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Extended deadline for entries: FABRICATE conference 2011 - London

Central to the aim of FABRICATE is to interrogate and disseminate architectural innovation in design and making practices across industry and academia. Submissions will be independently blind reviewed by two members of an international panel of experts.

As the conference is seeking to ‘break the mould’ in gathering and publishing innovative built or partially built material, the call for works emphasises a very high standard of diverse visual content to accompany text. It is recommended that submissions include an appropriate range of images including concept sketches, early iterations, CAD and physical models, photography, manufacturing or construction information, scripting, test pieces, prototypes, [...]

DigitalCrafting Seminar 3 - Videos online

The third seminar was as well documented on video and we are happy to share those now.

Neil Leach,  University of Southern California

Ole Sigmund, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Marco Poletto, ecoLogicStudio and Architectural Association (AA)

Tobias Bonwetsch, Institute for Technology in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, ETH Zurich.

Stig Anton Nielsen

Is an architect working with geometrical complex modelling and sensory environments. He is educated from the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture Copenhagen and has been studying interactive environments in TUDelft Holland. He has been involved with local and international projects dealing with complex geometrical systems and he has been conducting workshops exploring architectural applications of interactive and active artifacts and environments. Stig Anton is currently employed as Research Assistant at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), located in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

Tobias Bonwetsch

affiliation:  Institute for Technology in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, ETH Zurich.

contact: http://www.dfab.arch.ethz.ch/web/d/team/31.html

Tobias Bonwetsch is senior researcher at ETH’s Laboratory for Architecture and Digital Fabrication chaired by Gramazio & Kohler. He studied architecture and graduated from the Technical University of Darmstadt. After gaining working experience as an independent architect, he completed his postgraduate studies at the ETH Zurich with a specialisation in Computer Aided Architectural Design. His research is concerned with integrating the logic of digital fabrication into the architectural design process, with a special focus on additive production methods. As a result the brick façade for the Winery Gantenbein was [...]

Ole Sigmund

affiliation:  Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

contacts: sigmund@mek.dtu.dk

Ole Sigmund is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section for Solid Mechanics, Technical University of Denmark. He obtained his M.Sc., Ph.D. and Dr. Techn. degrees from the same institution in 1991, 1994 and 2001, respectively. He has been a research assistant at the University of Essen, Germany (1991-1992) and a Post graduate fellow at Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University (1995-1996). Ole Sigmund has been the PI of a number of larger nationally and internationally funded research projects and he has published more than 90 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and co-authored the [...]

Seminar 3: The architect as material designer

Autumn Semester 2010: August 20th. 2010

Danish Institute of Technology // Room 34, entrance 3 // 18.-20.08.2010 // Google maps

Digital fabrication positions the architect as part of a material design practice. Here, materials are seen as highly specified and invidualised materials developed in direct response to a building context. The seminar discusses strategies for such material thinking and asks what the underlying logics of such an expanded design practice can be.
The seminar will discuss how new work in the field of digital fabrication and rapid manufacturing is challenging our material practices. Learning from the fields of design and engineering [...]

Workshop 3: Concrete and CNC

Workshop: How to mould

Autumn Semester 2010: August 18 – 19. 2010

The workshop investigates how digital fabrication can lead to new principles of construction for their realisation. The workshop investigates ways of thinking the relationship between the joint and the cast, the mould and the form, the mono-material and the composite.

The workshop guest is Asbjørn Sondergard.

Digital fabrication is changing the making of architecture. Through mass customisation the manufacture of bespoke elements is becoming economically viable allowing for the development of more complex building solutions. But digital fabrication also leads to new structural opportunities. As the direct interfacing between design [...]

“Architecture and Beauty” Symposium at Lund (ASAE10) 10.-11.th September 2010

ASAE is an annual symposium at the School of Architecture, Lund University, Sweden. It celebrates the beginning of the academic year. This year’s ASAE will be a two-day event with lectures, seminar, critique, exhibition and more. The theme for this year is “ARCHITECTURE and BEAUTY”.
2010 Guests: Yael Reisner (guest of honour), Greg Lynn, Wolf D Prix, Peter Cook, Zvi Hecker, Gaetano Pesce, Odile Decq, Hani Rashid, Mark Goulthorpe, David Garcia, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Morten Lund
ASAE is an open event and anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.
10th – 11th September 2010 IKDC, Sölvegatan 26, Lund, Sweden

http://asae2010.blogspot.com/

Marco Poletto

affiliation: ecoLogicStudio and Architectural Association (AA)

contacts: research@ecologicstudio.com

ecoLogicStudio is an architectural and urban design studio co-founded in London by Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto. In the past few years the studio has built up an international reputation for its innovative work on ‘systemic’ design; ecoLogicStudio’s method is defined by the combination and integration of systemic thinking, bio-ecologic design, parametric design and rapid prototyping techniques. Completed projects include a public library, private villas, large facades and parametric roofs; ecoLogic has developed prototypes and installations for the most important Architectural Biennales, runs international Workshop and cultural activities. Claudia and Marco are currently writing [...]