Emerging Technologies in Architecture with AIA CNY

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Thursday, September 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
FREE with Museum Admission

Hosmer Auditorium
Everson Museum

Counterfactual Worlds: Designing Beyond Existing Materials The work of Aptum focuses on the synthesis of computation, fabrication, and environmental systems as methods to question material properties and behaviors of architectural elements in order to make process and performance instrumental to form-making. In our office, we pose critical questions that lead to new approaches for architectural design; unpacking the relationship between materials, methods, and the environment by not designing for existing materials, but designing beyond them. Rather than exploring existing materials to find the best way to construct a premeditated form, we strive for design that derives from a material and its process of transformation. And with the rapid development of new materials and technology, designing beyond the material affords our office agency to critically engage with the environment and bring a new imaginary to form-making.


A New Robotic Brutalism HANNAH leverages and augments ordinary technology for material, spatial, and cultural experimentation in built projects acrossscales. The work is driven by - and biased towards - tectonic and material explorations in architecture. The lecture will present design projects and research surrounding: material misuse, forms, construction, concrete, DIY robots, trees, tool-paths, and building. Teasing out deliberate idiosyncrasies in the technology and fabrication methods, the practice finds non-guilty pleasure in the formal and material expressions of experimental architecture that oscillates between digital and analog processes of construction.

Post Date

Sep 5th 2019