Workshop2013Alpha::Online Lectures

Posted on April 10, 2013 by paniba

International Lectures online:

For the Agenda hours:
OnlineLecturer OnlineLecturer Greece Time Lecturer Time
Nicholas Waissbluth_Lecture

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Nicholas Waissbluth Sunday 7april,
(Vacouver time 7am)
Mauro Costa_Lecture
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Mauro Costa Saturday 6april,
(porto time 3:00pm)

Nicholas Waissbluth
M.Arch, MAA. Authorized Rhino Trainer

Nicholas Waissbluth is an Artist and Design-Architect from Canada. He has studied and worked throughout North America and Europe and in 2010 completed his postgraduate studies at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain- where he collaborated on the FabLab House. Combining advanced digital tools with traditional modes of craft, his work has included gallery exhibitions, public installations, as well as research and prototyping on fabrication techniques and material exploration. In the field of architecture, Nicholas has worked in Denmark, New York, Toronto and Vancouver, and continually collaborates with various firms on multi-scaled projects.

Nicholas has a strong emphasis in exploring various digital tools and computational technique in art and architecture. He has exhibited at the Interior Design Show West [Vancouver]; the ArtCity International Art + Architecture Festival [Calgary] and the annual alternative design show in Toronto [2006+2007+2012] and Winsor Gallery [Vancouver] and has been a member of the the selection committee for the annual computation conference, Smartgeometry [Troy, NY].

Currently Nicholas is based out of Vancouver, Canada and leads uA’s research into digital media and integrated fabrication.


PhD professor Mauro Costa is a Visiting Professor at ESARQ-UIC, ELISAVA, UPC and IaaC in Barcelona and FA-UTL, 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. Actually is responsible for the projects of several public and private buildings in Europe. 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, 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 and McNeel Europe.