sexta-feira, 8 de janeiro de 2010

Master: Advanced Design of Space and Materials.

Call for collaborators Open Up Workshop: projects for the digital façade of Medialab-Prado

Deadline: February 8, 2010
Dates of the workshop: February 9 through 23, 2010
Venue: Medialab-Prado in Madrid (Spain)
Join us for the Open Up international workshop! This event is focused on the development of 8 selected projects for the digital façade in Medialab-Prado cultural center's building. The goals of the workshop are to explore the relationship between the urban screen and public space, to experiment with the screen’s communicative, narrative and visual capacities, and to investigate its potential to offer new forms of participation.
According to its field of interest, each collaborator can be part of any team, bringing his/her knowledge and ideas to the workgroup and, at the same time, learning from the group and the teachers: Jordi Claramonte, Chandler McWilliams, Casey Reas, and Víctor Viña. Directed and coordinated by Nerea Calvillo.
For residents out of Madrid, Medialab-Prado will cover for the stay of a limited number of participants at a Youth Hostel during the workshop.
No entry fees.

Advances in Architectural Geometry. CALL FOR PAPERS

Geometry lies at the core of the architectural design process. It is omnipresent, from the initial form-finding stages to the final construction. Modern geometric computing provides a variety of tools for the efficient design, analysis, and manufacturing of complex shapes. On the one hand this opens up new horizons for architecture. On the other hand, the architectural context also poses new problems to geometry. Around these problems the research area of architectural geometry is emerging. It is situated at the border of applied geometry and architecture.
This symposium will bring together researchers from the fields of architecture and geometry to discuss recent advances in research and practice and to identify and address the most challenging problems. We aim at connecting researchers from architectural practices and academia. The event consists of two parts, two days of hands-on workshops followed by two days of oral and poster presentations in conference style, including four keynote speakers.
Advances in Architectural Geometry is planned to be the premier venue for disseminating new research ideas and cutting-edge results at the interface of geometry processing and architectural design. This emerging area draws from architectural design, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering.
We are in particular inviting submissions related to the following topics:
* geometric methods for architectural design and manufacturing
* digital fabrication techniques in architecture and engineering
* design and fabrication optimization in construction
* approximation and meshing of freeform geometry
* applied discrete differential geometry
* geometric aspects of visualization
* interactive techniques
* digital reconstruction
* simulation

quarta-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2010

eCAADe 2010: Future Cities

For the first time in human history, more than 50% of the world's population lives in urban regions. Cities are the larges, most complex, and most dynamic man-made systems. They are vibrant centers of cultural life and engines that drive the global economy.
Contemporary cities are environmentally, socially, and economically unsustainable. The quality of urban life is threatened by such factors as pollution, rising temperatures, limited resources, congestion, social inequalities, aging of large sectors of the world population, poverty, informality, crime, and economic imbalances. The overall planning of future cities is a challenge that can only be faced by interdisciplinary teams combining multitudes of backgrounds and expertise.
The focus of the eCAADe 2010 conference is that of tools, methods, and theories that support the new design of new cities and the transformation of existing cities. Authors are encouraged to submit their most recent research, teaching, practice and experience reports, or novel applications relating to topics of the eCAADe 2010 conference.