Friday, August 21, 2009
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 11:02 PM

Design with Generative Components & Bentley Architecture 13 - 18 luglio 2009 - ore 9.00/18.00 evento legato a: AAST - Advanced Architecture Settimo Tokyo - Biennale 2009 - 2011




















Date & Tutors: 13, 14, 15 luglio Bentley Tutors 16, 17, 18 luglio Tutors: - Ludovica Tramontin (Università di Cagliari, Facoltà di Architettura, ASPX ) - Alessio Erioli (Università di Bologna Italy, e-cloud) Luogo: MusicLab, la Suoneria, Via Partigiani 4 - Settimo T.se (To) Costi workshop: - Studenti € 400,00 - Soci CASARTARC € 450,00 - Professionisti € 500,00 PREISCRIZIONE 20 gg prima l’inizio del workshop cui si intende partecipare di € 100,00 SALDO 8 gg prima del workshop prescelto SCONTI a chi partecipa a più workshop: 10% della quota intera per l’iscrizione al secondo e terzo workshop (avendo frequentato il primo) 30% della quota intera per l’iscrizione al quarto e quinto workshop (avendo frequentato i primi tre) Costo tessera CASARTARC € 15,00 Per iscrizioni: CASARTARC - Casa delle Arti e dell’Architettura - La Giardinera tel. 011.80.28.391 info@casartarc.org

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 2:18 PM


Design with Revit - Progettazione architettonica e simulazione del rendimento energetico

dal 29 giugno al 4 luglio h 9.00 - 18.00


presso MusicLab La Suoneria, Settimo T.se

all'interno della Biennale
Advanced Architecture Settimo Tokyo

Biennale 2009 - 2011

Levento della biennale ideato e organizzato da CASARTARC Casa delle Arti e dell'Architettura con la curatela di Lorena Alessio, Silvia Rossi, Andrea Graziano, Davide Del Giudice

Comunicazione ed immagine coordinata da Rosali Alessio

Contatto con i giornalisti Barbara Salomone e Miriam Boscolo

Collaborazione di Benedetta Roggeri

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Thursday, May 14, 2009
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 12:22 AM

Sono ancora aperte le iscrizioni al workshop di Maya, per le iscrizioni scrivete una mail a :

info@casartarc.org

tutors del workshop:

Ludovico Lombardi ( Zaha Hadid Architects London)
link: http://www.ldvc.net/
bio:
2006-08 M.Arch AADRL in Architecture andUrbanism at the AA ArchitectureAssociation, London, UK2005 Assistant Professor at thePolitecnico of Milan 3rd year designUnit with prof. Dorigati, Italy2003-05 Laurea with maximum vote in Architecturefrom Politecnico of Milan, ItalyThesys tutored by prof.Carlos Ferrater (ETSAB, Barcelona,Spain) and prof. Remo Dorigati(Politecnico of Milan, Italy)2001-02 Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL,London, UK1999-01 Politecnico of Milan, Architecturefaculty, Campus Leonardo, Italy1995-99 Classical studies at Liceo ClassicoParini in Milan, Italy1980 Born in Milan, Italy2008 Zaha Hadid architects2005-06 Arata Isozaki architecure officeMilan Fiera project with Daniel Libeskindand Zaha Hadid2005 Assistant Professor at thePolitecnico of Milan 3rd year designUnit with prof. Dorigati, Italy2004-05 Carlos Ferrater Studio de Architecture,Barcelona, Spainproject_ Fruente Portuario LasPalmasde Gran Canaria, competition, 1stPrizeL’Esplai Barcelona, Competition, 1stPrizeHorto Botanico de Padova, Competiton,2nd phaseAmerica’s Cup competition inValencia, 2nd phase2003-04 Andreas Kipar Landscape ArchitectureOffice, Milan, Italyproject_ Nuovo quartiere Cornaredo,Swiss, competition, 1st prize incollaboration with Cino ZucchiArchitectsFiera Milano Internationalcompetition, Finalist project,in collaboration with DavidChipperfield, Perooult, Sejima, SOM,De LucchiPlace Massena park, France, Finalist incollaboration with 5+1 architects
2006-08 M.Arch AADRL in Architecture and Urbanism at the AA Architecture Association, London, UK
2005 Assistant Professor at the Politecnico of Milan 3rd year design Unit with prof. Dorigati, Italy
2003-05 Laurea with maximum vote in Architecture from Politecnico of Milan, Italy
Thesys tutored by prof. Carlos Ferrater (ETSAB, Barcelona, Spain) and prof. Remo Dorigati (Politecnico of Milan, Italy)
2001-02 Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK
1999-01 Politecnico of Milan, Architecture faculty, Campus Leonardo, Italy
1995-99 Classical studies at Liceo Classico Parini in Milan, Italy
1980 Born in Milan, Italy
2008 Zaha Hadid architects
2005-06 Arata Isozaki architecure office
Milan Fiera project with Daniel Libeskindand Zaha Hadid
2005 Assistant Professor at the Politecnico of Milan 3rd year design Unit with prof. Dorigati, Italy
2004-05 Carlos Ferrater Studio de Architecture, Barcelona, Spain project_ Fruente Portuario LasPalmas de Gran Canaria, competition, 1st Prize
L’Esplai Barcelona, Competition, 1st Prize Horto Botanico de Padova, Competiton,
2nd phase America’s Cup competition in Valencia, 2nd phase
2003-04 Andreas Kipar Landscape Architecture Office, Milan, Italy
project_ Nuovo quartiere Cornaredo,
Swiss, competition, 1st prize in collaboration with Cino Zucchi Architects
Fiera Milano International competition, Finalist project, in collaboration with David Chipperfield, Perooult, Sejima, SOM, De Lucchi
Place Massena park, France, Finalist in collaboration with 5+1 architects.

Fulvio Wirz ( Zaha Hadid Architects London)
link: http://www.dezeen.com/2008/08/10/aura-by-zaha-hadid-architects/
bio:
Fulvio Wirz, nato a Napoli nel 1977, si Laurea in architettura presso l’ Università Federico II con lode e dignità di pubblicazione della tesi.
Consegue un master in”Progettazione dello spazio pubblico” nel 2003 ed uno in ”Progettazione architettonica per l’integrazione del fotovoltaico nel 2004″.
Dal 2002 affianca alle esperienze progettuali nello studio paterno l’attività didattica nell’ambito dei corsi di progettazione del prof. Lucio Morrica ed una personale ricerca nelle relazioni tra architettura e nuovi media concretizzata attraverso numerosi concorsi e culminante con il conseguimento, nel 2008, del dottorato di ricerca in progettazione architettonica con la tesi “Rappresentazione Digitale e Composizione architettonica”.
Dal 2005 collabora in qualità di project architect nello studio Zaha Hadid Architects di Londra vincendo prestigiosi concorsi internazionali come la Biblioteca di Siviglia, il Masterplan per l’area “Kartal-Pendik” di Istanbul, la “Lilium Tower” a Varsavia ed il Museo “Eli & Edythe” in Michigan. E’ stato responsabile del progetto “Aura” esposto a Villa Foscari nell’ambito della Biennale di Venezia del 2008 e co-responsabile della prestigiosa Opera House di Dubai. Attualmente è incaricato del progetto di una moschea in Kuwait e di una serie di prodotti di design.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 7:39 PM




Programma interventi dell’8 aprile:

Annarita Papeschi (Zaha Hadid Architects London) -- growing buildings - procedure progettuali algoritmico-generative

Marco Vanucci (Adams Kara Taylor London) -- making space_homeostatic serie

Fulvio Wirz (Zaha Hadid Architects London) -- sulla diversità dell'architettura parametrica

Ludovico Lombardi (Zaha Hadid Architects London) -- fluid urbanism - ordinare la complessità attraverso sistemi parametrici

Ludovica Tramontin (Università di Cagliari, ASPX) -- soft technology - tecnologia morbida di generazione computazionale

Federico Rossi (Zaha Hadid Architects, Architectural Association) -- performative typologies - nuovi modelli eco-sostenibili

Edmondo Occhipinti (Ecole Speciale d’Architecture Paris, Frank Owen Gehry Tecnologies) -- morphogenetic and parametric design: real virtuality

Alessio Erioli (Università di Bologna, e-cloud) -- processing nature

(moderano Andrea Graziano e Cesare Griffa, saluti di Riccardo Bedrone, Benedetto Camerana, Felice De Luca, Lorena Alessio)

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posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 7:22 PM


aast advanced architecture Settimo Tokyo – Biennale 2009 – 20011 è un’iniziativa ideata e promossa da Casa delle Arti e dell’Architettura di Settimo Torinese CASARTARC, rivolta a professionisti e tecnici delle costruzioni per sviluppare un nuovo approccio al design attraverso strumenti innovativi.
Nell’ambito della Biennale, CASARTARC propone, per il 2009, eventi ed attività che hanno lo scopo di favorire l’impiego di software parametrici e generativi applicati al processo architettonico avanzato.
Attraverso una mostra di 30 progetti d’architettura sviluppati con software parametrici, provenienti da studi di fama internazionale (Zaha Hadid Architects London, AKT, openSystems, London, Frank Owen Gehry and Associates), ed una conferenza, si intende offrire una panoramica sullo stato attuale dell’arte.

martedì 7 aprile 2009
h.17,30 / Settimo Torinese, Teatro Garybaldi – Via Garibaldi 4

CONFERENZA con Filippo Innocenti, Architetto, Zaha Hadid Architects London
h.19,00 / Settimo Torinese, La Giardinera – Via Italia 90 bis

Inaugurazione della MOSTRA 30 projects EXHIBITION
Segue aperitivo
La mostra sarà visitabile dal 7 aprile al 17 maggio, in orario da concordare con gli organizzatori.

Ingresso GRATUITO con accredito sino ad esaurimento posti, prenotazioni ed iscrizioni: info@casartarc.org
Per aggiornamenti e news: www.aast09.wordpress.com, www.casartarc.org

L’evento è ideato e organizzato da CASARTARC Casa delle Arti e dell’Architettura con la curatela di Lorena Alessio, Silvia Rossi, Andrea Graziano, Davide Del Giudice e con il sostegno di:
Città di Settimo Torinese, Fondazione ECM, Ordine degli Architetti PPC
Provincia di Torino e sua fondazione OAT
Media partner: THE PLAN
Sponsor: Infoklix spa, Autodesk Inc, Bentley Systems
Sponsor tecnici: Bertech Paper Architecture, Z Corporation
Con il supporto di: Gehry Technologies, Robert McNeel & Associates
Si avvale del patrocinio di: Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Torino, Comune di Torino, Politecnico di Torino
Comunicazione ed immagine coordinata da Rosali Alessio

UFFICIO STAMPA CASARTARC
Miriam Boscolo – 011 8028391 – miriam.boscolo@casartarc.org
Barbara Salomone – barbara.salomone@casartarc.org

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Sunday, September 21, 2008
posted by 73de at 11:40 PM

 
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 12:41 PM

Antonino Saggio is organizing one workshop in Sicily. If you want partecipate follow this links:

short info
What: Workshop in Sicily. New forms of Information technology in small urban centers
When: August 31 2008. September 7, 2008
Who: Antonino Saggio direction. Nitro group Giovanni D'Ambrosio conferences and talks by sicilian architects
How: for Enrolment form and detailed information write an email to: Sicilylab@Nitrosaggio.net,
Deadline: July 31, 2008 but some exceptions can be made
Contribution to eight days workshop: 370 euro (lodging around 100 euro for the entire week)


English description: http://www.nitrosaggio.net/sicilylab/08/Program/indexEngl.htm
Italian description: http://www.nitrosaggio.net/sicilylab/08/Program/index.htm
Conferences and detailed daily program : http://www.nitrosaggio.net/sicilylab/08/Program/index.htm

 
Friday, July 11, 2008
posted by pietro.leoni at 11:46 PM



The Digital Water Pavilion is a singular and innovative project of Milla Digital, implemented by Expoagua Zaragoza 2008 on behalf of the City of Zaragoza. Located in the connection node of the Expo site with the Milla Digital area, the DWP joins the theme of water with the digital technologies, creating a sense of continuity towards the future for the big projects of transformation nowadays in course in Zaragoza. This Pavilion of minimalist expression and small dimensions is, at the same time: a sophisticated machine of high mechanical precision; a building appearing and desappearing thanks to a 12 hydraulic pistons system; and a place where spaces are flexible, changing and responsive due to the action of 120 meters of water walls digitally controlled by almost 3.000 electromagnetique valves. It has been designed by carlorattiassociati | walter nicolino & carlo ratti, developping the interactive water wall concept created by the Smart Cities Group (MIT Media Laboratory) with the direction of Prof. William J. Mitchell.

www.digitalwaterpavilion.com
www.carloratti.com
www.flickr.com/photos/digitalwaterpavilion/
 
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 3:17 PM


///Prototyping the city_Teaching Staff

Leaders: C.Pasquero - Architectural Association M.Poletto - Architectural Association C.Tiazzoldi - Columbia University Local coordination: C. Griffa - Politecnico di Torino Local Partners: Denaldi Legnami s.a.s. Experts: P. Anzalone – Columbia University Assistants: D. del Giudice - A. Graziano

http://protocity.blogspot.com/


"Produzione di un installazione temporanea" July 13 > 29 - Torino

Background
Dalla sinergia di Politecnico di Torino, Architectural Association e Columbia University nasce una ricerca border-line tra design e architettura finalizzata alla ideazione e produzione di una struttura temporanea da installare presso l'Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo durante il periodo di Designing Connected Places. Sistemi di progettazione parametrica sono utilizzati per concepire uno spazio pubblico sperimentale capace di rispondere ad alcuni stimoli investigati nei sei workshop.

Domanda di progetto
In una città dalla struttura complessa nella quale le interazioni fra le parti si intensificano, nella quale il numero dei decisori e degli scenari culturali si sovrappongono, si interconnettono, e talvolta si scontrano, è necessario rispondere con nuove tipologie, nuovi organismi urbani e nuovi sistemi di gestione del progetto. In questo scenario, come possono la progettazione digitale parametrica e la prototipazione rapida diventare strumenti di ricerca e sviluppo? Come li si puo' sfruttare per investigare temi fondamentali come la salute ed il benessere, l'efficienza della mobilità urbana, la sicurezza e l'ecologia?"

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Background.
The synergy between the Politecnico di Torino, the Architectural Association and Columbia University gives life to research on the border between design and architecture to conceive and produce a temporary structure to be installed at the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo during the period of Designing Connected Places. Parametric design systems are used to conceive an experimental public space able to respond to some of the stimuli investigated in the six workshops.

Project question.
In a city with a complex structure where interactions between the parties involved intensify, in which the number of decision-makers and cultural scenarios overlap, interlink, and sometimes clash, a response is required with new forms, new urban bodies and new planning management systems. In this scenario, how can parametric digital design and rapid prototyping become tools of research and development? How can they be exploited to investigate fundamental questions like health and well-being, the efficiency of urban mobility, security and ecology?

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Thursday, July 03, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 3:06 PM

 
Friday, June 27, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 4:32 PM



at Cavallerizza Maneggio Chiablese

30 June 2008

START 22:00

DOOR free entrance

more info at official website

thanks to casartarc

 
Thursday, June 19, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 3:16 PM




cg studied and worked in torino, rome (italy) and london (uk). he graduated in architecture at the politecnico di torino in 1997, he got a master degree in design (m.arch.) at the architectural association in 2002 and a phd in the poltecnico di torino in 2006. he has been design architect for zaha hadid architectsfor the projects of the new high speed trains station of afragola and the new bmw central building in leipzig (competition phase). he worked for the winter olympics 2006 hockey stadium (isozaki + maggiora + arup). he has been involved in the coordination of the fiera di milano - polo urbano - urban design project (libeskind + hadid + isozaki + maggiora). from 2005 he works in his own studio and teaches in the 2nd faculty of architecture of the politecnico di torino.

text from cesare griffa architect official website
thanks to davide del giudice for the info and present
 
posted by Pier at 8:39 AM



It is one single element, like a brick. That's the idea. It’s a new kind of brick to build with.
That's what Greg Lynn explains about his project for the exhibition at Sci-arc.
The structure fell apart, the day after the opening.
From the learning point of view: amazing, even if the result might be discouraging.
Why? To test a structure in such a public space, it is not that easy. They have been working for two years. No one was expecting it. In the computer's software was working perfectly. So was went wrong? Scaffolding.
Studying a system to help build the structure. A system that would have allowed the right positioning of the bricks.
As a matter of fact, at already halfway of the building process, the shape wasn't working properly.

The computer took us away from the reality. Connections perfectly under control in the virtual reality, become unstable for accumulation of imprecision in the everyday reality.
Maybe a well done scaffolding would have avoided the sum of imprecision versus a kind of free building process, that has been involved this time.

As a student pointed out, the mortar helps the bricks in their connection, and I would say, it also help to cover and to smooth imprecise bricks or assembling. Greg Lynn though, seems more interested in a pure approach of a single element that aggregates with others to create a structure/wall.

Here some pics of the structure before the repairs.
Now there are posts in the middle of the structure holding it.

 
Monday, June 16, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 9:30 PM









Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect who is considered one of the most important names in international modern architecture. He was a pioneer in the exploration of the constructive possibilities of reinforced concrete.


His buildings are often characterised by being spacious and exposed, mixing volumes and empty space to create unconventional patterns and often propped up by pilotis. Both lauded and criticised for being a "sculptor of monuments"[1], his most famous design, the plan for the city of Brasilia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 11:41 AM






by CASARTARC

LagunaVerde
Settimo Torinese, Suoneria - Via dei Partigiani, 4
10 June h.17.30 – h.20.00

Guests:
Aldo Corgiat Loia
Pier Paolo Maggiora
Antonello Camillo
 
Monday, June 09, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 12:25 PM




Rhinoceros User Meeting!
Roma, 12 June 2008,
La Sapienza University

more info at McNell Wiky

thanks to Davide Del Giudice (a+surface)
 
Sunday, June 08, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 11:07 AM




A+surface is a free Association, non-policy, no-profit”

It is regulated by a statute lodged at the Politecnico di Torino and is registered in the official list.

The associaiton was created by five students of the architecture faculty - politecnico di torino - who share a keen passion for architecture, and it is mainly focused on experimenting with the theories of contemporary architecture research, by organising workshops and conferences on a regular basis, promoting meetings on architecrure, design and research with the students of the faculty of architecture.

it was founded in 2005 with the purpose to disclose the new techniques of design in the computer science and the modelling real in scale.

The Association plays a major role within the accademic life of the politecnico thanks to several activities, such as:

-cultural initiatives primarly focused on architecture, research, design

-promoting cultural exchanges with similar architectural and cultural associations located throughout Italy and foreign universities.

-fostering and encouraging the circulation of architecture thanks to internet and leaflets

- organising conferences, debates, convenction, workshops and whatever else may adapt to the students' needs, both in Italy and abroad.

Two main events have been scheduled for 2008, also thanks to the promotion of politecnico:

-day conference and study: “digital design, prototyping and computer systems innovative”

-Workshop “ecopavilion” in collaboration with politecnico di torino and tutors aknowledged internationally


A+Surface

 
Saturday, June 07, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 4:03 PM






Video by chanelmobileart
 
Thursday, June 05, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 12:23 AM



Here come "Le isole del tesoro ("The Treasure Islands"), a regional campus for contemporary culture, conceived and organized by iMage, and promoted by the Region of Tuscany, with the objective of encouraging a sensibility for contemporary architectural research in the Tuscan territory while also respecting the landscape and the history of the cities involved.


5+1AA, Carlini & Valle Architetti Associati, Gruppo A12, Ian+, Id-lab, maO, Marco Navarra (NOWA) are the architects who tutored, from October to November 2006, a number of young neo-architects with the aim of renewing the visions of Tuscany.

The project, curated by Paola Bortolotti and Marco Brizzi, and coordinated by Franco Filippini, involved eight municipalities (Capoliveri, Lastra a Signa, Peccioli, Poggio a Caiano, Prato, Rio nell'Elba, San Gimignano, San Giovanni Valdarno) in seven architectural design workshops, each lasting a week. The goals of the workshops were to elaborate concepts and ideas for the spatial qualification of specific areas in the eight cities.

This video has been made by Valeria Fabris for iMage."

Video and Info from: imagearchive

 
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 12:14 AM

Davide and Federico attend tomorrow a workshop on Generative Components in Turin, software by bentley system, organized by CASARTARC. More info on this flyer and at this link.




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Wednesday, June 04, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 11:31 PM


..is the stepping stone to getting to know A+S and our members!

Becoming part of Apiusurface allows you many opportuinites in leadership, friendship,research..academic excellence and much more!

For information: apiusurface(at)gmail.com
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
posted by 73de at 4:56 PM

The test has developed through the transformation of a fluid
produced by maya and the succesive modelling through
rhinoceros and 3ds Max.






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Thursday, May 22, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 2:28 AM



checkinarchitecture

"Polish Express goes beyond the typical free press (read: Metro, London Express etc) and caters to a very specific audience in its coverage. The publisher organizes cultural, social, musical and sporting events for the Polish expatriates including immigrant job fairs and marches for Pope John Paul II (that’s Papiez Jan Paweł II to you)

Mission by Federica Di Iorio, Laura Mazzola (To)
Look at this mission also on Check-in Architecture website"

text and more info at:

http://www.checkinarchitecture.com
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 10:36 PM







Concept-roof for Mario Cucinella Architect in 2 days (model making)

Thanks to Casartarc
Lorena Alessio and Roberto Apostolo
WS Location: Cavallerizza, Via Giuseppe Verdi, 10124 Torino TO
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 5:26 PM


A workshops to be held at the summer school organized in Turin 2008 World Design Capital in the second half of July. There are 6 Design workshop to be held in Pollenzo, a series of conferences, and a research laboratory between Architecture and Design to be held in Turin at Poly (Prototyping the City), which explore issues similar to those faced on our blog, the research finalising the construction of the installation scale 1 / 1 (guest star Claudia Pasquero Marco Poletto - Architectural Association London, Caterina Tiazzoldi - Columbia University New York, Cesare Griffa - polito)
Membership is open to anyone interested (which has an academic or professional experience in arch. Or design and is less than 30 years) until 30 May 2008 by the site

www.torinoworlddesigncapital.it/summerschool

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Thursday, April 10, 2008
posted by dag at 8:44 AM

04.02.08 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall @ 7pm
Greg Lynn: I’ll see it when I know it

Principal, Greg Lynn Form; Venice, CA

In 2001, Time Magazine named Greg Lynn one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st Century. In 2005, Forbes Magazine named him one of the ten most influential living architects. Greg Lynn has been at the cutting edge of design in both architecture and design culture in general when it comes to the use of the computer. The buildings, projects, publications, teachings and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced technology for design and fabrication.

Lynn has received awards from the AIA, Progressive Architecture and the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and has been recognized for "shap[ing] the public realm" by the National Building Museum in Washington for his Korean Presbyterian Church of New York, which is also listed by the NYC Landmarks Commission. His work is in the permanent collection of CCA, SFMoMa and MoMA (which also houses his industrial design work), and also been exhibited at the Pompidou, Beyeler, Cooper Hewitt, MAK, MoCA, NAi, Carnegie, ICA and Secession museums, among others. He represented the United States in the American Pavilion of the 2000 Venice Architecture Biennale.

His many teaching positions in the United States and Europe include ETHZ, the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and Yale. His numerous publications include Time, Newsweek, New Yorker, New Republic, Popular Science, Art in America, Architectural Digest, Dwell, Monument, Index, Architectural Record, Blueprint and Architecture. He is the author of seven books and monographs, including Animate Form, considered the seminal book on the use of digital technology in architecture.



With this lecture sci_arc closes the 2008 Spring Lecture Series, i hope you enjoyed it! ...the appointment will be the next term, fall 2008... maybe someone else will post other pictures, other material...probably i will not be able to continue this experience, btw fall is so far.. ;)

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Sunday, March 30, 2008
posted by dag at 12:51 AM

03.26.08 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall @ 7pm
Yansong Ma + Qun Dang: MAD Dinner

Founding Principal Yansong Ma, originally from Beijing, received his M.Arch from Yale in 2002. Prior to founding MAD in 2004, Mr. Ma worked as a project designer with Zaha Hadid Architects in London and Eisenman Architects in New York. He also taught architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Ma was the winner of the 2006 Architecture League of New York Young Architect Award. He also received the 2002 Samuel J. Fogelson Memorial Award of Design Excellence as well as the American Institute of Architects Scholarship for Advanced Architecture Research in 2001.

Principal Qun Dang, originally from Shanghai, received her M.Arch at Iowa State University. Prior to MAD, Ms. Dang worked for several major architecture firms in the United States, including Perkins Eastman, on projects of different scales. She has had several teaching positions including an assistant professorship at Iowa State University, a visiting professorship at Pratt Institute and an assistant professorship at Iowa State University's Foreign Studies Program in Rome, Italy. Ms. Dang received the 2000 American Institute of Architect’s Certificate of Merit. She also got the Paul S. Studies in Architecture & Culture Award, Design Media Award and the Academic Excellence from ISU in 2001.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 4:57 PM


Invitation to all architects of the world: Contribute in the
making of the future of architectural thought


World Architecture Community, launched on March 1, with 200 honorary members including Hans Hollein, Mario Botta, and Fumihiko Maki, is probably the first interactive database created to provide an opportunity for all local practices to become internationally recognized. Unique features of this portal enable all members to contribute in the making of the future of architectural thought by submitting, discussing, editing, rating, sharing their work.

While there are many channels that promote architecture, WA will probably be the first interactive database created to provide an opportunity for all local practices to present their work to the international audience and become internationally recognized.

It is evident that content capacity in printed media is very limited that only a few can access. Appearing in international or even local media is highly competitive and requires grand projects; therefore local practices rarely have the chance to be criticized and the agenda of architecture concentrates on a few names. On the other hand, there are many young, talented architects, passionately designing buildings in the different parts of the world. Unfortunately, as they cannot appear on the media, they are solely criticized by their customers. Impetus for creativity, however, is criticism. WA realizes the dream of local practices to be discussed by prominent scholars and academicians from different countries via the platform offered by the internet. Architects and scholars from ALL countries of the world are invited to submit their buildings and writings freely. The aim of WA is to highlight the different quests of local practices in the global agenda and initiate a new definition for architectural media. WA Community Portal also aims to present the work of all contemporary masters of architecture in a concise form eventually with their support of the educational premises of the project.

Another unique feature of the portal is that Issue Pages can be created by all members as a collaborative effort to create connections across the individual resources on the internet. For instance, an architect being inspired from local culture, can create an issue page to define his theoretical discourse that has guided his design, and relate his buildings to this issue page so that theory and practice in architecture can come together within the same context. This independent global forum and extensive database will be also a big occasion for theorists. They will be able to access examples, works, and efforts from most diverse regions and cultures of the world and will have the chance to get in touch with practice at a global scale.


All members will be able to submit links, articles, projects (even unrealized or projects under construction can be submitted) to this completely free international portal. Contributions from all members will have equitable chances to be represented, promoted, reviewed and criticized at this international arena.

You can read more about the story and philosophy of WA here

WHAT DID HONORARY MEMBERS SAY ABOUT WA?

The WA Community initiative has over 150 Honorary Members who have accepted the invitation to collaborate. Complete list of Honorary Members include important architects and scholars like Joseph Rykwert, Eric Owen Moss, Bart Prince, Fumihiko Maki, Udo Kultermann, Dennis Sharp, Farshid Moussavi, William Lim, Hans Hollein, Michael Sorkin, Arata Isozaki, Mario Botta, Kenneth Yeang, and Renata Holod among many others...

For the complete list of Honorary Members click Honorary Members

"The potential of this forum could be enormous, and your concept has that hallmark of all truly great ideas, which is to say something that seems so brilliantly simple that only after it becomes a reality does one wonder how it could not have always existed? There is so much good that can be done if certain ideas in our field of experience could only be shared more easily, and though the technology to do this has been available for quite some time now, it clearly has not been used to anything approaching its full potential, which your initiative promises to expand." Martin Filler, Editor, House&Garden, USA.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008
posted by dag at 7:32 AM

03.19.08 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall @ 7pm
Benjamin Ball + Gaston Nogues: Spaces Between the Hammer and the Mouse
Alumni-sponsored lecture
Partners, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles

Ball-Nogues Studio is an integrated design and fabrication practice that creates experimental built environments to enhance and celebrate the potential for social interaction through sensation, spectacle and physical engagement while striving to infuse the matter of the built environment with a downstream purpose. To achieve these results, the firm works with unusual materials, develops new digital tools and applies architectural techniques in unorthodox ways. Sharing an enthusiasm for the fabrication process, Ball-Nogues Studio relates to the built object both physically and poetically, letting the material's properties, limitations, and economic scenarios guide the structure’s ultimate form while also developing methods to extend the intertwined boundaries of a material’s aesthetics, physical potential and lifecycle.
Their design process is a carefully orchestrated collaboration, mixing digital development with hands-on fabrication research. This is an essential approach given the rapid evolution of computer modeling techniques, CNC fabrication capabilities and exciting material discoveries. Instead of creating distance via digital tools, the firm studies technique in order to adapt to the built environment and move beyond and into the realm of creating atmosphere.



\\Ball+Nogues website
\\ from sci_ARC
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 9:59 PM


"On March 27th, London Heathrow Terminal 5 will welcome the first British Airways passengers through its doors. It’s the culmination of an amazing project that began with one thought – to make connecting the world simple and pleasurable again. The result is a seamless and upgraded airport experience unlike any other in the world, and one that’s exclusively for British Airways passengers."

British Airways has done and is doing, to make Terminal 5 an exciting new landmark in aviation and design history.

It has been designed and realized by Richard Rogers Consultant with astonishing results, and make possible to position T5 as one of the most brilliant and efficient buildings in the world.



Main site:

http://www.terminal5.ba.com/en/

flickrset:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22819720@N02/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22819720@N02/sets/72157604032177838/

youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/user/terminal5insider


via Agency.com


thanks to Claudio Branno::: BA Terminal5 Insider

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posted by dag at 9:03 AM

03.12.08 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall @ 7pm
Robert Hodgin: Embrace Your One-Trick Pony


Robert Hodgin has recently switched coasts and now lives in San Francisco. He is a founding partner of the Barbarian Group and heads up its west coast office. He got his start with Flash but doesn't like to talk about it. What he does like to talk about is his love for Processing and audio-visual experimentation which he showcases at flight404.com. These experiments in no way reflect his schooling. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in sculpture in 1998. He paid off his last school loan a few months ago. Things are looking up.




Solar, with lyrics. from flight404 on Vimeo
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flight404
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 11:53 AM


The blog collects information and the work of COMPOSIZIONE ARCHITETTONICA E URBANA at the 1 st year degree program in architecture, faculty of architecture 2 of the Politecnico di Torino held by cesare griffa with antonio ravarino davide del giudice.

CAU08.blogspot



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Friday, March 07, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 10:51 AM



I post this project from our swedish friends:

Kjellgren Kaminksy Architecture


Client: Emrahus
Object: prefabricated villas
Size: 150-200 sqrm
Stage: preliminary design
Team: Joakim Kaminsky, Fredrik Kjellgren, Oscar Arnklitt, Daniel Andersson

Fyra unika passivhus folder

KKA and Emrahus presents Sweden's first series of prefabricated passive houses at the Hem & Villa housing fair in Malmö from 6/3 to 9/3.


THE PASSIVE HOUSE CONCEPT
Passive houses are extremely well-insulated buildings that are largely heated by the energy already present in the building - people and our household equipment generate a lot of energy.

More info at www.kjellgrenkaminsky.se

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posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 10:24 AM


La Galleria di Architettura «come se», venerdì 14 marzo alle ore 19.30, inaugurerà i propri spazi con la mostra «Quindici studi romani. Nuove sfide per la città di domani».

L’esposizione, organizzata in occasione del Convegno Internazionale «Le Città del Futuro» e presentata in anteprima nel foyer dell’Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma (1 marzo 2008), è promossa da RomaEnergia e dall’Assessorato all’Urbanistica del Comune di Roma.

Curata dal prof. Antonino Saggio, vede la partecipazione di studi romani protagonisti della ricerca, della sperimentazione e della realizzazione di nuove architetture in Italia e all’estero, tra innovazione, ecologia e tecnologia.

La mostra offre, dunque, ad una nuova generazione di architetti protagonisti del dibattito architettonico a Roma in questi anni, l’opportunità di presentare quei temi di architettura, urbanistica e design che coinvolgono l'innovazione tecnologica e la ricerca di soluzioni adeguate all'insieme delle problematiche ambientali. Sfondo la città di domani, in un contesto in cui le sfide da affrontare coinvolgono una dimensione sempre più globale delle scelte. La mostra presenta un campo vasto di sperimentazioni e di realizzazioni che hanno interessato sia la città di Roma, sia altre aree metropolitane e indicano una serie di strade innovative e stimolanti da seguire sempre più intensamente nei prossimi anni.

Studi Invitati:
AeV Architetti | Architecture and Vision | Centola & associati | Delogu Architetti associati | Giovanni D'Ambrosio | Bioprojectgroup | King Roselli Architetti | Giammetta & Giammetta | IaN + | Labics | Ma0 | Nemesi | n! Studio | JM Schivo & associati | T studio |

E’ possibile scaricare il file pdf dell'invito direttamente dal sito:

http://www.comese.me.it/

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 10:32 AM

Last weekend I visited DRL ten exhibition at the Architectural Association, London.

See my flickr set.


If you want more photos send me a request mail.

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Monday, March 03, 2008
posted by dag at 6:04 AM


«In Italy everything takes so long, I have dozens of building sites opened and we cannot finish anything. I would like to sell my work and not only on paper». Zaha Hadid is upset with Italy. Fifty-eight years old, Iraqi, undisputed queen of worldwide architecture and the first woman to win the Pritzker prize (the equivalent of the "Nobel" for architecture) is in Innsbruck to inaugurate her latest wonder: the Nordkettenbahn, the cable railway station created, planned and built in less than two years.Ms. Hadid, here in Innsbruck this is your second important work created in only four years: here they could not even find an agreement on the Citylife project to upgrade the former Fair of Milan. From North to South there are dozens of projects from your office in Italy, or perhaps we should say building sites, eternally opened? Here everything is a lot slower and we must be very patient. Every project has its own personal stalemate situation. I believe it depends on the fact that nothing has happened for such a long time, for years there have only been commercial operations, architecture had nothing to do with matters of public interest. Instead now there is a revival and the fact that it is coming from above is positive but we must consider this slow and difficult run-in.Do you believe in this change? I don't know. I see a lot of enthusiasm but going from intentions to facts is a very long passage. Architects must do a double job. It is as if in Italy people are afraid of anything new, they avoid any kind of change and keep it away.It is also true that you work in two very delicate sectors for Italy, the contemporary sector and the infrastructures: the Maxxi in Rome and the High Speed Line station in Afragola, in Naples, these are projects with a strong symbolic meaning…Those who administer culture and modernity do not want to destroy the past; they are only trying to open towards something new. Is this so difficult to understand? Tradition as a limit is an alibi, indeed for us architects it is wonderful to work in your country because there is a great balance between what is given and what is received. As for the Maxxi, next year it should finally open but we have had so many problems, the project has been ready for some time now, but we were blocked at phase one. The whole thing is there but unfortunately we must still make do with fragments.What about the Citylife project in Milan? In that case private figures must really make it become something important: our work on the former Fair is the result of mediation and willpower that have little to do with us. There is no doubt that the old structure was truly horrible.Do you think it is coincidental that, after the arrival of architectural stars like yourself, Rem Koolhas and the two Swiss Herzog and de Meuron, all involved in important projects like your Betile Museum of Cagliari, an Architect Festival like Festarch was created?I believe that the reason for big architectural projects is actually to create movement, a stir. In any case this should be true anywhere.Do you believe that in general this is a good moment for architecture? Yes, today things are definitely going better. Look around: 80% of the buildings created after the war are ugly. They used to build for the sake of building, because the population was increasing and there was a need for structures, or for money, interests, speculation. There were no projects for the city and little attention was given to urban harmony. Nobody thought about it.Which is the country where it is best to work? Germany is a fantastic country because there is a system of public works that really runs smoothly, as in Austria. France has been an excellent country to work in but it is now experiencing a phase of immobilism. Then there is Spain that is experiencing a very lively phase.By now your work is at 360 degrees and goes from engineering to a design collection: Zaha Hadid is no longer only a studio of architecture, but is becoming a brand. The idea always comes from the same source, creation changes according to the focus, the technique, the project. Linking architecture to art and design is not a new idea; they were even more connected previously.In a while the Miami/Basel Fair will start, the art fair in which a number of your works will appear. What do you think of this new so-called art design market? I don't think that is art. It is a way to make money, organize fairs, actually a way to create commercial value. Of course it is true that people are a lot more interested in art today and they invest a lot more. The arrival of the art gallery owner Larry Gagosian in Rome in this period is not incidental.But it is a field in which you too "play": for example with your latest work, Dune Formations, ordered by the David Gill Galleries in London… That is not an art gallery, it is a financial gallery. I appreciate what Ambra Medda managed to create at Miami/Basel very much. However we must not confuse business with artistic creation.
Source: Luxury Sole24ore
Translation in Italian here
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