Category: Teaching

Invited critic at KTH School of Architecture 22/10 2009

Posted by on October 23, 2009

Model from the review

Model from the review

I was invited as a critic to the first year reviews at the KTH School of Architecture. More or less the first review the students ever had, the course looked at structure and geometry, with the theme of symbiosis. A lot of impressive work, and many interesting ideas. The studio is led by Ylva Lindstedt and Jonah Fritzell, supported by Mia Vendel and Johan Lindersson. It is always a joy to see quite rigorous experimentation at this early stage.

Presentation at the Bioinspired Forum 15/10 2009

Posted by on October 18, 2009

Background image Claudia White, DIP16

Background image Claudia White, AA DIP16

I presented the work of AA DIP 16 at this event which gathered researchers, entrepreneurs, decision makers and architects for a focused discussion on Biomimetics and Biomimicry in a symposium at KTH Albanova, Stockholm. Additional speakers included Christopher Allen and Denise DeLuca from the Biomimicry Institute, Vincent Bulone and Lars Berglund representing Biomime at KTH, Richard Bonser from the University of Reading, Ulrika Karlsson of Servo and KTH, Antonia Ax:son Johnson as founder of Antonia Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Sustainable Development as well as a number of researchers and representatives from the city of Stockholm. My focus was partly on giving examples of  biomimetic references in the work of the students at AA DIP16, but also to introduce the student design project as a platform for collaboration and a testbed that could prove beneficial to interests outside eduction. My hope is that this event will lead to new collaboration in student work as well as in my own research.

www.bioinspiredforum.com

Lecture at KTH School of Architecture 6/10 2009

Posted by on October 6, 2009

Background image New babylon by Constant Nieuwenhuys

Background image New babylon by Constant Nieuwenhuys

This lecture introduces the notion of the Operative Representation to 1st year students, suggesting that a critical awareness of the mode of representaiton always has been crucial to the practice of architecture. Going briefly through the history of representation it investigates how the plan, the section, the perspective, the isometric drawing and the physical model reflects the intentions and the result of design. This is transfered into contemporary issues of parametric design principles, which potentially re-establishes a link to physical production that has been more distant since the introduction of representational techniques.

The lecture features historical and contemporary references as well as personal work and student work from DIP16 at the Architectural Association.

Lecture at KTH Samhällsbyggnad 5/10 2009

Posted by on October 5, 2009

Background image by Jung Joon Yun, AA DIP16

Background image by Jung Joon Yun, AA DIP16

I presented ideas on the theme Visualization: Parametrics as an opportunity within Architecture in this lecture for 4th year engineering students. Mixing contemprary references and alternate visions on the potential of new digital techniques for architectural production, the aim was here to introduce parametric design principles as a crucial factor in the architecture of tomorrow.

AA DIP16 Introductions, 28/9 2009

Posted by on October 5, 2009

Jonas Lundberg introducing DIP16

Jonas Lundberg introducing DIP16

We introduced Diploma unit 16 at the Architectural Association at the start of the new year, followed by interviews and student selection. We have a good team and look forward to the coming year. Jonas Lundberg and Andrew Yau will head the unit this year, assisted by Thomas Tong. I will be focusing on the fortcoming AA Agendas publication that will feature the design based research of the unit over the first five years, and do regular London trips for specific unit events.

More on the work of the unit at dip16.net

Lecture at KTH School of Architecture 1/9 2009

Posted by on October 5, 2009

Background image by Haen Suk Yi, AA DIP16

Background image by Haen Suk Yi, AA DIP16

I was invited b y Tim Anstey to lecture in the Architecture and Technology series for the 4th years, presenting ideas around technology as a driver for innovation. The lecture featured international references, work fromAA DIP16, as well as my own work.

Presentation at Bioinspired Forum, Simrishamn

Posted by on August 20, 2009

presenting at Bioinspired Forum

presenting at Bioinspired Forum

Presenting at Bioinspired Forum

Presenting at Bioinspired Forum

As part of the opening ceremony of the Bioinspired Forum exhibition I presented the work of AA DIP16 together with co-tutor Thomas Tong and students Kengo Skorrick and Claudia White. Additional speakers included Ulrika Karlsson (KTH Perfromative Design studio), Denise DeLuca (Biomimetic Forum) and representatives from Malmö Högskola/K3 and 1scale1 interaction designers.

While the presentation introduced the projects developed, the focus was on the specific approach and methodology of the unit, including prototyping, the use of biomimetic principles and the starting point in material systems.

AA DIP16 exhibits at Bioinspired Forum, Simrishamn

Posted by on August 20, 2009

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AA DIP16 and KTH Performative Design exhibition

As part of the Bioinspired Forum in Simrishamn, a venue discussing biomimetics and a potential future marine research center in Simrishamn, eight students from AA DIP16 exhibited their work together with the KTH Performative Design studio. The exhibition featured posters and models from the past year´s work.

The exhibition is located in the harbour of Simrishamn, Sweden, and is open from 15 – 23 of August 2009.

Future Exhibitions, interview, 2009

Posted by on July 27, 2009

Future Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions is a new publication from Swedish Travelling Exhibitions (Riksutställningar), edited by Mårten Jansson. I was interviewed about the work of Diploma Unit 16 at the Architectural Association, together with Mats Brodén, who has given strong support to the work, and has a special interest in bimomimetics.
www.riksutstallningar.se

The publication has also been reviewed on www.we-make-money-not-art.com.

Diploma thesis presentation at the KTH, 20090217

Posted by on February 24, 2009

Pär and Olof

Pär and Olof

Olof Philipsson and Pär Thunberg presented their collaborative diploma project Cooperative Design Process, from Urban Strategy to Design Detail at the KTH School of Architecture. The presentations gave rise to very interesting discussions on their strategy, methods and results. The jury was all in favor of this type of collaborative work, in this case between an architect and an engineer. All in all, a very good presentation, and rigorous work from both students.
Tutors: Tim Anstey, Kjartan Gudmunsson, Jonas Runberger
Jury: Maria Larsson, Jonas Lundberg, Anders Johansson

Project online here: www.codp.se