This lecture was giving an overview of how 3d-printing and additive manufacture can be seen as a technology that provides new opportunities for archtiecture and construction. The talk was given at the 3dp-dagen, a one day conference assembling different interests wihtin this technological paradigm, from many different disciplines. The lecture included examples from practice and teaching, as well as cutting edge explorative work within architectural research.
Lecture at Beckmans School of Desing in Stockholm, introducing the idea of digital and paramatric design concepts to interior design students. The lecture was based on examples from architectural practice and academia, and also discussed different scales of engagement. The discussion following the presentation covered issues from urban design to expected skills in future careers.
Lecture at the Form/Design Center in Malmö, by invitation of the White Malmö office, presenting the digital design field to archtiectural practitioners. The lecture was one in a series of lectures organized of local architectural firms, and the aim was to suggest the dual potantial of new technilogy as part of architectural design, in terms of strategic potatential as well as speculative medium.
This lecture introduced notions of digital and physical prototyping as techniques and effects as an introduction to a five day workshop exploring parametric principles and Islamic patterns. Examples from contemporary built architecture suggested how this field is expanding into practice, and the experimental work of Krets as well as selected student projects from AA Dip16 provided in depth ideas of different approaches. As the curriculum at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha covers interior design, fashion and graphic design, a particular focus was given on small scale and installation work.
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.
I presented my PhD thesis project at the KTH Department of Real Estate and Construction Management (which my department Project Communication is affiliated to), in the weekly series of lunch seminars. My focus was to give an overview of my field of research into architectural design processes and the different contexts that I relate to, including parametric techniques, fabrication and industrial processes. This was my first presentation in this context since I moved from Industrial Engineering and Management in April. I concluded with defining the current challenges of the project, including establishing more firm links between design driven techniques and design- and production processes in the building industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.