Frank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger Architekten
1 Oct 2010
Mackintosh School of Architecture FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES (FLS)
Frank Barkow studied architecture at Montana State University and the Harvard GSD. He was a former Unit Master at the Architectural Association. He has recently taught at the EPFL in Lausanne, Harvard GSD, and University of Wisconsin in conjunction with his firm winning the Marcus Prize for Architecture.
In 1993 Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger founded their practice in Berlin. Their interdisciplinary, discursive attitude allows their work to expand and respond to advancing knowledge and technology. Recent projects include a gatehouse and factory-campus event space in Stuttgart Germany and the TRUTEC Office Building in Seoul. Current research projects have focused on digital laser cutting, infra light concrete, facade systems, space frames, and ceramic elements. Current projects in Berlin include a new master plan for Bayer Schering Pharma and a high rise near the main train station for Vivico Developments.
Barkow Leibinger’s research work was included recently in the 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice, Arsenale Show, and was shown at the Architectural Association in London and 032c Gallery in Berlin in conjunction with the publication of the catalogue “An Atlas of Fabrication”. Their work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, New York where it is currently on display, the Heinz Architecture Center, Pittsburgh, and the Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt.
Hosted by The Mackintosh School of Architecture, these lectures look beyond buildings and make connections between architecture and wider issues like culture and the urban environment. This year's theme for FLS is "Architecture and..." Guest lecturers have been invited to develop their respective lectures under themes that expand the subject of architecture beyond merely buildings to include other related disciplines in ways that mirror the scope of contemporary practice. The talks will establish relationships ranging in scale from the vastness of cities and urban environments through to the more immediate interaction involved in precision manufacturing processes. With the distinct personal perspectives of our guests, experiences operating in diverse local, national and European contexts, there is something for everyone's interest.