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Thursday, April 28, 2011
ARCHITECTS TALK: KAS OOSTERHUIS & TOMASZ JASKIEWICZ
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Lecture/Debat/symposium | The Dépendance, Schieblock - | 28/04/11 20:00 - 22:00
How can we effect the shift from a static architecture to a dynamic and interactive architecture? In this Architects Talk, architect Kas Oosterhuis from the Rotterdam based practice ONL unfolds his theory of an architecture founded on the principles of swarm behaviour. Based on the idea of customised industrial production, this involves designing building components as active actors which enter into a real-time interaction with users. What are the consequences of this theory for the way we organize the design and manufacturing process? At Oosterhuis’s invitation, the architect and PhD candidate Tomasz Jaskiewicz will talk about the ecology of interactive objects. The development of ProtoNET takes centre stage in his lecture. Besides providing an introduction, Deborah Hauptmann chaired a discussion with these designers.
Oosterhuis wrote about this theory in his most recent book, Towards a New Kind of Building, which was recently released by NAi Publishers. During this evening’s presentation Oosterhuis will illustrate his theory using several realised projects, in the form of an interactive lecture. You, the audience, can choose from a pool of 70 illustrations presented by Oosterhuis, who will weave his narrative around the selection you make.
The NAI’s monthly 'Architects Talks' focus on the practice of the designer – as a design praxis that gives consideration to inspirations, aspirations, motivations, the conceptual context and positioning rather than a praxis understood as a collection of realised buildings or projects.
This Architects Talk is part of a series of lectures, debates and presentations that is dedicated to one of the key themes of the Architecture of Consequence innovation agenda: Time and its interrelationship with architecture.
Architect Kas Oosterhuis founded together with visual artist Ilona Lénárd founded the ONL (Oosterhuis_Lénárd) bureau in 1990. They specialize in the construction of large-scale sculptural buildings. Kas Oosterhuis also works as a Professor of the Practice at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and established the independent Hyperbody research group. He also oversees the recently opened protoSPACE laboratory for immediate design and engineering.
Tomasz Jaskiewicz is a Polish architect and urban designer, and academic researcher and educator at TU Delft. He studied Architecture and Urban Planning at TU Gdansk in Poland. He obtained his master degree in Architecture at the Hyperbody group at TU Delft, with a thesis on a real-time participatory urban planning toolkit “Paracity”. In following years he joined the architecture firm ONL. In 2007 he has started his PhD research at TU Delft, in which he focuses on the application of multi-agent models to creation of evolving interactive architectural ecosystems.
When & Where
Thursday April 28, 2011
Start: 8.00 pm. Doors open: 7.30 pm
Location: De Dépendance, Schiekade 189 Rotterdam
Entrance Fee: €5. Students €3. Free for Friends of the NAI.
Please keep in mind: tickets can only be payed in cash