Marie-Ange Brayer at IaaC
Lecture: “Naturalizing Architecture”
21st of May // 19:30 // IAAC Auditorium // C/Pujades 102 BARCELONA
Since 1996, Marie-Ange Brayer has been director of the Centre Regional Contemporary Art Collection [FRAC, Centre] in Orléans, France, where the collection is channelled towards the linkage between art and research architecture. The FRAC Centre has been putting together a collection to do with architecture in its utopian and experimental dimension, from the 1950s up until the present day. In 1999 she founded with Frédéric Migayrou the Orléans International Architectural Conference, ArchiLab, which brings together younger international practitioners involved in the latest forms of architecture.
In 2002, M.-A. Brayer was appointed with Béatrice Simonot as curator of the French Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture’s 8th International Exhibition of Architecture. In 2008, she was associate curator of the 3rd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville (BIAC) for the “Youniverse” exhibition, with Peter Weibel as general curator. In 2013, she will curate ArchiLab « Naturalizing the architecture » with Frederic Migayrou. Art and architecture critic, Marie-Ange Brayer has published numerous articles in her domain in magazines and catalogs .She is currently working on a doctorate treating the architectural model since the Renaissance by tracing the history of its representation at the EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) in Paris.
Posted in Lecture Series, Uncategorized Tagged 2012-2013, Advanded Architecture, barcelona, FRAC Centre, lecture, MAA, Marie-Ange Brayer, master Barcelona, master in advanced architecture, master in Architecture, open lecture, spring lecture series, theory
During the last weekend, IAAC students participated in the Advanced Structures Workshop, leaded by Manja van de Worp and framed in the Advanced Structures Seminar. The workshop consisted in applying all the mechanisms and tools (Karamba) learned in the four days in which the Advanced Structures Seminar took place. The whole Saturday and Sunday, the students developed different research studies, in which the main aim was to clearly understand the behavior of an Advanced Structures. To reach this goal, students applied a constantly switching methodology between a physical model approach and a virtual model approach. On Sunday night students presented the results of their research in front of a jury composed by several teachers and specialists in the Advanced Structures field.
Posted in MAA 2012-2013, Uncategorized Tagged 2012-2013, advanced structures, Advanded Architecture, barcelona, calculation, experimental structures, Karamba, MAA, Manja van de Worp, master Barcelona, master in advanced architecture, master in Architecture, structure
IAAC Students developed this amazing projet within the IAAC OTF program: MATAERIAL, the revolution in 3d printing! Also published in DEZEEN.
“MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. IAAC tutors representing Open Thesis Fabrication Program provided their advice and professional expertise. During the course of the research we developed a brand new digital fabrication method and a working prototype that can open a door to a number of practical applications. The method that we call Anti·gravity Object Modeling has a patent-pending status.” Saša Jokić and Petr Novikov
Posted in Student Research, Uncategorized Tagged 2012-2013, 3D Printing, Advanded Architecture, barcelona, kuka, MAA, master Barcelona, master in advanced architecture, master in Architecture, Open Thesis Fabrication, patent, prototyping, robotic fabrication
Lecture “Material Computation in Architecture”
3rd of June // 19:30 // IAAC Auditorium // C/Pujades 102 BARCELONA
Achim Menges, born 1975, is a registered architect and professor at University of Stuttgart where he is the founding director of the Institute for Computational Design (since 2008). In addition, he has been Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (2009-10), at the AA School of Architecture in London (2009-current) and at Rice University in Houston (2004). Achim Menges graduated with honors from the AA School of Architecture in London (2002) where he subsequently taught as Studio Master of the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program (2002-09) and as Unit Master of Diploma Unit 4 (2003-06).
Achim Menges practice and research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of morphogenetic design computation, biomimetic engineering and computer aided manufacturing that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment. His work is based on an interdisciplinary approach in collaboration with structural engineers, computer scientists, material scientists and biologists. Achim Menges has published several books on this work and related fields of design research, and he is the author/coauthor of numerous articles and scientific papers. His projects and design research has received many international awards, has been published and exhibited worldwide, and form parts of several renowned museum collections.
Next lectures at IaaC:
Marie-Ange Brayer on the 21st of May and Stefano Boeri on the 23th of May
Today’s theory duet focused on the re-postioning of architecture and architecture theory in the contemporary society, in particular through the editorial experiences of Axel Sowa (Candide) and Ricardo Devesa (DC Papers).
Posted in Lecture Series, Uncategorized Tagged 2012-2013, Advanded Architecture, Axel Sowa, barcelona, lecture, MAA, Manuel Gausa, master Barcelona, master in advanced architecture, master in Architecture, open lecture, Re-Position, Ricardo Devesa, spring lecture series, theory Course
Tomorrow (14th of May) at 18.30 there will be a Duet lecture with Axel Sowa (Candide, http://www.candidejournal.net/) and Ricardo Devesa (DC Papers, http://upcommons.upc.edu/revistes/handle/2099/1800).
Candide and DC Papers are both online journals revolving around the concept of questioning and communicating architectural knowledge.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 2012-2013, Advanded Architecture, Axel Sowa, barcelona, lecture, MAA, Manuel Gausa, master Barcelona, master in advanced architecture, master in Architecture, open lecture, Re-Position, Ricardo Devesa, spring lecture series, theory Course
Join us to Master in Advanced Interaction Final Presentation of the Studio “Close to the Body” tutored by Oscar Tomico and Marina Castan!
In collaboration with TU/e and ESDI
We wait for you at IAAC at 18:00!