Paul Ling Leong Loh

Prof

  • Bond University, Faculty of Society & Design

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

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20152023

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Research interests

Professor Paul Loh is the Head of the Abedian School of Architecture and the lead coordinator of the Architecture Futures Laboratory at Bond University. Before this, he held a senior lectureship in Digital Architecture Design, Assistant Dean (IT) role and was co-director of the Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication (ADD+F) research hub at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. Paul studied architecture at the University of Melbourne, the University of East London (UEL), and the Architectural Association (Design Research Lab). He taught at all these institutions and lectured at ETH (Zurich), Lund University (Sweden), and Tsinghua University (China). 

His research focuses on automation in construction, specifically on how robotic technology and advanced manufacturing can minimise and reduce design waste from current construction practices. He conducts research in flexible and reusable formwork for concrete casting and holds a patent technology that has been successfully commercialised through a start-up company.

In addition, his research also focuses on the cognitive engagement of digital technology in design practice and education. Through his architecture practice (LLDS), Paul has developed novel pre-fabricate and in-situ construction methods using scans, AR and VR technology. He has written extensively on digital craft in architecture design and technology-based teaching and learning environments. 

Statement for HDR students

I am looking for highly motivated HDR students with research topics that align with one or more of the following:

  • Creative or Design-based Research
  • Design research through digital technology or robotics
  • Practice-based design or theoretical research
  • Flexible formwork
  • Adobe Construction
  • Sustainable method of construction using technology, including IoT
  • Other novel construction, fabrication and assembly techniques, including the circular economy in manufacturing, waste minimisation and design for disassembly.

 

If you have an interest in projects relating to one or more of the above topics, please contact me to discuss your research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture & Design, PhD, Digital Material Practice: the Agency of Making, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

20142019

Diploma Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA Part III), University of Westminster

20032004

Architecture and Urbanism , Master, The Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture

20002002

Architecture, Diploma, University of East London

19982000

Planning and Design (Architecture), Bachelor, University of Melbourne

19951997

External positions

Senior Lecturer in Digital Architecture Design, University of Melbourne

20122022

Senior Lecturer, University of East London

20052011

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  • 3D Knitted Fabric Formwork for Concrete Casting

    Loh, P. L. L., Underwood, J. & Leggett, D., 24 Mar 2023, HUMAN-CENTRIC: Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2023). Koh, I., Reinhardt, D., Makki, M., Khakhar, M. & Bao, N. (eds.). Hong Kong: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Vol. 2. p. 119-128 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

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  • Cross laminated plywood construction of a free-form roof

    Loh, P. L. L. & Leggett, D., 10 Jul 2023, Integration of Design and Fabrication: Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Annual Symposium 2023. Xie, Y. M., Burry, J., Lee, T-U. & Ma, J. (eds.). Melbourne : IASS, Vol. 1. p. 2324-2333 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

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    20 Downloads (Pure)
  • Suspended tensegrity: the anthropomorphic machine

    Loh, P. L. L., Leggett, D., Bohnenberger, S. & Tam, M., 10 Jul 2023, Integration of Design and Fabrication: Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Annual Symposium 2023. Xie, Y. M., Burry, J., Lee, T-U. & Ma, J. (eds.). Melbourne : IASS, p. 2113-2123 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

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    14 Downloads (Pure)
  • Towards a Digital Repertoire: Design and Fabrication of a Robotically-Milled Brass Chandelier

    Loh, P. & Leggett, D., 4 Apr 2023, Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication. Yuan, PF., Chai, H., Yan, C., Li, K. & Sun, T. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 443-452 10 p. (Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication; vol. Part F1309).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

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    29 Downloads (Pure)
  • Anthropomorphic Machine

    STELARC, Hou, P. & Zhou, Q., 13 Aug 2022

    Research output: Non-textual formDesignResearch