Workshop2012alpha::Online Lectures

Posted on July 1, 2012 by paniba

Confirmed International Lectures online:

For the Agenda hours:
OnlineLecturer Greece Time Lecturer Time Countdown Time
“Mauro Costa” Monday 2July,
(Porto time 3pm) [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:00:00″]
“Eva Sopeoglou” Monday 2July,
(Canada time 11am) [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:00:00″]
” Ioannis Zonitsas” Monday 2July,
(Berlin time 3pm) [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:00:00″]
“Marianthi Leon” Wednesday 4July,
(London time 2pm) [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Wed, 04 Jul 2012 13:00:00″]
“Affonso Orciuoli/ Juan Pablo Quintero” Wednesday 4July,
(Barcelona time 5:30pm) [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Wed, 04 Jul 2012 15:30:00″]
“Eleni kolovou” Thursday 5July,
(Patras) [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:00:00″]
“Luis Fraguada” Thursday 5July,
(Caracas time 9:30am) [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:00:00″]
“Oriol Carrasco” Friday 6July,
(Barcelona time 3pm) [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:00:00″]
“Fabio Lopez” Friday 6July,
(Medellin time 9am) [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:00:00″]

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Affonso Orciuoli (São Paulo, 1966)  /
Brazilian-Italian architect holding a degree from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of Mackenzie University (São Paulo) based in Barcelona for 20 years. Also holds a MBA from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona, the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – UPC ETSAB – (Metropolis: Masters Program in Architecture and Urban Culture), and a PhD from the Higher Technical School of Architecture, International University of Catalunya – ESARQ UIC. He specializes in software applications in design (CAD), simulation (VR) and manufacturing (CAM), as teacher and researcher associated with various academic institutions. Some of his educational activities are: Professor of Applied Computing Architecture and the Master in Bio-Architecture ESARQ UIC, where he is co-responsible for Digital Architecture Workshop. Professor in the Master Project XXI of geometry into the built environment in the ETSAB UPC. Professor at the European Institute of Design and the LAI School of computer design courses. Professor of Graduate Design, Photography, Architecture at ELISAVA. Professor in the SoftObert School (center occupied by the Generalitat de Catalunya). Director of Toolingroup, an interdisciplinary research group which organized the workshop “Tooling”, bringing the design to digital manufacture. Scientific Member of SIGRADI group and research group ESARQ Genetic Architectures of UIC. Regular contributor to the Estudi d ‘Architecture, and Programming Experimental Disseny SEED and Course Design and Manufacture MedioDesign, both in Barcelona. He works also as a consultant with architectural firms, specializing in installation of systems, workflows and everything involving with design and / or digital manufacturing of information technology. His mission is to introduce a clear and transparent way of using information systems further applied to design, architecture and computation, speculating with OpenSource and NetWorking. He was guest lecturer to deliver classes and workshops in various schools and also writes regularly in different kinds of media.

Juan Pablo Quintero (Caracas, 1966)  /
Arquitecto graduado en la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas) en 1992. Becado por el programa “Premio a la Excelencia Antonio José de Sucre” por su alto rendimiento académico, cursa el Master en Historia y Crítica de la Arquitectura en la Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya UPC en 1994. Doctorando en el Departamento de Composición Arquitectónica de la UPC.Es fundador y director general del taller de diseño y fabricación digital MEDIODesign-Barcelona, desde 2001. Acumula una amplia experiencia en la manipulación de diversos materiales constructivos, enfocando su trabajo desde la investigación y el desarrollo de nuevas formas de utilización de los mismos, así como de su uso racional y eficiente. Ha impartido clases en la UPC y la ESARQ, y recientemente, en la Escola Superior de Disseny ELISAVA, y el Istituto Europeo di Design IED.  Es diseñador y productor de espacios y objetos y se desempeña simultáneamente entre el diseño de mobiliario, industrial, el interiorismo y la arquitectura.

SMD Arquitectes, Alba Armengol Gasull | CoDirector.
Alba graduated from architecture on 2009 at the EsArq UIC, Barcelona. After some time working on architecture offices got graduated from Advanced Design and Digital Architecure on 2011, from Elisava. She is interested in generative designs and also how can this design be implemented in an environmental friendly process. Also, the knowledge of computing allows her to design one step ahead and take profit of a digital fabrication process.

SMD Arquitectes, Oriol Carrasco | CoDirector.
Oriol graduated from architecture on 2009 at the EsArq UIC, Barcelona and  got graduated from Advanced Design and Digital Architecure on 2010, from Elisava. Declares himself fully interested on how to build/fabricate/prefabricate what you see in a computer screen as well he intends on working with material behavior and properties while designing. He’s expertise in digital fabrication became useful when started as instructor on the rhino fablab medio design

Eleni Kolovou,
dipl. Architect Engineer, University of Patras, Greece (2006). Currently pursuing a Master in Advanced Architecture at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (2009-present).  Published research work on lighting design. Field of interest in academic studies concern parametric design and digital fabrication. Professional career as freelance architect since 2006 with several built projects.

Mauro Costa,
PhD professor Mauro Costa is a Visiting Professor at ESARQ-UIC, ELISAVA and IaaC in Barcelona and FA-UTL and Lusíada in Lisbon. He holds a Ph.D., a Master in History of Architecture and Design, and a Master in Genetic Architectures: the New Cybernetic Design and the New Ecological Design from ESARQ-UIC, Barcelona. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from FA-UTL, Portugal. His research concerns the analysis of functional analogies between biology and architecture with special emphasis on mass customization based in sustainable processes that can be materialized using CAD/CAM methods.  Mauro Costa has organized and participated in several design and architectural competitions, among which a first and a third place in international competitions for the design of public buildings and urban solutions, as well as others honorable mentions. He has worked for as architect and space manager, developing and coordinating office-building designs and industrial building rehabilitations. He has published and participated in conferences and exhibits and collaborates with several international institutions, among which: eCAADe – Education for Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, EIN – International School of Bionics and Architecture, International Society for Architectural Innovation, Collegi d´Arquitectes de Catalunya, Generative Components from the Smart Geometry Group at Bentley, Fórum Barcelona, Bioma, High-Tech partners, McNeel Europe.

Marianthi Leon
PhD Researcher RGU, MSc Bartlett, Dip. Arch AUTh.
Marianthi has three years of professional experience as a Chartered Architect in Greece together with a solid educational background (Diploma in Architecture AUTh; MSc in Adaptive Architecture and Computation UCL, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies).She is currently undertaking a PhD in RGU, Scotland, on Computer Mediated Collaborative Environments and her academic interests are on co-design, BIM, virtual Environments, Programming and Participatory Design.

Luis Fraguada,
investigates critical issues in architecture, design, and urbanism through various modes, including associative design, scripting, and fabrication.  Luis’ architectural studies began at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he was able to begin exploring computational tools and theories which would lead him to choose this field as a specialty.  Luis pursued his master’s degree in architecture and urbanism (M.Arch) from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory (DRL) in London where he studied with Theodore Spyropoulos.  Luis chose this program for its intense use of computational tools and extensive physical prototyping of dynamic structures.  A post-graduate degree in Digital Architectural Production at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) brought Luis to Barcelona, where he is currently based.  The Digital Tectonics program, directed by Marta Malé-Alemany, allowed Luis to explore how scripting and digital tools can drive materials to be produced and manipulated via cnc machinery.

Luis’ professional experience is as varied as his academic endeavors.  Out of the experience of IaaC, Luis co-founded LaN | Live Architecture Network in 2007, a global consultancy forwarding associative design and fabrication.  LaN holds professional and academic workshops globally in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia which immerse participants in the latest fabrication technology and computational processes.  This format allowed Luis to collaborate and consult with structural engineers, scientists, choreographers, industrial fabricators, and of course, architects and designers.  In 2007, Luis took a position at Vicente Guallart Architects where he worked on several projects as computational expert, including the now completed Vinaros Sea Pavilion in Vinaros, Spain, and the Cultural Gate to Alborz in Tehran, Iran which is under construction.  Recognized as an advanced user of Rhinoceros 3D software, Luis began to teach courses in scripting and Grasshopper 3d in Barcelona and in conferences around the world for Robert McNeel and Associates. Luis’ teaching capacities brought him back to academia.  Luis is currently member of the Faculty of Architecture at IaaC as the principle computation instructor, focusing on the interface between computational processes and fabrication and has taught at the Advanced Design of Digital Architecture program (ADDA) directed by Jordi Truco at Elisava in Barcelona.  To date, Luis has taught workshops and courses in fifteen countries. Luis joined Built By Associative Data as an associate and the Director of the Barcelona office in 2010.  His time there was focused on the collection, generation, and classification of relevant data which was utilized to guide and formalize project decisions.  Luis currently consults and creates tools for private clients while broadening his research into fashion, product design, and gastronomy.

Fabio Lopez
Co-Founder/Development Director, Blokcad lab. Fabio Lopez was born in Pasto, Colombia. He finished his studies of architecture in 2004 at Piloto University in Bogota, he gained work experience, integral to his interests, at the established materials company ‘Alfagres’ early in his career. After relocating to London[UK], he was made partner of a small architecture firm, leading refurbishment projects. Following this he was appointed to the Columbian Ministry of Culture; Office of Cultural Tourism.  In 2010 he finished a masters degree in Barcelona at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in digital tectonics, where he developed the widely exhibited SAND(BOT), a small prototype robot which casts sand into habitable structures. Whilst at IaaC, Fabio became part of the fabrication team for the Fablabhouse project, completing the project in Madrid for the Solar Decathlon Europe.  Recently, Fabio returned to Colombia to develop his interest in recyclable material systems. He then co-founded his own material construction company, Blokcad Lab in 2011. As Director of development he leads the research on recyclable construction waste material into new (patent pending) structural and cladding blocks and tiles respectively. Fabio also currently holds a position in the Research & Faculty LEET (Laboratorio de Estudios y Experimentación Técnica) at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and team member at Rhino FabLab UPB.

Eva Sopeoglou,
Born in 1973 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La-Villette. Received an M.Arch in Emerging Technology from PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. From 1999 to 2004 practiced architecture in New York, notably for Bernard Tschumi Architects and the New Acropolis Museum in Athens. Since 2004 is a lecturer, visiting critic and adjunct teaching faculty at many academic institutions in Greece, namely at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Thessaly, the Democritus University of Thrace and the Hellenic Open University, teaching courses on sustainable design, architectural technology and design studios. Since 2006 is a visiting tutor, invited studio juror and teaching assistant at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Maintains an interest through professional practice, teaching and research on advanced technologies, digital fabrication, materials, sustainability, environment-sensitive structures, city ecology and urban design. Collaborates with brother Elias Sopeoglou at METALSO, a sheet metal manufacturing facility, designing and fabricating with cutting-edge CAD/CAM technologies. Currently a researcher at the Bartlett School in London, undertaking a PhD in digital fabrication and environmental design.