Studio chimera is a multidisciplinary hybrid tech company and architectural studio design eager for solutions in the field of computational design, data analysis, simulation and optimization processes.


Founded by Ran Shabtay, Studio Chimera is based in Barcelona and operates worldwide.

Specialized in Artificial Intelligence algorithms, Multi-Agent System (MAS) and Evolutionary (EC) computational systems. Collaborating with universities worldwide and participating in many projects related. Developing urban and buildings analysis of the environmental conditions and public spaces of energy consumptions using solvers w=for multiple objective optimization processes


Studio chimera offers multiple services as a multidisciplinary platform that explores the parametric architectural and digital design technologies in the built environment. 


With a dynamic team of computational designs, algorithm engineers, and software developers STUDIO CHIMERA is developing innovative and sustainable applications. Our passion and curiosity motivate us to develop and research those fields using a variety of means such as hands-on workshops, educational programs, exhibitions, theoretical and practical studies.

Ran is an Architect, Lecturer, Researcher, Curator and Computational Design Specialist in the field of Parametric Design Digital tools and the Digital Cloture.

Ran has an M.Arch Degree from the Universalized Politecnico of Catalonia (IAAC) in the Intelligence Cities/ Emergent Territories unit. A Thesis M.Arch from the Tel Aviv University (With honors). A B.Arch. from Bezel Academy of Architecture and Design and a B.A in History and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.


Today Ran's research focuses on Nonlinear parametric systems, Complex fields, and Bottom-up intelligence in parametric design. Ran teaches at the Architecture Department of Bezel Academy of Design and Fine Arts.

Focusing on Paramedic Design, digital tools, Digital fabrication courses, and Smart Technologies. In 2016 ran won the global Laka competition "Architecture that Reacts" for his thesis project "Surface on Demand" and presents his work at the MAXXI and the Venice Biennial.



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