The University of Oulu Department of Architecture is hosting a seminar titled Generate - From algorithm to structure on the 30.10.2009. The seminar languages are Finnish and English.
The seminar focuses on the uses of algorithmic design methods in practice. The programme includes eminent international speakers: Michael Hensel (Germany), David Serero (France), Luis Fraguada (Spain), Martin Tamke (Denmark) and Markus Wikar (Finland). The Algorithmic Architecture Project Group will also be presenting their work. During the seminar we will also celebrate the opening of an exhibition on algorithmic architecture and the publication of Generate - from algorithm to structure. After the seminar there will be a party held at the Architects Guild House.
There are 300 places on the seminar. The first 150, in order of registration will receive a seat in the main auditorium. Another 150 places are available in an adjacent auditorium at Kulttuuritalo Valve where the seminar can be followed through a video link.
Luis Fraguada, Spain
Luis Fraguada is the Global Director of Live architecture Network (LaN), a practice focused on DIGITAL DESIGN + FABRICATION as a means of forwarding composite processes/collaborations driving architectural development. He investigates critical issues in architecture, design, and urbanism through various modes, including parametric design, scripting, and fabrication. Luis pursued his masters degree in architecture and urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory (DRL) in London. A post-graduate degree in Digital Architectural Production at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) brought Luis to Barcelona, where he is currently based. Luis is active in both practice and academia as a tutor of Design Scripting and Parametric Design at IAAC. Luisís specialities are Digital fabrication, computation and design, scripting, 3d modelling, parametric design, parametric modelling, graphic design and educational management.
Michael Hensel is an architect, writer and principal researcher in OCEAN and the Emergence and Design Group, as well as a board member of BIONIS (the Biomimetic Network for Industrial Sustainability), and co-founder and co-director of the Emergent Technologies and Design masters programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. He is also on the editorial boards of AD and JBE (the Journal for Bionic Engineering). He has taught, lectured, exhibited and published world-wide. Michael Hensel is one of the international team Ocean North, a design practice drawing on a wide range of disciplines, that is at the cutting edge of architectural and urban design thinking. With Achim Menges Hensel has edited publications like Morpho-Ecologies in 2006 and Versatility & Vicissitudein in 2008. He is currently working on the concept and content for a peer-reviewed architectural research journal that will focus on research by design.
David Serero received an Architecture Degree from Ecole d'Architecture Paris-Villemin in 1998 and a Master of Architecture from Columbia
University. Since 2000, Serero develops in New York and in Paris, projects combining research and design in the fields of architecture, landscape
design and urban planning. With a particular interest in generative design, digital manufacturing, fluid dynamics, crystallography, acoustics, genetics
and topographical manipulation, his work by weaving connections between these fields and architectural practice attempts to explore new and
multiples paths for architectural design. His work has been widely published and exhibited in shows at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), at the
Architectural League of New York, the Venice Biennale, and the Mori Museum in Tokyo.
Martin Tamke is an Assistant Professor in Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, school of architecture. He is also a member of CITA : Center for Information Technology and architecture. CITA is an innovative research environment exploring the emergent intersections between architecture and digital technologies. Identifying core research questions into how space and technology can be probed, CITA seeks to investigate how the current forming of a digital culture impacts on architectural thinking and practice.
Markus Wikar is a Helsinki based architect who is working with projects ranging from furniture design to urban planning. He received an Architecture Degree from Helsinki University of Technology. He has a growing interest in computational methods that can be used for creating architecture and visual art.