1. Architect graduated from Universidad de los Andes Bogota in 1986, and Master of Arts in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University in 1990, established his own practice in 1997. Professor at several Universities in Colombia and Chile, and lecturer at several international universities and institutes such as RIBA, The Royal Danish Academy, GSD Latin Association at Harvard University, Rice Design Alliance, Rome Architects Society and others among America and Europe.

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  2. Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects was established in Concepcion (Chile) in 2001 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. With a cross production between art and architecture, the studio has built a series of singular houses, art pavilions and residential buildings. The office has been awarded at the V Iberoamerican Biennial, at the XV Chilean Architecture Biennial and at the AR Awards for Emerging Architecture.

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  3. Mauricio Rocha graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, founding principal of Mexico City-based Taller de Arquitectura. Mauricio Rocha explores architecture through the thoughtful manipulation of proportion, volume, light and material. His work emphasizes the importance of the vernacular, craftsmanship, sustainability, and socially-responsible design.

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  4. Abstract:

    This lecture challenges the negative attitude towards technology and computation in general and digital fabrication in particular - an attitude that is still prevalent in certain architectural circles, and argues instead for a more receptive approach based on the ideas of Gilles Deleuze. The lecture goes on to look at some of the latest developments in digital fabrication, including two NASA sponsored research projects to develop a robot to fabricate structures on the Moon and Mars.

    Neil Leach

    Professor at the University of Southern California. He has also taught at the Architectural Association, Columbia GSAPP, Cornell University, Dessau Institute of Architecture and SCI-Arc, and is a regular contributor to IaaC. He is the author, editor and translator of 23 books, including Rethinking Architecture, The Anaesthetics of Architecture, Designing for a Digital World, Digital Tectonics, Digital Cities, Machinic Processes, Swarm Intelligence, Scripting the Future, Fabricating the Future and Camouflage. He has been co-curator of a series of exhibitions worldwide including the Architecture Biennial Beijing. He is currently a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Fellow working on robotic fabrication technologies for the Moon and Mars, and is working on a publication about Space Architecture.

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    Digital technology has widely expanded the solution space for architectural design. Powerful software tools allow the exploration of non-standard forms with intuitive user interfaces and computer-controlled fabrication equipment create customized building components at almost the price of mass-fabrication. But it is really all that simple? Designtoproduction partner Fabian Scheurer allows a peek behind the scenes of large scale digital fabrication in architecture.

    Fabian Scheurer

    (born 1969 in Munich, Germany) is founding partner of designtoproduction and leads the company's office in Zurich.

    After graduating from the Technical University of Munich with a diploma in computer science and architecture, he worked as assistant for the university's CAAD group, as software developer for CAD-provider Nemetschek, and as new media consultant for Eclat in Zurich.

    From 2002 until 2006 he studied the use of artificial-life methods in architectural construction as a member of Ludger Hovestadt's CAAD group at the ETH Zurich and managed to transfer the results to a number of collaborative projects between architects, engineers, and fabrication experts. In

    2005 he co-founded designtoproduction as a research group at ETH to explore the connections between digital design and fabrication.

    At the end of 2006 designtoproduction teamed up with architect Arnold Walz and became a commercial consulting practice, since then having implemented digital planning and production chains for projects like the Hungerburg-Funicular in Innsbruck (by Zaha Hadid), the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne (by SANAA), or the Centre Pompidou in Metz (by Shigeru Ban) and many others.

    Fabian Scheurer has taught as guest lecturer/tutor at the AA in London and the IAAC in Barcelona.

    Since 2012 he is lecturer for Digital Modeling and Production at HTW Chur (Switzerland).

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