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SAC News

24 November 2014

David Ruy at SAC


SAC proudly presents David Ruy visiting SAC for a couple of seminars with the group of AAP on Monday and Tuesday this week. Ruy will also give a public lecture with the title 'With Regard to the Real' at Städelschule Aula on Monday, November 24th, 7pm.
David Ruy is an architect, theorist, and director of Ruy Klein in New York City. Ruy Klein examines contemporary problems at the intersection of architecture, nature, and technology. Encompassing a wide array of experimentation, projects study the mutual imbrications of artificial and natural regimes that are shaping an ever more synthetic world. Widely published and exhibited, Ruy Klein has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing the firm as one of the leading experimental practices in architecture today. David received his M Arch from Columbia University and his BA from St. John’s College with a concentration in philosophy and mathematics. David is currently an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design at Pratt Institute.

Photo courtesy: www.ruyklein.com

14 November 2014

Gabriel Lester Retrospective


SAC and AAP are looking back on a week of intense workshop days and a nice lecture by Gabriel Lester!

Photo courtesy: Nathaphon Phantounarakul

13 November 2014

HENN Architekten visited APD on Thursday


Martin Henn and Moritz Fleischmann from HENN Architekten, Berlin visited SAC on Thursday for a brief introduction about the upcoming collaboration with the group of APD during the current academic year!

Photo courtesy: Mirco Becker

11 November 2014

Lecture: Gabriel Lester


SAC likes to announce that Gabriel Lester is visiting the group of AAP for a couple of talks and discussions. Lester will also hold a public lecture with the title "Body Language" at Städelschule Aula, 7pm.

"Body Language" addresses the notion of language articulated through performance, sculpture and architecture. As a subdivision of the broader concept of Nonverbal Communication, the proposition is that: "if a work of art has a body, it consequently must have a language, too".

In his lecture, Lester will focus on such a notion of body language, through his body of work. A representation of a broad spectrum of his artworks, actions and inventions will illustrate and entertain, as well as provoking ideas about how to read, how to act and how to relate.

Gabriel Lester was born in Amsterdam (1972) where he currently lives and works. His artworks consist of installations, performances, film and video. Other activities include commissioned artworks for public space, film directing, teaching, writing, and sound and video editing.

30 October 2014

TEX FAB competition 2014 winner announced!


"We are extremely excited to announce the winner of the Plasticity Competition at ACADIA Design Agency conference chosen by the jury to move forward into the process of design development, engineering and fabrication.  Coupled with the support from TEX-FAB we are pleased to be joined by Kreysler and Associates who will provide technical support and fabrication expertise to complete the work to be installed in Houston at the next annual event March 26-29 hosted by University of Houston College of Architecture.

The event at USC hosted by David Gerber, Alvin Huang and Jose Sanchez set a new bar for the organization and we appreciated the exposure we could share with the finalists who attended including Alexandra Singer-Bieder from the Viscoplasty in Paris and the entire Puff'd team including Nel Long, Bennen Huller and Nikita Troufanov coming over from SCI-Arc who shared their great efforts and inventive use of composites with the international community who attended.

We look forward to the next phase of development and invite everyone to Houston next spring to see the results."
(official announcement from TEX-FAB, see the full press release here)

SAC is proud that APD graduate Vasily Sitnikov made it up to the best four competitors out of 70!

Current Events

24 November 2014

A David Ruy lecture

SAC likes to invite everybody to David Ruy's public lecture 'With Regard to the Real' at Städelschule Aula, 7pm – today!

11 November 2014

A Gabriel Lester Lecture

Come and watch Gabriel Lester holding a lecture about "Body Language" at Städelschule Aula on November 11, 7.00pm.

30 October 2014

TEX-FAB competition 2014 winner announced!

The jury of this year's TEX-FAB competition 'Plasticity' were announced last weekend and the winner is 'Plastic Stereotomy', handed in by Justin Diles.
APD graduate Vasily Sitnikov from SAC made it up to the best four out of 70!

24 October 2014

TEX-FAB Competition 2014

The Results for the final round of TEX-FAB Competition 2014, which our APD graduate Vasily Sitnikov entered, will be announced tomorrow!

20 October 2014

AIV Master Thesis Prize 2014 announced

The winner of this year's AIV Master Thesis Prize is AAP graduate Damjan Jovanovic!