People

Russell Lowe

Architectural Studies, Computational Design (CoDe), Architecture, Research Cluster Staff, Smart Cities, Design Research Collaboration

MArch (Auckland), BArch

Room: 
2026
Building: 
Red Centre
Phone: 
+64 4 463 6167
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 4507
Research Activities: 

Russell Lowe's research focuses on the repurposing of computer gaming technology to engage with uses and concepts outside of the entertainment industry. Russell has developed unique insights into opportunities for collaborative thinking that take advantage of the multiple perspectives that computer game environments afford.

Russell’s research on architectural space spans from Emergency Information Coordination to Fine Art Films which have been exhibited worldwide in film festivals as well as private and public art galleries. 

Awards: 

Back to the City Prize for Best Installation, 2008: ‘Surrogate Trojan’, by Richard Goodwin (artist-architect), Adrian McGregor (landscape architect) and Russell Lowe can be seen at: http://www.backtothecity.com.au/surrogate.html.

Teaching & Supervision: 

Russell Lowe leads the Architectural Design Studio in the first year of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies and teaches in the final year of the Masters of Architecture.

Engagement: 

In the Media

Exhibitions

  • Lowe, R. & Goodwin, R. & McGregor, A. LiveLanes by George. Professor Steffen Lehmann, curator. City of Sydney.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, XVI Quadriennale Di Roma , ed. Lorenzo Canova, Palazzo Delle Exposizioni, via Nazionale 194, Rome, Italy.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, IMPAKT HIGHLIGHTS: YOUR SPACE, eds Arjon Dunnewind, National Center for Contemporary Art, 11 Piskunova Street, Nizhny Novgotod, Russia.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, LIAF-London International Animation Festival, ed. Nag Vladermersky, ‘The Horse Hospital’, colonnade, Bloomsbury, London W1 1HX.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, MIAF Melbourne International Animation Festival, ed. Malcom Turner, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Flinders street, Melbourne Australia.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, Supermodern - Nothing Is What It Seems, ed. Lee Wells, National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Zoologicheskaya at., 14, build.2, Moscow, Russia.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, 'The Evil Empire’ , ed. Louky Keijsers, The Evil Empire, LMAK projects Gallery.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, The Evil Empire, eds Miguel Sanchez, ADN Gallery, Enric Granados, 49, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, Impakt Festival 2008, eds Arjon Dunnewind, Filmtheater't Hoogt, Utrecth, Netherland.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, Video Art Festival #003, eds Nicole J. Caruth, Harvestworks digital media Art Center, 596 Broadway # 602, New York.
  • Lowe, R., Goodwin, R. & McGregor, A. 2008, Back to the City, eds Michael Cohen, Dr Nigel Helyer, Professor Anne Graham, Professor Steffen Lehmann, Julie Rich, Glenn Spicer and John Drake, The city of Newcastle, NSW, Newcastle.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2008, The Rencontres Internationales , Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2007, On the Edge of Vision, eds Lorenzo Canova, Victoria Memorial Museum; National Gallery of Modern Art; National Gallery of Modern Art, Calcutta, New Delhi and Mumbai.
  • Lowe, R. & Solmi, F. 2007, Saison Video 2007, eds Mo Gourmelon, Espace Croise, Contemporary Art Centre, Rouboix, Grand Place, 59100 Rouboix.
Publications:
Book Chapters

Cram A; Lowe R; Lumkin K, 2015, 'Assessing spatial design in virtual environments', in Mobile Computing and Wireless Networks: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, pp. 481-512, 10.4018/978-1-4666-8751-6.ch022

Cram A; Lowe R; Lumkin K, 2014, 'Assessing spatial design in virtual environments', in Cases on the Assessment of Scenario and Game-Based Virtual Worlds in Higher Education, pp. 74-116, 10.4018/978-1-4666-4470-0.ch003

Lowe R, 2012, 'Implementing computer gaming technology in architectural design curricula; testing architecture with the rich intertwining of real-time spatial, material, lighting and physical simulations.', in Gu N; Wang X (ed.), Computational Design methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education, edn. 1, IGI Global, Sydney, pp. 199-224, 10.4018/978-1-61350-180-1

Lowe R, 2005, 'Electroliquid Aggregation and the Imaginative Disruption of Convention', in Duff L; Davies J (ed.), Drawing - The Process, edn. Original, Intellect Books, Bristol, UK, pp. 59-68

Journal articles

Newton S; Wang R; Lowe R, 2015, 'Blended reality and presence', International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology, vol. 21, pp. 113-131

Wang R; Newton S; Lowe R, 2015, 'Experiential learning styles in the age of a virtual surrogate', Archnet-IJAR, vol. 9, pp. 93-110

Lowe R, 2012, 'Implementing computer gaming technology in architectural design curricula: Testing architecture with the rich intertwining of real-time spatial, material, lighting and physical simulations', Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education, pp. 199-224, 10.4018/978-1-61350-180-1.ch012

Lowe R, 2012, 'Malevich_ToTheIslands', Ultima Thule, vol. 2, http://www.ultimathule.com.au/index.php/ultima/article/view/40/44

Lowe R; Mitchell JR, 2010, 'Simulation of Clinical Work Environments using BIM and Computer Gaming Technology', Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, vol. 5, http://www.achsm.org.au/resources/journal/journal-search/

Lowe R, 2009, 'Computer game modding for architecture', 2009 TAIWAN CAADRIA: Between Man and Machine - Integration, Intuition, Intelligence - Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, pp. 163-172

Conference Papers

Newton S; Hardie M; Lowe R; Pickersgill S; Rameezdeen R; Srivastave A; Zillante G, 2015, 'Situational eLearning: The new potential for digital technology', in RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015, RICS, Sydney, pp. 1-8, presented at RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015, Sydney, 08 - 10 July 2015, http://www.rics.org/Global/Situational%20Elearning%20-%20The%20New%20Potential%20for%20Digital%20Technology.pdf

Newton S; Lowe R, 2015, 'Situational elearning with immersive technologies', in ISEC 2015 - 8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management, pp. 3-12

Wang R; Newton S; Lowe R, 2014, 'Being Where? Presence in a Blended World', in Zreik K (ed.), Architecture, City & Information Design, Europia Productions, Nice, France, presented at EuropIA.14, Nice, France, 01 - 04 October 2014, http://europia.org/edition/livres/ing/EIA14.htm

Newton S; Lowe R; Kember R; Wang R; Davey S, 2013, 'The Situation Engine: A Hyper-Immersive Platform for Construction Workplace Simulation and Learning', in Dawood N; Kassem M (eds.), Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Teesside University, London, UK, pp. 345-353, presented at 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, London, UK, 30 October - 01 November 2013, http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CC0QFjAB&url=http://tees.openrepository.com/tees/bitstream/10149/305360/7/305360.pdf&ei=BiM6U5P9E83GkwWvmoGIDw&usg

Lowe R; Cromarty J; Goodwin R, 2011, 'Real time modelling: A solution for accurate, updatable and real-time 3D modelling of as-built architecture', in Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011, pp. 219-228

Lowe R; Hedley M; Goodwin R, 2011, 'Real-time porosity: Combining a computer game engine with environmental sensors to better understand pedestrian movement in public/private space and in real-time', in Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011, pp. 229-238

Lowe R, 2009, 'Computer Game Modding For Architecture: Using Google SketchUp, a custom Ruby script plug-in and Unreal Technology', in Computer Game Modding For Architecture: Using Google SketchUp, a custom Ruby script plug-in and Unreal Technology, CAADRIA 2009: Between Man and Machine? Integration, Intuition, Intelligence, YUNLIN, TAIWAN, presented at CAADRIA 2009: Between Man and Machine? Integration, Intuition, Intelligence, YUNLIN, TAIWAN, 22 - 24 April 2009

Lowe R; Goodwin RJ, 2009, 'Computer Gaming Technology and Porosity: Using computer gaming technology and environmental sensors to represent Porosity', in Computer Gaming Technology and Porosity: Using computer gaming technology and environmental sensors to represent Porosity, Construction Visualisation Conference, Sydney Australia, presented at Construction Visualisation Conference, Sydney Australia, 01 January 2009, http://www.russelllowe.com/publications/convr2009/CONVR_2009_Lowe_Goodwin.pdf

Lowe R, 2008, 'Beyond the boundary object: Sketches, computer games and blogs facilitating design development', in CAADRIA 2008 - The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Beyond Computer-Aided Design, pp. 544-551

Lowe R, 2007, 'Computer Gaming, Biotechnology and Architecture: Embedding the intersection within an architectural curriculum', in Techniques and Technologies; Transfer and Transformation: 4th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Techniques and Technologies; Transfer and Transformation: 4th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Sydney, presented at Techniques and Technologies; Transfer and Transformation: 4th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Sydney, 27 - 29 September 2007

Curatorial Outputs

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2010, SITE SANTA FE BIENNIAL – Eighth International Biennial exhibition, exhibited at: SITE Santa Fe; 1606 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, 18 June - 02 January 2010, http://www.sitesantafe.org/

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2009, Kassel Documentary Film & Video festival, exhibited at: Germany, 10 - 15 November 2009

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2009, WALKING WITH THE DEVIL, exhibited at: NOT Gallery Contemporary Art Factory; P.zza Trieste e Trento, Naples, Italy, 14 May - 12 June 2009

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, EMERGING ANIMATORS SCREENING, exhibited at: Drawing Center New York; 35 Wooster Street, New York, 15 March 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, NAPOLI PRESENTE, exhibited at: Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli; Via dei Mille, 60, Naples, 25 November - 26 February 2005

Conference Presentations

Johns R; Lowe R, 2005, 'Unreal Editor as a Virtual Design Instrument in Landscape Architecture Studio', in Unreal Editor as a Virtual Design Instrument in Landscape Architecture Studio, 6th International Conference for Information Technologies “Real Time Visualisation and Participation”, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, presented at 6th International Conference for Information Technologies “Real Time Visualisation and Participation”, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, 25 - 28 May 2005

Visual Arts

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, MACO MEXICO, Exhibited: MACO MEXICO at MACO MEXICO, 01 January 2008, publication category: Visual Arts

Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

lowe R; goodwin R; McGregor A, 2014, 7m Bar, By George! Laneways Festival as part of Art & About 2009, Underwood Street, Sydney, Public Art Installation, Published: 01 October 2014, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2013, Chinese Democracy And The Last Day On Earth, Chinese Democracy And The Last Day On Earth, Postmasters Gallery, New York, Multi media, film, computer game modification, Published: 16 February 2013, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.postmastersart.com/

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2013, Chinese Democracy And The Last Day On Earth, Other Peoples Problems, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Arts, Israel, Animated film, modified computer game, posters., Published: 07 September 2013, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.herzliyamuseum.co.il/english/september-2013/other-peoples-problems/federico-solmi

Lowe R; Goodwin R, 2013, Crysis in Parasite Paradise, Smart Cities 2013, CMoDA, Scale Models, Electronics, Virtual Environment, Published: 26 September 2013, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://modachina.org/English/Exhibition/info/467

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2012, "Dick Richman: Portrait of a Scam Artist"., Party Headquarters: Art In The Age Of Political Absurdity, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York., Animated film, modified computer game, installation, Published: 28 September 2012, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.pratt.edu/uploads/1319-party_headquarters_brochure_2.pdf

Creative Works (non-textual)

Moridi A, 2017, Experiments, SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, at 10.1007/978-3-319-29962-4_2

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, 5 is Just a Number, 5 is Just a Number, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Art Brussels, Art Brussels, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Art Tech Media 2008, 01 January 2008

Goodwin RJ; McGregor A; Lowe R, 2008, Back to the City, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Coloring Book, LMAK Projects, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Cortoons, Cortoons, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Flicker Fusion, Flicker Fusion, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Impakt Festival 2008, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, IMPAKT HIGHLIGHTS:YOUR SPACE, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, LIAF-London International Animation Festival, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, MIAF Melbourne International Animation Festival, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, OPLA`_Videoanimation From Italy, OPLA'_Videoanimation From Italy, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Pulse New York, Pulse New York, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Supermodern- Nothing is what it seems, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, The Evil Empire, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, The Evil Empire, The Evil Empire, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, THe evil Empire, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, The Rencontres Internationales, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Video Art Festival #003, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, Works on Paper, Works on Paper, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2008, XVI Quadriennale Di Roma, XVI Quadriennale Di Roma, 01 January 2008

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Aqua Winwood Fair Miami, Aqua Winwood Fair Miami, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Art Brussels, Art Brussels, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Cartoons, Comics in Contemporaru Arts(with Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Takashi Murakami, Raymond Pettibon, and Nathalie Djurberg), Cartoons, Comics in Contemporaru Arts(with Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Takashi Murakami, Raymond Pettibon, and Nathalie Djurberg), 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Goodwin RJ, 2007, `Container Rhizome` featuring the film `Transformania`, Container Rhizome' featuring the film 'Transformania', 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Drawing Out, Drawing Out, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Extremes and In-Betweens, Extremes and In-Betweens, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Festival Edicion Madrid, Festival Edicion Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 18 - 30 October 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Maco Mexico, Maxico International Contemporary Art Fair, Maco Mexico, Maxico International Contemporary Art Fair, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Nuit Blanche 2007, Nuit Blanche 2007, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, On the Edge of Vision, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Poetic and Terrorism, Poetic and Terrorism, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Preview Berlin - Contemporary Art Fair Berlin, Preview Berlin - Contemporary Art Fair Berlin, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Saison Video 2007, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Scope Basel, Scope Basel, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Slick Fair Paris 07 - Contemporary Art Fair Paris, Slick Fair Paris 07 - Contemporary Art Fair Paris, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, Swx and Convenience, Swx and Convenience, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2007, The Evil Empire, The Evil Empire, 01 January 2007

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, ARTISSIMA 2006, ARTISSIMA: 13th International Fair on Contemporary Art 2006, Fabio Paris Art Gallery; Turin, Italy, 10 - 12 November 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, Emerging Filmmakers 2006, Emerging Filmmakers, Moving Image Centre; Auckland, New Zealand, 05 October 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, Celebrity, Gallery Sixtyseven; New York, USA, 01 July - 01 August 2006, at http://www.russelllowe.com/kingkong_index.htm

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, King Kong and The End of the World, ADN Gallery; Barcelona, Spain, 01 May - 01 June 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, Arte Fiera, Fabio Paris Art Gallery and Not Gallery Contemporary Art Factory; Bologna, Italy, 27 - 30 January 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, Statick Dancing 2006, New Image Art Gallery; Los Angeles, USA, 28 October 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, Escape from New York, Curators Without Borders Gallery; Berlin, Germany, 30 September 2006, at http://www.russelllowe.com/kingkong_index.htm

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australian centre for the Moving Image; Melbourne, 20 - 25 June 2006

Lowe R, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, OUTVIDEO 2006: Russi International Video Art Festival, various locations; St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Voronezh, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Russia, 05 June - 05 July 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, INDIELISBOA 2006: Lisbon International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 20 - 30 April 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, Scope Art Fair - Perpetual Art Machine, New York, USA, 10 - 13 March 2006, at http://www.russelllowe.com/kingkong_index.htm

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, Short Fuse, Film Archive; Wellington, New Zealand, 05 October 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of the World, Independent Exposure Film Festival, The Axiom Theatre; Houston, Texas, USA, 05 October 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, King Kong and The End of The World, CINEAMBIENTE International Environmental Film Festival, Corso Regina Margherita 73; Turin, Italy, 27 - 31 October 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, Off Loop Festival: Barcelona International Video Festival, Off Loop Festival: Barcelona International Video Festival, various locations; Barcelona, Spain, 10 - 21 May 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, Regeneration Room, Regeneration Room, LMAKprojects; Brookyln, New York, USA, 17 February - 26 March 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, Video Review, Video Review, French Cultural Institute of Turin; Turin, Italy, 21 December - 15 January 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2006, VIEDEOMEDEJA 06 - Exhibitor, 10th International Video Festival, Museum of Voivodina; Novi Sad, Serbia, 15 - 17 December 2006

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, Beograd Kekad I Sad, Beograd Kekad I Sad, Prodajna Galerjia; Beograd, Serbia and Montenegro, 22 October - 22 November 2005

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, DIVA 2005, DIVA BRUXELLES: Digital and Video Art Fair, Warehouse 2, Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port / B; Brusselles, Belgium, 15 April 2005

Lowe R, 2005, FUORILUOGO 10, IL CORPO ELETTRICO, FUORILUOGO 10, IL CORPO ELETTRICO, Galleria Limiti Inchiusi; Campobasso, 01 September 2005

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, How Close Are We?, How Close Are We?, Endless International Gallery; Shanghai, China, 16 - 30 November 2005

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, King Kong and The End of the World, Pulse Miami, Gallery Sixtyseven, 01 - 04 December 2005

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, Rocco Never Dies, Salon Series at Hotel Klopp, Hotel Klopp; Reykjavik, Iceland, 29 - 31 July 2005, at http://www.federicosolmi.com/rocco.html

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, Rocco Never Dies, Rocco Never Dies, Fabio Paris Art Gallery; Brescia, Italy, 24 February - 24 March 2005, at http://www.federicosolmi.com/rocco.html

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, Rocco Never Dies, Serrone Biennale Giovane di Monza, Monza, Italy, 01 June 2005

Lowe R, 2005, Rocco Never Dies, Rocco Never Dies, Fabio Paris Art Gallery; Brescia, Italy, 24 February - 24 March 2005, at http://www.federicosolmi.com/rocco.html

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, Rocco Never Dies, IMPAKT Film Festival 2005, Theater Kikker; Utrecht, Holland, 07 - 11 December 2005

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, Rocco Never Dies, DIVA NEW YORK: Digital and Video Art Fair 2005, Embassy Suites Hotel; New York, USA, 11 - 13 March 2005

Lowe R, 2005, Rocco Never Dies | The Giant, Animation Gallery Sogospatty, Vicolo del Governo Vecchio; Rome, Italy, 23 May - 25 June 2005, at http://www.federicosolmi.com/rocco.html

Lowe R; Solmi F, 2005, The Giant, The Giant, Not Gallery Contemporary Art Factory; Naples, Italy, 12 May - 12 June 2005, at http://www.russelllowe.com/thegiant_index.htm

Lowe R, 2004, The Connectivity Project, The Connectivity Project, Grays School of Art, The Robert Gordon University and University of Plymouth, 08 - 10 September 2004

Lowe R, 2003, Drawing - The Process, Drawing - The Process, Kingston University; London, UK, 01 January 2003

Lowe R, 2003, Evans House, Fabrications. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 01 January 2003