksiuta presented his work in numerous individual and group art and architectural exhibitions including:
La Biennale di Venecia, 9th International Architecture Exhibition and
La Ville a Nu, ArchiLab2004 in Orléans

He presented his ideas at a number of universities including:

Institute of Architecture, RWTH Technical University, Aachen, 2001
DLR German Aerospace Agency, Cologne, 2002
Institute of Architecture and Town Planning, University Siegen, 2004
Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, 2004
Institute of Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology, Bonne, 2004
Slade School of Art, University College, London, 2005
University of Westminster , London, 2005
Architectural Association (AA), London, 2005

PRATT Institute, New York, 2006
Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design, UofT, Toronto, 2006

“Expanding the Space” Conference, Valencia,

Southern California Institute of Architecture in LA on November 01st, 2006
Columbia University in NY on November 08th, 2006
The School of the Art Institute in Chicago on November 17th, 2006
University of Waterloo on November 23, 2006 at 7:00PM


April 11, 2006 .............

al&d University of Toronto

230 College Street ..... Room 103 .....6:30 pm ..