MIT Singapore GAMBIT Game Lab Cambridge, MA
MIT’s gaming and multimedia research laboratory, designed for a collaborative program with the Singapore government, supports the research and development of new gaming software for interactive and artificial intelligence systems.
The laboratory space is organized around ten Creative Team Laboratories with supporting office, meeting and common area spaces. The architecture of the center mimics the imagined environments created in computer gaming and was informed by fragments, materials and metaphor borrowed from the artificial.
Collaborative research is at the core of the center’s mission; lab spaces can be opened up to one another and materials, lighting, layout and acoustics accommodate both privacy and teamwork. Finish materials include wall panels doubling as marker and tack boards, encouraging researchers to share data and ideas. Throughout the space, the equipment that creates and serves the research environment is visible, modeling the construction and imagination of the game environments under development.