PhD. RESEARCHER AND DESIGNER
Garvin Goepel is a PhD researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) specialized in Augmented Reality (AR) implementation in fabrication and design processes, as an awardee of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS).
He believes that AR has the ability to enhance human capacities to participate in complex processes through simplified instructions - instead of surrendering human skill to automation in manufacturing.
Augmented construction workflows suggest future abilities to democratize skill through simple and intuitive holographic instructions that do not require professional training. His research advances studies in collaborative holographic-driven construction, expands opportunities for technology-infused craftsmanship, and reflects on workflows that replace conventional paper drawing-based communication with holographic instruction.
He has studied architecture and received his degree Master of Architecture with distinction from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna - Studio Greg Lynn and gained professional experience working with several practices including Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna.
His work has been published in leading conferences including ACADIA and he taught AR and design workshops at multiple international institutions. This year, he is part of the organizing committee for the 26th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).
From the beginning of 2019 until 2020, he was teaching and researching at the Chinese University of Hong Kong together with Kristof Crolla, focusing on bending active bamboo grid shells and collaborative holographic fabrication techniques. During this time, he had project leading positions at the art installation TOROO in Taiwan and at ARgan, a bamboo art installation case study for augmented reality-based collaboration in Shatin, Hong Kong. In Zürich, he joined the ETH’s Block Research Group from spring to summer in 2020.
proposal for YAC
SECRET WHISPERS & TRANSMOGRIFICATIONS
Digital FUTURES World
Workshop 27/06 – 03/07/2020
Shatin, Hong Kong
7 -11 November 2019
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
29 June–22 July 2019
academic projects + videos
Peer reviewed paper:
Garvin Goepel, Kristof Crolla. 2021.
„SECRET WHISPERS & TRANSMOGRIFICATIONS: A case study in online teaching of Augmented Reality technology for collaborative design production“ In PROJECTIONS - Proceedings of the 26th CAADRIA Conference - Volume 2, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Online, Hong Kong, 29 March - 1 April 2021, pp. 21-30
Fong, Jacky Chun Hin., Chung Hei Ho, Wing Sze Ngan, Adabelle Long Wun Poon, Garvin Goepel and Kristof Crolla. 2021.
“Augmenting Craft with Mixed Reality: A Case Study Project of AR-driven Analogue Clay Modelling.” In Distributed Proximities Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) - In progress
Garvin Goepel, Kristof Crolla. 2020.
„AUGMENTED REALITY-BASED COLLABORATION - ARgan, a bamboo art installation case study“ Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Bangkok. pp. 313-322
Kristof Crolla, Garvin Goepel. 2020.
Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Bangkok. pp. 510-518 Bangkok
Garvin Goepel. 2019.
In ACADIA conference 2019 on Ubiquity and Autonomy. University of Texas, Austin
Archiprix: Edition Santiago Chile 2019.