Introducing Huy Bui Studio.

A Workspace Introductory Member.

To launch the Workspace at A/D/O, we have selected five design studios to working in different disciplines to test the limits of our fabrication studio. 

These designers span disciplines including graphic design, architecture, product and industrial design.

Huy Bui has a practice rooted in environmental design, builds modular units that stack and suspend in space and play host to an interconnected world of weaving ecosystems. The modular units come in a variety of scales and mediums, bridging disciplines from industrial, furniture, and interiors to architecture and urban design. The objects and installations, which inhabit home, retail, work, public, and gallery spaces, inspire and provoke questions about the ecology of our daily lives.


GRID / TOPO is a modular system based off of Plant-in City, a collaboration between architects, designers, and technologists who are building new ways of interacting with nature. Our 21st century sculptural terrariums combine modular architecture, basic laws of physics, embedded technologies, and mobile computing to construct a “Plant City” where the aesthetic meets the pragmatic. 

The next iteration of Plant-in City, revolves around the topic of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch where man has the largest impact on global ecology. 

The question and design thinking that follows, how does design integrate elements of geological systems into design? This project explores and experiments with the flow and movement of water, earth (sand, sediment), in an urban context. This anti-architectural exploration integrates the grid and the land into a modular unit.

The modules are to be seen as mega-land structures stacked and suspended in space. The modules work independently and can integrate/plug into a large system. The three month period will be an exciting process that will start from research, drawings, to proto-typing, testing and finally installation. At the end of the residency / program a working model will be exhibited at the Workspace.

The Workspace at A/D/O is a design environment that provides an array of resources to working designers. A variety of membership levels provide access to dedicated desks, a fabrication lab, project storage and connection to a network of potential collaborators, mentors and production partners.

A/D/O and the Workspace team provide a complete environment for maximizing a designer’s creative time and a flexible platform to advance projects and careers.

Images courtesy of Huy Bui Studio.

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