March 14

[VENUE] ECA West Court
[TIME] 5 - 7.30 PM

Carlos Bausa Martinez

Carlos Bausa Martinez

Carlos Bausa Martinez is an architect specialised in parametric design and digital fabrication and is currently working as Environmental Design Analyst at the Specialist Modelling Group at Foster and Partners.

His works links solar analysis data, ray tracing techniques and complex geometry modelling through algorithmic optimisation processes, to achieve architectural solutions that improves and control natural daylight levels inside built environments. His skills were also valued by companies such as Newtecnic, facade consultants based in London working at the service of Zaha Hadid Architects.

Earlier he became Master in Advanced Architecture at the IAAC Barcelona (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia), where he acted as a parametric design teacher. At the same time he also taught for the same school and the Institute of European Design. His professional expertise has been spread over different lectures and workshops between British and Spanish universities.

Amaravati assembly - Carlos Bausa Martinez

Project: Amaravati Assembly (India)

Lisa Finlay

Lisa Finlay

Lisa Finlay joined Heatherwick Studio in 2011. As Group Leader she is overseeing a series of projects including 1000 Trees, a 3 million sqft, mixed-use development next to Shanghai’s art district, the M50. The project includes retail, workspace, a hotel, parkland and the conservation of four historic buildings which have been integrated into the development. The first phase is under construction; due for completion in 2018.

Coal Drops Yard, a new retail quarter and public space in Kings Cross, London is also under Lisa’s supervision. She worked closely with the developer, heritage bodies and stakeholders to introduce a curving roof to stitch the historic coal drops buildings together – creating a third storey of retail and unifying heart to the site. The project is currently under construction and due for completion in 2018. Lisa founded 7N architecture practice in Edinburgh in 2009. Here she delivered two award winning projects in social housing and public realm, whilst leading large scale cultural-led regeneration projects for Scottish Enterprise, British Waterways and the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership.

In 2015 the studio created the role of Group Leader to support the growth in scale and number of its projects. Working with Thomas Heatherwick, Group Leaders are responsible for leading all aspects of a portfolio of projects from concept development through to delivery. They are also part of the studio’s senior management group, guiding business strategy, planning and process.

Matt King

Matt King

Matt King is associate director of T/E/S/S atelier d’ingénierie, which he co-founded in 2007 with Tom Gray and Bernard Vaudeville.

He qualified as an engineer from Leeds University, and is registered as a Chartered Engineer in the UK, where he is also a member of the Institute of Structural Engineers.

Matt King was involved in many projects working for Ove Arup’s New York office, including the Kingdom Trade Center, a 300m-high tower in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Joining RFR in 2002, he headed the structural studies for Strasbourg station’s new glazed envelope.

Since co-founding T/E/S/S, Matt King has, among other projects, managed the design of the steel structure for the Tour Phare at La Défense. He is currently responsible for the technical studies for the project to enlarge Créteil Cathedral and for the Parc des Ateliers in Arles. Involved right from the initial sketches in the technical design of Frank Gehry’s forthcoming Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, he is managing the design team working on the huge glazed sails that envelope the building. Matt King won France’s acclaimed 2012 “Grand Prix National de l’Ingénierie” for his role in the technical design of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Fondation Louis Vuitton - Matt King

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Phillip Eversmann

Philipp Eversmann

Philipp Eversmann is a registered architect in Munich and a professor at the University of Kassel, where he directs the Department of Digital and Experimental Design and Construction. He was Head of Education at the National Center of Competence in Research NCCR Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich from 2014 to 2016, where he created a new master’s programme focused on robotic technologies in Architecture.

As a visiting professor, he directed architectural research classes at the EPF Lausanne from 2011 to 2014, at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris from 2011 to 2014, and at the TU Munich from 2012 to 2014. He is an architect with a wide range of interdisciplinary experiences through his collaboration in various large-scale projects with architecture practices in France, Germany and the United States. In his independent practice he explores digital design principles in a range of different projects, competitions and small-scale structures. His work is based on establishing spatial connections by combining systems of associative geometry with effects of architectural perception and computational fabrication technology.

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April 25

[VENUE] 50 George Square
[TIME] 6.30-9 PM

Pablo Gil

I am an architect with 13 years postgraduate experience as a practitioner. After graduating in the Bartlett I worked for Andrés Perea, David Chipperfield Architects, Richard Rogers Partnership and Yael Reisner Architects, then started a company called GilBartolome Architectural Design Workshop with Jaime Bartolomé.

I am lately interested in the application of robotics to architecture and the analysis of animal organs to develop innovative dynamic systems in architecture. I am also very interested in neurophysiology of art, on the way in which humans perceive animals, on Paleolithic art and on the role of the Paleolithic cave as the first form of architecture. These interests led to a PhD in the Bartlett School of Architecture.

I also teach architecture at Univerisdad Europea de Madrid. Before I have taught in London Metropolitan University and Instituto Empresa. My recent project the House on the Cliff has been published globally both in architecture journals, newspapers, televisions and WWW media. I have recently completed two projects for a 30M per year airport in Pakistan and a large cargo terminal that are under construction.

Lahore Airport extension - [Pablo Gil, Foster and Partners]

Theo Dounas

Theo Dounas

Theodoros Dounas is an award-winning chartered architect and academic, investigating in computation and fabrication in architecture and design, with practice experience in complex buildings of all scales. He has been practising since 2004 with buildings, studies and competitions undertaken all over the world but mainly in Greece and China. He is the founding partner of the studio" "Adventurous Architecture". He is currently Learning Excellence Leader at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment in Aberdeen, Scotland.

He lived and worked in China for six years where he was one of the founding members of a new school of Architecture in Suzhou. He has been teaching in architecture schools and colleges in Europe and China for 13 years and has experience with basic and applied research in architectural design. His design and research work has been published internationally and he has received awards for teaching, research and architectural design. His main research deals with fabrication methods and conceptual computer generative tools in architectural design.

His latest projects include an innovative co-working space in Shanghai and an elevator test Tower in Kunshan.

Shaun Murray

Shaun Murray

Shaun Murray is a qualified architect and the director of experimental design studio ENIAtype, a transdisciplinary architecture practice founded in 2011 and gained his doctorate in architecture at Planetary Collegium, CAiiA hub of Plymouth University. Shaun is a Unit Master at the Architectural Association, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Landscape, University of Greenwich and a Masters Thesis Tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

He is the author of Disturbing Territories published by Springer in 2006 and has been published widely on his pioneering work in architectural drawing. He is the editor-in-chief of the international peer-reviewed architectural design journal entitled Design Ecologies, which is published biannually through Intellect Books. Current work on Tellurian Relics in the River Thames is published in Architectural Design in March 2018 entitled Celebrating the Marvellous: Surrealism in Architecture. Shaun will also be exhibiting and talking at the Unmoored Cities: Radical Urban Futures and Climate Catastrophes, organised by UCL Urban Laboratory on 25 May 2018.

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May 16

[VENUE] 50 George Square
[TIME] 6.30-9 PM

Henriette Bier

Henriette Bier

After graduating in architecture (1998) from the Technical University Karlsruhe, Henriette Bier has worked with Morphosis (1999-2001) on internationally relevant projects in the US and Europe.

She has taught digitally-driven design (2002-2003) at universities in EU and since 2004 she mainly teaches and researches at the Technical University Delft (TUD) with focus on computational design and robotics in architecture. She is initiator and leader of the Robotic Building group and cofounding member of Delft Robotics Institute.

Henriette Bier - Hyperbody

Urs Hirschberg

Urs Hirschberg

Urs Hirschberg is professor for the representation of architecture and new media at Graz University of Technology and the founding director of TU Graz’ institute of architecture and media (IAM). Having served as dean of the TU Graz faculty of architecture from 2004 to 2013, he is currently director of the TU Graz field of expertise ‘Sustainable Systems’, one of the five fields of cross-disciplinary research that define the university’s research profile.

Urs Hirschberg received his diploma in architecture and his doctoral degree from ETH Zurich. After holding positions as research assistant and lecturer at ETH Zurich and as assistant professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design he became a full professor at the faculty of architecture of Graz University of Technology in 2002.

In his research he explores ways in which creative collaboration and the use of new media can enhance architectural design and production and augment our built environment. One main focus of his team at IAM is architectural geometry and digital fabrication. IAM master level design studios have a tradition of designing and building digitally fabricated 1:1 projects. Recent research projects include “Nonstandard Architecture” and “Augmented Parametrics”, both funded by FWF, the Austrian Science Foundation.

An active contributor to the field of Computer Aided Architectural Design in research, Urs Hirschberg has published in Journals and edited resp. contributed to several books. He is a founding editor of GAM, the Graz Architecture Magazine, an internationally distributed peer-reviewed bilingual magazine about architectural research. From 2009 until 2013 he served on the council of EAAE, the European Association for Architectural Education, of which he was president from 2012-13. He is a founding member of ARENA the Architectural Research European Network Association and a founding editor of AJAR, the ARENA Journal of Architectural Research.

Twist Pavilion Feb 2018

Manuel Jimenez García

Manuel Jimenez García

Manuel Jimenez García is the co-founder and principal of MADM design, a computational design practice based in London, and co-founder of the robotic manufacturing startup Nagami, based in Avila, Spain. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), and has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Vitra Design Museum (Weil-am-Rhein), Canada´s Design Museum (Toronto), Royal Academy of Arts (London), Kursaal Museum (San Sebastian), Zaha Hadid Design Gallery (London) and Clerkenwell Design Week (London).

Alongside his practice, Manuel is a lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL (London). He is programme director of MSc/MRes Architectural Computation (AC), co-founder Design Computation Lab and curator of Plexus, a multidisciplinary lecture series based on computational design. He studied Architecture in Madrid and graduated from DRL at the Architectural Association.

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Gilles Retsin

Gilles Retsin

Gilles Retsin is an award winning London based architect, designer and educator. His work is interested in the impact of emerging technologies on the core principles of architecture. His practice has developed numerous provocative proposals for international competitions and commissions - such as the recently completed pavilion for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale in Estonia.

His work has been acquired by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and he has exhibited internationally in museums such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein and the Zaha Hadid Gallery in London. He is Program Director of the B.Pro Architectural Design (AD), and co-founder of the Design Computation Lab at UCL the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Gilles Retsin studied architecture in Belgium, Chile and the UK, where he obtained a masters from the Architectural Association (AA) in London.

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