16:00, JUNE 19, Lecture: Abiogenetic Architecture – Notes toward design method by Phillip Beesley

Lecture of Philip Beesley from Living Architecture Systems Group organised by Robotic Building and Crossing Parallels takes place June 19th, 16:00 @ Room R, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft

New projects by the Living Architecture Systems Group will be presented, providing detailed illustrations of prototypes and offering design methods that could be applied to contemporary design. These ‘living labs’ harness emerging technologies into a responsive, breathing, sentient architecture by combining detailed artificial fabric systems from fashion and heavy structures from architecture. Newly invented structural systems combine mechanics, sound, light, and filtering systems using artificial intelligence and synthetic biology. The work evolves through collaborative exchanges with an international network of scientists, engineers, and artists including Atelier van Herpen and Salvador Breed of [1] 4DSOUND in Amsterdam, University of Waterloo researchers, engineer lead Rob Gorbet, and the main Living Architecture Systems studio in Toronto.

Philip Beesley, FRAIC, RCA, OAA (1956, Canadian) is an architect and multidisciplinary artist. His next-generation intelligent environments are recognized for their innovative, nearly-living qualities. He leads Living Architecture Systems (LAS), an international research consortium at the University of Waterloo where he is a professor. He holds degrees in Visual Art and Architecture, apprenticed in instrument making, and represented Canada at the Venice Biennale for Architecture (2010).