A video recording of the lecture given by Michael Webb entitled – 'Windscreens, Picture Planes and Imaginings' – as part of the Bartlett International Lecture Series on 11 January 2011.
English architect Michael Webb was a founding member of the 1960s Archigram Group, a collection of six young architects who were determined to shake up what they saw as a stodgy British architectural profession. Using a magazine format, Archigram promoted a radical rethinking of the concept of architecture, using inflatable structures, clothing-like environments, bright colors and cartoon-like drawing techniques that followed contemporary graphic and technological trends.
A video recording of the lecture given by Josep Miàs titled 'Looking through new iGuzzini Spain HQ' as part of the Bartlett International Lecture Series on 6 December 2011.
The lecture featured the new iGuzzini Illuminazione España SA Headquarters in Barcelona by MiAS Architects, which has been at the forefront of the Catalan architectural scene. The building, located in the middle of a highway crossing, has a hybrid role in terms of landscape and presence, as it emerges illuminating through the trees. Its main achievement is the visionary structural system: the whole building stands on a single vertical element containing a patio (formed by five double pillars). Due to this optimisation of the structure, the building floats and the floors get released from the inner structure. As a result, natural light reaches every point of the project, and the artificial light, used at night, transforms the volume in a reference lighthouse.
Josep Miàs obtained the title of Architect in 1992 by the Superior School of Architecture of Barcelona, Technical University of Catalunya (ETSAB UPC). From 1990 to 2000 he worked in Enric Miralles' office as an associated architect. In 2000 he created MiAS ARCHITECTS, his own office. His work, intensely developed as a craftwork, has been awarded several times (Barcelona City Prize, Catalonia Construction Award, etc). He has taught Architecture and has given lectures in Universities all over Europe, US and South America.
Sensible Bodies - architecture, geometry, and desire
"SPAN architecture & design, the architects of the Austrian Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, is constructing an epistemological framework from practice and procedures that are based on the newly acquired knowledge that we increasingly dominate through science and technology. The result does not come from a formal effort, but rather as a consequence of a union of evolutionary attempts based on very rigid design procedures. These involve a software approach that goes beyond the tool itself, leaving space for a true ecology of digital thinking: an achievement that dispels techno-enthusiasm and opens the door to something that might really become a certainty in the future.
SPAN architecture & design’s research highlights how to go beyond beautiful data to discover something that could be defined voluptuous data. This coagulation of numbers, algorithms, procedures and programs uses the forces of thriving nature and, passing through the calculation of a multi-core processor, knits them with human desire."
Adrian Lahoud is an architect, urban designer and researcher. Through private practice, teaching and doctoral research, he explores the disputed, conflicting and often paradoxical transformations of cities.
This is a video of Adrian Lahoud's lecture as part of the International Lecture Series at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in October 2011.