Sunday, April 09, 2006

People Talking About Architecture – 04.11.2006

Columbia University:
Mark Cousins - Architecture and the Lost Object: Home and Melancholia
6:30 PM - Avery Hall, Wood Auditorium
The director of History and Theory Studies and the Histories and Theories Graduate Programme at the Architectural Association Graduate School will speak on contemporary theoretical issues, from the perspective of his research in Psychoanalysis.

Pioneering Design Series - The Highline Design Team
6:30 PM -Tishman Auditorium - 66 West 12th street
The Highline Design Team - Robert Hammond (Friends of Highline), James Corner (Field Operations) and Ricardo Scofidio (Diller Scofidio+Renfro) discuss the progress being made on the preservation and re-use of the Highline, in New York. The Highline is an abandoned 1.5 mile elevated railway that runs along the West Side of Manhattan. Their goal is to convert the elevated rail structure to public open space.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
Ying-Chun Hsieh - Sustainable Construction in Community
6:30PM - Room 10-250

Harvard University:
Maxine Griffith - (Untitled Lecture)
6:00 PM - Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium

Woodbury Institute:
Marcello Spina - (Untitled Lecture)
6:30 PM - Design Center . 7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
The professor at SCI-Arc and founding principal of PATTERNS in Los Angeles will speak about recent work.

New York:
Eyal Nir - Zero-Dimensional Design
6:00 PM - Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
This lecture will presents ParaCloud, a design tool based on parametric point-clouds as design drivers. The novel approach of unfolding design complexity and creating schematic design interfaces is explored through case studies of generative design and fabrication. Mr. Nir is an architect and technology specialist with more than 10 years of experience in developing CAD solutions for complex systems in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.


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