Hylozoic Matter

FADFest, Barcelona & Design for Impact Festival, Melbourne

Barcelona, Spain & Melbourne, Australia - 2014/2015

Hylozoic Matter examines materials from the Hylozoic Series, presented at Materfad’s FADFest as a part of Barcelona’s Design Week in 2014. The work was also presented at RMIT University in Melbourne for the Design for Impact Festival in 2015. Hylozoic Matter exlores the evolution of previous and current responsive materials, documenting iterative models of tentacles and spores designed for interaction with their surrounding environment. The work explores the combination of sculpture, structure, architecture and engineering in order to nurture new connections between space and occupant.

FADFest is a festival of industrial design, graphic design and visual communication, architecture and interior design, fashion, art and crafts. The exhibition entitled “Smart Flexibility: Advanced Materials and Technologies” is an exploration of the line between matter and structure, investigating the flexibility and intrinsic reactivity of specific materials and advanced technologies. PBAI’s work was exhibited alongside projects developed by universities and firms from 9 different countries at Disseny Hub Barcelona from June 25 to November 16, 2014.

Hylozoic Matter

Core Team

  • Martin Correa
  • Aaron Davis-Rotman
  • Salvador Miranda

PBAI Studio

  • Matthew Chan
  • Andrea Ling
  • Anne Paxton
  • Jordan Prosser
  • Mingyi Zhou

Engineering Team Collaborators

  • Rob Gorbet
  • Dana Kulic
  • Matt Borland


  • Destiny Harding
  • David Retana
  • Nick Clewis-Jones
  • Jonathan Olguin