16 May 2013
A lecture on Performance Driven Design :: Foster+Partners
Irene Gallou is joint head of the specialist modeling group at Foster + Partners. Her role involves assessing the impact of buildings and public spaces on the environment, leading on-site research and analysis as well as working closely with the design teams to integrate environmental design strategies at all stages. The Specialist Modeling group at Foster and Partners combines two principal areas of expertise: environmental analysis and simulation; and parametric modeling and the development of strategies for fabricating complex geometric forms. Where the two converge – as wind or solar patterns influence the geometry of a building – the design process is completely integrated. The group’s projects range from research into building lunar habitations to the development of a new type of ceiling system. Irene Gallou graduated in 2003 and was awarded a scholarship for experimental thesis research at the Architectural Association, focusing on the influence of urban geometry on outdoor thermal comfort and microclimatic simulation techniques. She then gained a masters of science from the Architectural Association in Energy and Environment. Before joining Foster + Partners, she worked for Buro Happold Consulting Engineers in London as an environmental engineer.
3 May 2013
WATCH Jürgen Engel's lecture online
Jürgen Engel lectured us about functionality and identity in architecture through his practice at KSP Architekten :
watch it online here!
2 May 2013
A LECTURE ON FUNCTIONALITY AND IDENTITY IN ARCHITECTURE :: JUERGEN ENGEL
Jürgen Engel, Principal of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten in Frankfurt, visits SAC to lecture on the work of his office under the title,Functionality and Identity in Architecture. Engel, who was educated at Technische Universität Braunschweig, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, RWTH University in Aachen, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has led his office to great international success over the last years. Projects include the Tianjin Art Museum in China (2012) and the PalaisQuartier with the Nextower (2009) in Frankfurt. The company's international breakthrough came with the National Library of China (2008) in Beijing. The award winning work of KSP covers a wide range of building types, from art museum and institutional buildings, via offices and hotels, to hospitals and clinics. KSP has offices in 7 locations, including Beijing and Hanoi and employs 200 professionals. KSP has designed numerous urban plans, both in Europe and Asia. www.ksp-architekten.de/en
( photo credit : Shuhe Photography )
26 April 2013
Watch Jan Knipper's Lecture Online
If you missed Jan Knipper's lecture on Biomimetic Strategies for Non-Standard Structures yesterday, watch it online here!
watch it online here!
25 April 2013
A LECTURE ON BIOMIMETIC STRATEGIES FOR NON-STANDARD STRUCTURES :: JAN KNIPPERS
Knippers, a professor at Stuttgart University and Head of the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart, has risen to international prominence with his practice, Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, and the many research projects undertaken at ITKE. The research engages with various new technologies in construction, including the engineering and construction of complex geometries, the use of innovative materials, like fibre-reinforced composites and, not the least, biomimetic design and engineering processes. His lecture will give an in-depth introduction to the application of a biomimetic approach to design and engineering of non-standard structures.Jan Knippers is co-founder and partner of Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, based in Stuttgart and New York. Knippers completed his engineering studies at the Technische Universität Berlin and received a Ph.D there in 1992.
16 May 2013
AN IRENE GALLOU LECTURE
Joint head of the specialist modelling group at Foster+Partners, Irene Gallou talks about Performance Driven Design to us on Thursday 1900hrs.
13 May 2013
First Year Group kicks off a new week with a 5 day workshop on Processing, a visual programming language!
8 May 2013
The First Year Group is preparing to go to Vienna while the AAD Master Thesis Group is going to Berlin within the month
6 May 2013
FIRST YEAR MID TERM REVIEWS
The First Year Group presents their current work on structural and aesthetic considerations in architecture in the upcoming mid-term reviews on 6th May and 7th May. It is open for public!
2 May 2013
SECOND YEAR MID TERM REVIEWS
The Master Thesis Group presents their preliminary thesis in the upcoming mid-term reviews on 2nd May and 3rd May. It is open for public!