Marjan becomes Associate Editor of Digital Architecture (specialty section of Frontiers in Digital Humanities and Frontiers in Built Environment)

Marjan becomes Associate Editor of Digital Architecture (specialty section of Frontiers in Digital Humanities and Frontiers in Built Environment) at Frontiers.

Member of the International Advisory Board of transMythologies.

Member of the International Advisory Board  of the new Masters Programme transMythologies at AUTh (Greece).

Advanced Design: Innovation and Transdisciplinarity in Architectural Design” is a four-semester Masters Programme at AUTh that has the ambition to establish an open and wide platform of long-term research and experimentation through architectural events of logos and praxis. Its Research agendas will be oriented towards contemporary issues regarding creativity, relevant innovation and design in the complex interface of geopolitics and ubiquitous computational logic. The research agenda for the academic year 2015-2016 has been defined under the theme of transMythologies (read a detailed description here).

For any information you may require please contact via e-mail:
advanced-design@arch.auth.gr

All mailed communication should be addressed to:
ADVANCED DESIGN: INNOVATION AND TRANSDISCIPLINARITY IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS 54 124 THESSALONIKI
GREECE

Member of the Scientific Committee of the upcoming IASS symposium

Marjan is member of the Scientific Committee of the upcoming IASS symposium that will take place from 17 to 20 August 2015 in Amsterdam the Netherlands.
IASS, the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, together with the Royal Dutch Institute for Engineers (KIVI) is co-organizing this yearly event. It is  a great platform to meet people who are researching, designing, calculating, coding, fabricating, and tumbling down all things shell and spatial.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 3rd ECAADE Regional International Workshop

Marjan is member of the Scientific Committee of the 3rd ECAADE Regional International Workshop, which will take place at the Department of Design of Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy) on 14-15 May 2015 during EXPO 2015.
http://www.phycolab.polimi.it/3-ecaade/


26.03.15: Body Building studio final presentations at REX|LAB, Exp.Arch. Innsbruck

26.03.15: Body Building studio final presentations at REX|LAB, Exp.Arch. Innsbruck
Digital architecture ss2015 for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale.
With Kadri Tamre, Bruno Juricic, Siim Tuksam, Sille Pihlak
, Perry Kulper, Josef Saller, Marjan Colletti.

https://www.facebook.com/TallinnArchitectureBiennale

Soft and reusable molds, robotic patternizing, porous casting...


24.-26.03.15: Gestalt vs Design

24.-26.03.15: Gestalt vs Design @ Exp.Arch. studio3, Innsbruck

Marjan and Wolfgang Fiel co-moderate the discussion on Gestalt vs. Design after the lectures of Frank Havermans, Moon Hoon, Josef Saller, Perry Kulper, Monika Gogl and Brigitte Mahlknecht.

At Labor, Exp.Arch. studio3, Innsbruck and
AUT Innsbruck. 
adambräu
lois welzenbacher platz 1
6020 innsbruck. austria

Nice event, great exhibition by Volker Giencke.

 



23.03.15: final review of Bartlett's Y1 Geometry and Computation Course by Prof. Robert Aish, Prof. Niloy Mitra and Justin Goodyer

23.03.15: final review of Bartlett's Y1 Geometry and Computation Course by Prof. Robert Aish, Prof. Niloy Mitra and Justin Goodyer, with critics: With Tasos Varoudis (Bartlett), Martha Tsigkari (Foster&Parnters), Frosso Pimenides, Marjan Colletti.


19.03.15: Bartlett Unit 9 crit

19.03.15: Bartlett Unit 9 crit: Skilled Contrivance in the Age of Technological Abundance

With Mick Brundle, Marjan Colletti, Lisa Finlay, Penelope Haralambidou, Claudia Orsetti, Sophia Psarra, Donald Shillingburg, James Ward, Victoria Watson

11.-12.03.15: Exp.Arch. organizes the Final Diploma/Masters Reviews, with invited guests Marcos Cruz and Oliver Domeisen.

11.-12.03.15: Exp.Arch. organizes the Final Diploma/Masters Reviews, with invited guests Marcos Cruz and Oliver Domeisen.

 

10.02.15: Lecture by Oliver Domeisen The Four Elements of Ornament: A Practical Theory for Contemporary Architecture

10.03.15: Hosting the Lecture by Oliver Domeisen The Four Elements of Ornament: A Practical Theory for Contemporary Architecture

Tuesday, 10. March 2015
7:00 PM at Exp.Arch. Innsbruck


Oliver Domeisen AAdipl is a London-based Swiss architect, ornamentalist, curator and academic. He is currently an elected Trustee and Hon Librarian of the Architectural Association and a Teaching Fellow of history and theory MArch at the Bartlett, UCL. He is also in the process of completing his RIBA funded research project The Four Elements of Ornament. In 2014/15 he was a Visiting Professor at the platform for Analogue and Digital Production/IKA at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; from 2001-2012 he worked as an Intermediate & Diploma Unit Master and History & Theory Lecturer at the AA, in 2013 as Curator of Contemporary Architecture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, from 1997 – 2000 as a Project Architect for Zaha Hadid, and since 2000 as director of dlm architectural designers ltd. His architectural portfolio includes projects such as the MAXXI museum in Rome, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Centre, the Nightlife world-tour stage set for the Pet Shop Boys, exhibition designs for the Hayward Gallery and the British Council as well as pods housing body-scanners for fashion brand Bodymetrics. As a curator he produced the Re-sampling Ornament exhibition and catalogue for the Swiss Architecture Museum Basel and Arkitekturmuseet Stockholm. He has lectured or taught at the V&A, Eikones Institute Basel, Yale University, Art Basel, ETH Zürich, the University of Sharjah, the Welsh School of Architecture, the Werner Oechslin Foundation, the AA, the Bartlett, the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna etc. Published writing can be found in numerous books and periodicals such as Archithese, Detail, SAM, Volume, A.D. etc.

E1 SS2015 @ Exp.Arch. Innsbruck

E1 SS2015 @ Exp.Arch. Innsbruck
We are happy to announce that Jaafar Chalabi (Chalabi Architekten & Partner Vienna) will run E1 design studio at Exp.Arch. Innsbruck, with Rames Najjar.
 


Programm:
Der Marktplatz am Innrain liegt zentral innerstädtisch und soll zu einem attraktiven - aktiven Stadtbereich entwickelt werden. Die neuralgische Situation der Fläche soll zu einem aktiven städtischen Portal / einer Agora umgewandelt werden und zu einer Aktivierung der Uferpromenade beitragen. Die Strategie einer Überdachung des Platzes, zielt neben einer Anbindung der Markthalle auf die Implementierung einer neu definierten Marktsituation mit komplementären Funktionen ab. Der konstruktive Leitgedanke soll bewegliche und transformative Oberflächen und daraus resultierende Raumbildungen entwickeln. Durch die parametrische Ermittlung einfacher bzw. komplexer Geometrien, sollen Form und Raum generiert werden. Die Korrelation von Geometrie, Formbildung und Konstruktion ist mit städtebaulichen Aspekten und der funktionellen Kontextualität in Einklang zu bringen. Darüber hinaus kann sich die Hyperfläche als mobiles Element transformieren. Es stellt als adaptive / reaktive Haut mehrschichtige, mobile Zwischenräume zur Verfügung und einen Puffer zwischen dem Außen und dem Innen bilden.

Guest professor Shajay Booshan for SS2015 at Exp.Arch. Innsbruck announced

We are delighted to announce Shajay Bhooshan as guest professor for SS2015 at Exp.Arch. Innsbruck.


Bio
Shajay Bhooshan currently, heads the research activities of the Computation and Design (co|de) group at Zaha Hadid Architects, London and works as a studio master at the AA DRL Masters program. He completed his Masters Degree AA School of Architecture, London in 2006.
His current responsibilities include developing design research and and maintaining computational platforms for the same at ZHA. He has taught and presented work at various events and institutions including Tensinet Istanbul '13, ICFF Bath ‘12 , Designers Gallery AU ’11, Design computation symposium AU ‘10 , simAUD ‘10 , Siggraph ‘08, Beyond Media Florence Frozen festival Amsterdam , Yale University , Universities of Applied Arts in Vienna, and Experimental Architecture in Innsbruck, and Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. Previously whilst at Populous, he played an active role in the completion of the 02 Arena within the Millennium Dome, Greenwich London, as also in the development of various design proposals for the Oval cricket stadium, London.

His Master’s thesis project, swarm city, was awarded the Royal Society of Arts (London) Head Trust award in 2006. His work has been published in various publications including simAUD 2011 proceedings , International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 art gallery), RSA Design Directions 2005/06 competition winners publication and Journal of Indian Institute of Architects.

http://drl.aaschool.ac.uk/
http://www.zha-code-education.org/
http://data-tribe.net/wework4her/

He will run EM1 studio Statics-aware robotic printing with Johannes Ladinig.


Research agenda
The studio will pursue research agenda combining technologies related industrial robotics arms and 3d printing. This itself is not novel as can be seen by the recent spate of interest amongst researchers and professionals alike. The usual method in all such endeavours is to print using a horizontal build-up of material. This approach, whilst being generically and widely applicable to a variety of geometries, often requires the integration of support structures that are removed subsequent to the printing. Thus the general applicability comes at the cost of printing time and also material inefficiencies. Alternatively, we pursue an approach similar to the recent proof-of-concept by Joris Laarman studio and IAAC, which prints spatially along a 3d curve. The further development of such an approach immediately necessitates research into geometric patterning and stable build-sequences to ensure structural equilibrium both during and after the printing process. This then will the research agenda of the studio.
 
Design agenda
We will seek to produce structurally motivated, spatial networks or graphs, by developing algorithms that learn from nutrient transport strategies employed by the simplest organisms such as slime-mold, roots and braches of plants etc. Such procedurally generated graphs will be augmented and refined against the research findings above.
The eventual goal of the studio will be to produce an appropriately scaled (1-1.5 m in height), physical prototype to demonstrate the feasibility of the research.
Shajay Bhooshan

Bio
Shajay Bhooshan currently, heads the research activities of the Computation and Design (co|de) group at Zaha Hadid Architects, London and works as a studio master at the AA DRL Masters program. He completed his Masters Degree AA School of Architecture, London in 2006.

His current responsibilities include developing design research and and maintaining computational platforms for the same at ZHA. He has taught and presented work at various events and institutions including Tensinet Istanbul '13, ICFF Bath ‘12 , Designers Gallery AU ’11, Design computation symposium AU ‘10 , simAUD ‘10 , Siggraph ‘08, Beyond Media Florence Frozen festival Amsterdam , Yale University , Universities of Applied Arts in Vienna, and Experimental Architecture in Innsbruck, and Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. Previously whilst at Populous, he played an active role in the completion of the 02 Arena within the Millennium Dome, Greenwich London, as also in the development of various design proposals for the Oval cricket stadium, London.

His Master’s thesis project, swarm city, was awarded the Royal Society of Arts (London) Head Trust award in 2006. His work has been published in various publications including simAUD 2011 proceedings , International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 art gallery), RSA Design Directions 2005/06 competition winners publication and Journal of Indian Institute of Architects.

http://drl.aaschool.ac.uk/
http://www.zha-code-education.org/
http://data-tribe.net/wework4her/

Y1 studio at Exp.Arch., Innsbruck

Y1 studio at Exp.Arch., Innsbruck
 Thomas Mathoy, Stefan Strappler, Oliver von Malm, Marjan Colletti


SS2015 Digital Architecture @ REX|LAB, Exp.Arch. Innsbruck

SS2015 Digital Architecture @ REX|LAB, Exp.Arch. Innsbruck
Kadri Tamre, Marjan Colletti

THEMA & ZIEL
Unter dem Titel “Body Building” wird ein Konzept verstanden, potenzielle architektonische Systeme
zu erörtern und diese durch Körpersysteme vom Mensch zu beschreiben. Das Ziel ist mit einer der
Systeme zu arbeiten, ein physisches Modell, einen Prototypen oder visuelle Installation zu entwickeln
um das Konzept zu beschreiben.

METHODEN
Für die Erstellung der Modelle und Prototypen werden die drei REX|LAB Roboter eingesetzt. Für Fabrikationsmethoden wird auf 3D‐Druck und Schlickerguss sowie auf Kombinationen dieser beiden konzentriert und sowohl mit elastischen, als auch harten Materialien gearbeitet (z.B. Silikon, Gips etc.). 

Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) is an international architecture and urban planning forum, organised by the Estonian Centre of Architecture. TAB introduces the culture of local architecture and looks at the contemporary as well as future challenges facing the profession.

Under the working title Self-Driven City, suggested by curator Marten Kaevats, TAB15 explores urban development and architectural design in the context of the third industrial revolution. TAB15 aims to turn Tallinn into a test-site for a future city, conceptualising and visualising the ideas and techniques how architecture might be built.

The Curator's Exhibition 2015 "Body Building" focuses on 10 international young architects, who are exploring the most innovative systems for advancing the art of building.

The exhibition is curated by architects duo Siim Tuksam & Sille Pihlak, exhibited at the Estonian Museum of Architecture.

AA VS @ REX|LAB, Exp.Arch. Innsbruck

AA VS @ REX|LAB, Exp.Arch. Innsbruck

AA VS Opener day - Alessandra Swiny & Michalis Georgiou (University of Nicosia)
AA VS Lectures day 1 - Robert Vierlinger (Bollinger-Grohmann) & Nathan King (University of Virgina)
AA VS Lectures day 2 - Stefan Holst (Transsolar) & Michael Reifer (Frener/Reifer)
AA VS Lectures day 3 - ERich Bernsteiner (Senova) & Keynote by Gregory Epps (RoboFold, Robots.IO)

Final crits with Pavlos Fereos, Georg Grasser, Marios Tsiliakos, Angelos Chronis,Nathan King, Gregory Epps, Bart Lootsma, Guenther Filz, Christopher Pierce, Tom Kovac, Erich Bernsteriner, Marjan Colletti