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Laka Perspectives & International Design Awards

By | News | No Comments | May 31, 2018 Tags: , ,

A happy news from Los Angeles: the Laka Perspectives book receives an honorable mention in the International Design Awards! Many thanks for the Participants and all engaged in the preparation of the book, more information about the 1st volume: http://lakaperspectives.com/, and the 2nd (in progress) https://lakareacts.com/competition-2018/ Learn more about IDA 2017: https://idesignawards.com/winners/zoom.php?eid=9-18267-18  Laka Perspectives is a pocket-sized source of inspiration that outlines different views on the role of architecture, the connections between spatial interventions and their social outcomes, and the pathways…

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BART//BRATKE & Matthijs la Roi Architects: New Concert Hall

By | News | No Comments | April 22, 2018 Tags: , , ,

BART//BRATKE & Matthijs la Roi Architects proposal for New Concert Hall Nuremberg PROJECT INFO Location: Nuremberg, Germany Status: Design Proposal / Competition Entry Size: 17 000 m2 BART//BRATKE Design Team: Paul Clemens Bart, Marvin Bratke Matthijs la Roi Architects Design Team: Mattijs la Roi www.bartbratke.com www.matthijslaroi.com ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT The Nuremberg Concert Hall extends the historically rich heritage of the Meistersingerhalle and enriches the cultural city of Nuremberg with a unique musical experience in which music and space become one. Based…

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Laka Competition 2018 has started!

By | News | No Comments | April 4, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Laka invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of ‘architecture that reacts.’ The main focus of the competition is on the solutions that develop through a process of changes and adjustments. The subject of the competition is architectural, design, or technological solutions that are capable of dynamic interaction with their surroundings. https://lakareacts.com/competition-2018/ Schedule: ● Registration opens in April 2018 ● Early Registration (April 1st–June 1st): 50 USD ● Regular Registration (June 2nd–October 1st): 75 USD ● Late…

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Esmeralda Niño

By | Experts | No Comments | November 18, 2017

(Manufacturing and Industrial Engineer, Researcher, Co-founder of Zero Damage) Esmeralda Niño, M.S. is a Manufacturing and Industrial Engineer with seven years’ experience simulating the structural behavior and material’s properties of mechanical components across large, multitenant enterprises in Mexico such as General Electric, Takata CO., and Whirlpool, Inc. She also was a patent examiner at the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office of the University of Puerto Rico. In 2016 he teamed with Arch. Wilfredo Méndez and co-founded Zero Damage LLC,…

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Wilfredo Méndez

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(Architect, Researcher, Educator, Co-founder of Zero Damage) Wilfredo Méndez, M.Arch is an adjunct professor and researcher at the School of Architecture of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. In 2016 he teamed with Eng. Esmeralda Niño and co-founded Zero Damage LLC, a startup that engineers autonomous seismic-controlling systems that will allow creating buildings that behave like humans to improve earthquake-resilience. Since 2012, he has been leading multiple scientific investigations on bio-inspired building technology and disaster-resilience from within the Pontifical…

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Water&Architecture 2018 (with Hydropolis)

By | Accelerator | No Comments | August 12, 2017

More details on the program will be presented soon, so stay tuned! About Hydropolis – Centre for Ecological Education The exhibition is located in a historic, 19th century underground pure water tank, covering the area of 4,000 sq.m. The tank served its original purpose until 2011, when it was made defunct. After the required renovation and renewal, the facility was converted into Hydropolis. Hydropolis was opened in December 2015. It is the only facility of this kind in Poland and…

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Community&Habitat 2018 (with Fundación Organizmo)

By | Accelerator | No Comments | August 1, 2017

More details on the program will be presented soon, so stay tuned! Community & Habitat “Local Resources & Knowledge” (with Fundación Organizmo) About Fundación Organizmo Fundación Organizmo Design Build Centre of Sustainable Habitats is focused on community empowerment through local knowledge and resources. Organizmo develops educational models around green building techniques and alternative technologies. The foundation runs more than 30 workshops a year aiming at empowering community leaders who can be multipliers of these techniques and technologies, having an impact on…

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Agnieszka Labus

By | Experts | No Comments | August 15, 2016

(Architect, Urban planner, PhD Eng. Arch.) Dr. Agnieszka Labus is an architect and urban planner, assistant professor at the Department of Urban and Spatial Planning at the Faculty of Architecture at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. She gained experience during many internships at: USA (Berkeley), UK (London and Edinburgh), France (Paris). Initiator and CEO of the Laboratory of Architecture 60+ (LAB 60+), the first that type laboratory in Poland. The author of one book and many articles in scientific…

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Alberto T. Estévez

By | Experts | No Comments | November 20, 2016

(Architect, Art Historian, Ph.D of Sciences, Ph.D of Arts, Expert of Biodigital and Genetic Architecture, Founder of ESARQ /UIC/) Alberto T. Estévez – Architect (UPC, 1983), Architecture Ph.D. of Sciences (UPC, 1990), Art Historian (UB, 1994), Art History Ph.D. of Arts (UB, 2008): With professional office of architecture and design (Barcelona, 1983-today). Teaching in different universities for more than 25 years, in the knowledge’s areas of architectural design, architectural theory and art history, until founding the ESARQ (UIC, 1996), where…

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Aldo Sollazzo

By | Experts | No Comments | September 29, 2016

(Architect, Researcher, Expert in computational design and digital fabrication, Manager of Noumena) Aldo is an architect and researcher, expert in computational design and digital fabrication. Master in Architectonic Design in 2007, Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC [Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya] in 2012, Fab Academy diploma in 2014 in the Fab Lab Barcelona, Aldo is currently involved in several projects running in parallel. Since 2011, he is manager of Noumena, a young firm exploring multiscalar strategies from bits to…

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