Ludo Groen is a doctoral candidate in the history and theory of architecture (gta) at ETH Zürich, while practicing architecture from his eponymous studio. His built work includes multiple houses, interiors, and exhibitions. In 2021, he started his doctoral research into the architecture of banking in Switzerland between 1944 and 1980. Between 2018 and 2021, Ludo has been a researcher at The Berlage at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch institute for architecture, design, and digital culture. At The Berlage he was involved in the organisation of lectures, master classes, teaching, and various book projects. At Het Nieuwe Instituut, he contributed to the research projects Automated Landscapes and Financial Architectures, and worked on various exhibitions including co-curating MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio. Ludo holds a master degree in architecture from Delft University of Technology and a post-master degree from The Berlage.


Assemblages of Humans and Machines in the Pearl River Delta
Dixit #2 A Matter of Data
Cosa Mentale
Drawings and Essay*
September, 2020

Research on the influence of automation on labour markets is widely available, yet its impact on the configuration, design, and occupation of the built environment remains largely undocumented. To reflect upon the spatial configurations engendered and afforded by automation, this report documents the architectures of manufacturing comany Ash Cloud in Shenzhen, and its assemblages of humans and machines.
*with Merve Bedir, Marten Kuijpers, and Marina Otero Verzier. Magazine edited by Marina Otero Verzier and Yony Santos.