Publications

(Selected)
Book Chapters

Ashen Cabin

Lok, Leslie and Sasa Zivkovic, “Ashen Cabin” in Ecological Buildings - New Strategies for Sustainable Architecture, edited by Dorian Lucas, Braun Publishing AG. 2021 


Figure to Mat: The Urbanism of the Diocletian’s Palace

Lok, Leslie. “Figure to Mat: The Urbanism of the Diocletian’s Palace” in What if? – Split Scenarios Forthcoming by Sverko, Ana, Leslie Lok, and Sasa Zivkovic. Institute of Art History - Center Cvito Fiskovic Split Press. 2022. 

 


Making Form Work - Experiments along the Grain of Concrete and Timber

Zivkovic, Sasa, and Leslie Lok. “Making Form Work - Experiments along the Grain of Concrete and Timber”, Jane Burry, Jenny Sabin, Bob Sheil (Ed.), FABRICATE 2020: Making Resilient Architecture. London, UK: UCL Press.  


Peer-reviewed

Fabri(cate) Lilong Housing: 3D printing Mat-Urbanism

Lok, Leslie. “Fabri(cate) Lilong Housing: 3D printing Mat-Urbanism”. In Conference Proceedings of the UIA 2020 27th World Congress of Architects in Rio de Janeiro 2021, Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA). Changes and Emergencies - Design Work Session.

 


RRRolling Stones: Transforming Public Interactions and Urban Environments Through Technology

Zivkovic, Sasa and Leslie Lok, “RRRolling Stones: transforming public interactions and urban environments through technology.” In Conference Proceedings of the UIA 2020 27th World Congress of Architects in Rio de Janeiro 2021, Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA). Changes and Emergencies - Design Work Session. 

 


Re-defining the Rural-urban: Discovering Spatial Patterns of Chinese Rural  Development

Lok, Leslie. “Re-defining the Rural-urban: Discovering Spatial Patterns of Chinese Rural  Development”. In 2020 ACSA 108th Annual Meeting: Open, Global Urbanism Session [Proceedings of the 108th ACSA Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)], (2020). [full paper, peer-reviewed and accepted from full paper] 

 


Ashen Cabin

Lok, Leslie, and Sasa Zivkovic. “Ashen Cabin”. In ACADIA 2020: Distributed Proximities. [Project Catalog of the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)], (2020). [project publication, peer reviewed and accepted from abstract] 

 


CORBEL CABIN: 3D Printed Concrete Building

Lok, Leslie, and Sasa Zivkovic. “CORBEL CABIN: 3D Printed Concrete Building”. In ACADIA 2018: Re/calibration: on Imprecision and Infidelity [Project Catalog of the 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)], (2018). [project publication, peer reviewed and accepted from abstract] 


Cartesian Concrete Spiel: A Syntax of 3D Printing

Zivkovic, Sasa, and Leslie Lok. “Cartesian Concrete Spiel: A Syntax of 3D Printing”. In 2018 ACSA Fall Conference: PLAY with the Rules [Proceedings of the 2018 ACSA Fall Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)], (2018). [full paper, peer reviewed and accepted from abstract] 

 


Ladakh Dental Clinic: The Local-Imported Modulars – Negotiating Contradictory Material Practices in Remote Cities

Zivkovic, Sasa, and Leslie Lok. “Ladakh Dental Clinic: The Local-Imported Modulars – Negotiating Contradictory Material Practices in Remote Cities”. In ACSA 2018 International Conference: New Instrumentalities [Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)], (2018). [full paper, peer reviewed and accepted from abstract] 


Additive Architectural Elements - A New Robotic Brutalism

Lok, Leslie, and Sasa Zivkovic. “Additive Architectural Elements - A New Robotic Brutalism”. In ACSA 106th ACSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado: The Ethical Imperative [Proceedings of the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)], (2018). [project publication, peer reviewed and accepted from abstract]


Case Study: Full Scale Concrete 3D Printing of Corbelled Sacrificial Formwork in Building using a Recyclable Gravel Aggregate as Temporary Support

Zivkovic, Sasa, and Leslie Lok. “Case Study: Full Scale Concrete 3D Printing of Corbelled Sacrificial Formwork in Building using a Recyclable Gravel Aggregate as Temporary Support”. In RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication [Project Catalog (2018)] [project publication, peer reviewed and accepted from abstract] 

 


NO MORE TOWER DESERTS! Towards an Urbanism of Mat-organization

In 2017 ACSA Fall Conference [Proceedings of the 2017 ACSA Fall Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)], (2016). [full paper, peer reviewed and accepted from abstract] 

 


Beyond the Ecology of Concrete Sausages

Zivkovic, Sasa, and Leslie Lok. “Beyond the Ecology of Concrete Sausages.” In ACSA 2016 International Conference: Cross-Americas: Probing Disglobal Networks [Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)], (2016): 271-277. [full paper, peer reviewed and accepted from abstract] 


Articles, Essays, and Project Publications

Interconnected City, a “Future” Urban Experiment

Jiang, Linda. “Interconnected City, a “Future” Urban Experiment.” IDEAT Magazine (China) No.58, (February 2020): 77-82.


HANNAH, Ashen Cabin

Lok, Leslie, and Sasa Zivkovic. “HANNAH, Ashen Cabin”, IW Magazine, no 134 (Jul/Aug), 34-37.


Building Constructions. Irregular Ash Wood Logs. HANNAH, Ashen Cabin

Lok, Leslie, and Sasa Zivkovic. “Building Constructions. Irregular Ash Wood Logs. HANNAH, Ashen Cabin”, IW Magazine Detail’21, Annual Compilation, 2020. 


Making the most of a tree epidemic

Zivkovic, Sasa, and Leslie Lok. “Making the most of a tree epidemic.” The Conversation, (August 4, 2020). Op-ed, https://theconversation.com/making-the-most-of-a-tree-epidemic-140831 


A beetle infestation killed hundreds of millions of trees. Here’s how they can be made into affordable housing

Zivkovic, Sasa and Leslie Lok. “A beetle infestation killed hundreds of millions of trees. Here’s how they can be made into affordable housing”. In Fast Company (August 8, 2020). https://www.fastcompany.com/90536640/a-beetle-infestation-killed-hundreds-of-millions-of-trees-heres-how-they-can-be-made-into-affordable-housing 


Additive Guardhouse

Lok, Leslie, and Sasa Zivkovic. “Additive Guardhouse”, In ASSOCIATION Vol.9  (AAP Publications. 2018)


Additive Architectural Elements - A New Robotic Brutalism

Lok, Leslie, and Sasa Zivkovic. “Additive Architectural Elements - A New Robotic Brutalism”. (Self-published, 2017).


Drawing City Manifestos

Lok, Leslie. Essay: “Drawing City Manifestos”, Architectural Institute of Taiwan, Edition 2016


Peaks and Valleys

Lok, Leslie. “Peaks and Valleys”. In Testing to Failure - Design and Research in MIT’s Department of Architecture. Edited by Sarah M. Hirschman. SA+P Press, (2011): 98 


Transact, Transform, Transfers: Trash Ball

Lok, Leslie. “Transact, Transform, Transfers: Trash Ball”. In Testing to Failure - Design and Research in MIT’s Department of Architecture. Edited by Sarah M. Hirschman. SA+P Press, (2011): 58-59  


International Contemporary Housing Design Workshop

International Contemporary Housing Design Workshop Edited by Andrew Scott. SA+P Press; First edition; June 2011


Uncertain Futures: Two Years of Research at the MIT Department of Architecture

Uncertain Futures: Two Years of Research at the MIT Department of Architecture


Books and Book Chapters (by others)

Ashen Cabin

Topham, Sean. “Ashen Cabin”. In (T.B.D.), Thames and Hudson, 20221 


Ashen Cabin

Zamora, Francesc. “Ashen Cabin”. In 150 Best of the Best Apartment Ideas, Harper Design, ISBN-10 006301887X, 2021 


Ashen Cabin Case Study

McLean, William and Peter Silver. “Ashen Cabin Case Study”. In Environmental Design Sourcebook: innovative design ideas for a sustainable built environment, RIBA Publishing, London, 2021 


Ashen Cabin

Leitte, Sandra. “Ashen Cabin”. In Tiny Houses, Prestel, ISBN-10 3791387235, 2021


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