MARTA MALÉ ALEMANY & JOSÉ PEDRO SOUSA

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

the Architecture Class presents:

Designed Materiality - Public Lecture Series Winter Semester 2007-8
a series of lectures addressing the contemporary status of architecture in relation to material and design technologies.

ReD: Marta Malé Alemany + José Pedro Sousa: Computation and Materiality
Thursday, 14 February, 19h, Aula, Städelschule

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

As the last lecture in the series, Designed Materiality, the Architecture Class presents Marta Malé-Alemany and José Pedro Sousa.

Their practice, Research + Design, is an award winning architecture and digital fabrication studio that operates internationally from Barcelona and Porto, merging design and research both in practice and academia. The lecture “Computation and Materiality” is a short overview on the studio’s creative approach using digital technologies for the production of architecture.

The starting point of this presentation frames the studio’s particular agenda among current digital architecture trends. For ReD, technology is not considered as an end in itself, but as a powerful media to dramatically expand the designer’s universe of conceptual and material opportunities. Taking some examples from academic experiences, ReD will illustrate its interest in exploring interactive and recursive relations between digital design and fabrication technologies, since the early phases of the architectural project. In practice, the studio’s works reflect an interest in generating and controlling complex geometries, component differentiation and non-standard production, as well in rethinking and finding new applications for conventional materials in architecture. To illustrate these ideas ReD will present the projects XURRET System, MORSlide and the awarded MCity exhibition in the Kunsthaus Graz.

For more on ReD, see: http://re-d.blogspot.com/

The Städelschule Architecture Class Lecture Series is supported by the Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen.