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Ching Ying Ngan, Mary Lynch-Lloyd, Maya Shopova

Collective Home Office

https://collectivebrain.herokuapp.com

Sofia, Bulgaria
Collective Home Office was formed in the fall of 2017 as an experimental M.Arch thesis project. It was awarded the Thesis Prize by the Department of Architecture at MIT. Before MIT, Mary studied art at the University of California, LA, Ching studied architecture at the University of Hong Kong, and Maya studied architecture at McGill University. All three had full tuition scholarships from the MIT Department of Architecture. The trio still works together, powered by digital collaboration.

Collective Brain


Collaborative Tools by Collective Home Office

Collective Brain


Collaborative Tools by Collective Home Office
A device for collaboratively building a language through a disembodied imagination that shares knowledge
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The Collective Brain promotes a vision of a future architecture practice that is diverse, distributed and non-hierarchical. It’s a device for design research that archives and shares knowledge, as well as a model for a practice that challenges old exclusionary and unsustainable labor models. It organizes individual research inputs into a visual-spatial network that reveals unanticipated links between ideas, disciplines and people. This collective language is a tool that allows an unsanitized design process, fraught with the productive friction of many voices working together, and nurtures a multi-authored architecture that invites both participation and critique. It is also an archive for a changing body of knowledge whose form reconfigures as it grows, with the ability to filter,be confronted by the unexpected, and easily share findings through automated publishing.


Collective Brain, beta version, https://collectivebrain.herokuapp.com

System diagram of Collective Brain

Achieve shelves of architectural propositions and precedent studies

Precedent model archive

Collective Brain Weekly publications generated by the Collective Brain

Collective Brain


Collaborative Tools by Collective Home Office

Collective Brain


Collaborative Tools by Collective Home Office
A device for collaboratively building a language through a disembodied imagination that shares knowledge
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The Collective Brain promotes a vision of a future architecture practice that is diverse, distributed and non-hierarchical. It’s a device for design research that archives and shares knowledge, as well as a model for a practice that challenges old exclusionary and unsustainable labor models. It organizes individual research inputs into a visual-spatial network that reveals unanticipated links between ideas, disciplines and people. This collective language is a tool that allows an unsanitized design process, fraught with the productive friction of many voices working together, and nurtures a multi-authored architecture that invites both participation and critique. It is also an archive for a changing body of knowledge whose form reconfigures as it grows, with the ability to filter,be confronted by the unexpected, and easily share findings through automated publishing.


Collective Brain, beta version, https://collectivebrain.herokuapp.com

System diagram of Collective Brain

Achieve shelves of architectural propositions and precedent studies

Precedent model archive

Collective Brain Weekly publications generated by the Collective Brain


Idea by

Ching Ying Ngan, Mary Lynch-Lloyd, Maya Shopova
Collective Home Office
Sofia
Bulgaria
Collective Home Office was formed in the fall of 2017 as an experimental M.Arch thesis project. It was awarded the Thesis Prize by the Department of Architecture at MIT. Before MIT, Mary studied art at the University of California, LA, Ching studied architecture at the University of Hong Kong, and Maya studied architecture at McGill University. All three had full tuition scholarships from the MIT Department of Architecture. The trio still works together, powered by digital collaboration.