Kyle Branchesi

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Kyle is a design researcher in the department of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and currently works within the MIT Self-Assembly Lab. He has worked as a designer for the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow Russia, as an architect for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan, The Crown Prince of Dubai, and as a project manager for a development in Shanghai China. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and has studied at Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien in Austria. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale in Italy, The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Royal Academy of Art in Denmark, and the Het Nieuwe Instituut in the Netherlands.

As a research associate in the Self-Assembly Lab, he is working under the direction of Skylar Tibbits with the fashion designer Hussein Chalayan to create ready to wear clothing that allows the wearer to alter and transform the piece, fabrication techniques are being developed with magnetic printing, liquid printed pneumatics, active textiles, and auxetics.


Awards and Recognition

MIT Future City Innovation Connector Grant

MIT Sandbox Innovation Grant

MIT Priscilla King Gray Grant

MIT Avalon Grant

MIT Graduate Fellowship

Dear Architecture Prize

KRob Architectural Delineation

SCI-Arc Thesis Merit

SCI-Arc Merit Scholarship



London Design Festival : October 2018

Victoria & Albert Museum

London, England

Office of Patent Infringement : October 2018

Het Nieuwe Instituut

Rotterdam, Netherlands


Venice Biennale : May - November 2018

Dutch Pavilion

Venice, Italy


Design March Iceland : March 2017

Hannesarholt & Ásmundarsafn

Reykjavík, Iceland


I Was An Important House : October 2016

DMake Gallery

Rome, Italy


A One-Night Stand : May 2015

For Art and Architecture

Los Angeles, California


Drawing Futures : March, 2015


The Bartlett School of Architecture


KROB : December 2014

Architectural Delineation Exhibition

Houston, Texas


Drawing of the Year 2014 : December 2014

Aarhus School of Architecture

Aarhus, Denmark


‘500 Words’ Pop Up Gallery : July 2014

Architecture Interpreted in Literature

Los Angeles, California


Drawing of the Year 2013 : December 2013

Aarhus School of Architecture

Aarhus, Denmark


Essence Show : June 2013

“Field of Physical Extremes”

Vienna, Austria


Previously Worked With

The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

The Office of HH The Crown Prince of Dubai

Gianni Ranaulo Design

Neil M Denari Architects

Besler + Sons

Pita + Bloom

Testa / Weiser