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Sign design for Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, 2009

Posted by on October 5, 2009

Rendering of sign in two different configurations

Rendering of sign in two different configurations

To complement a previous design for Swedish Travelling exhibitions, Show Unit, I was asked for a quick sketch for a sign to help visitors find their way to the mobile video screening space. The design was based on the original form of Show Unit, and colors will be set to match the particular venue.

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.

Shared 1st prize in From Garden City to Ecosystem competition

Posted by on April 4, 2009

ParaSolar exhibition environment, Bu Open Source Architecture

ParaSolar exhibition environment, designed by Open Source Architecture

We are happy to announce that two of our students in Diploma Unit 16 at the Architectural Association received awards in the Tel Aviv centennial competition From Garden City to Ecosystem. Mickey Kloihofer was awarded a shared 1st prize, and Haen Suk Yi was given an honourable mention. The awarded proposals are displayed in the ParaSolar exhibition (designed by Open Source Architecture) in the square of the Center for Performing Arts in Tel Aviv until April 7.

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

Presenting at Architectural Machines symposium, AA

Posted by on February 24, 2009

Co-ordinated by Marie-Ange Brayer (FRAC Center Orleans) and Claudia Pasquero (AA INTER10/ecoLogicStudio), this symposium was inspired by the YOUNIVERSE exhibition curated by M-A Brayer in Seville for the BIACS3 and by research work done in the AA by various undergraduate units and postgraduate programs. I presented the work of Krets, in which I put focus to the fact that the concepts explored in the symposium are as valid during collaborative project development as in the final proposal.

The final panel was moderated by Brett Steele, director of AA.

“The relationship between architecture and science has been evolving throughout history mainly reflecting the ever-changing relationship between society and nature. The last century was shaken by a sudden jump in human’s understanding of his surrounding environment: from an intuitive/philosophical/mathematical understating of complexity and the turbulent dynamic of natural processes we moved into a measurable, material one; supported by our ever-increasing computational power we can now feel, measure, read and visualize complexity; this condition has allowed a direct material engagement with dynamic processes to escape the restricted field of science and permeate society at many levels. In architecture the effect is becoming evident and, most of all, nuanced: from purely metaphorical and figurative the new relationship between architecture and science is emerging as material and, ultimately, prototypical.

Moreover the ‘material’ of architecture has radically expanded its meaning, incorporating aspects that are virtual, potential, dynamic, and informational: we can now perhaps define this expansion as the most noticeable and important effect of computation in architecture and design. The symposium should present this emerging diverse palette of ‘material’ approaches indicating strands of research that are redefining both the relationship between science and architecture and between architecture and the architect itself.”

Excerpt from symposium brief

Accepting position as Director of Research and Development

Posted by on February 9, 2009

I have accepted the role of Director of Research and Development at Scheiwiller Svensson Architects. I will still be directing the ssark medialab, which makes my current 20% position at the office entirely devoted to issues of development. This work is very relevant to my PhD research project, and especially our trials with a DocuWiki system as a platform fro collaborative development work will be a very important case in my thesis work. The work includes the coordination of six different development fields, including the ssark medialab.

Introduction to GenerativeComponents, 6/2 2009

Posted by on February 9, 2009

GC workshop at the KTH School of Industrial Engineering and Management

GC workshop at the KTH School of Industrial Engineering and Management

The third event of this week was a full day GC introduction, open to students and your practitioners. The event was supported by KTH School of Industriel Engineering and Management, Bentley Systems, the SmartGeometry Group and Scheiwiller Svensson Architects. Main  tutors Lars Hesselgren (KPF Director of Research) and myself, with assistance by Mania Agahei, Petter Forsberg, Raimo Joss, Alexander Trimboli and Thomas Tong (AADIP16/KPF).