This symposium was this weekend at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Some interesting presentations and discussions regarding new materials, construction methodologies and fabrication ideas.
Take a look through the links, lots of interesting information and ideas. All the talks were recorded, not sure if they are going to put them up online or not but they would be worth the watch if so.
Material Beyond Materials
Material Beyond Materials:
A Composite Tectonics Conference on Advanced Materials and Digital Manufacturing
960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, March 25, 6-8pm
Saturday, March 26, 10am-5pm
Fostering direct exchange between architects and companies invested in the field of advanced materials and fabrication technologies, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) hosts Material beyond Materials—a composite tectonics conference on advanced materials and digital manufacturing.
Taking place on the SCI-Arc campus in downtown Los Angeles, the two-day forum open to the public and the community at large will explore technological advances in composite materials, innovations in construction, and current design discourse—with some of the most important names in today’s building, fabrication and design industries.
Material beyond Materials combines progressive presentations in the fields of architecture, the arts, engineering and materials research. Conference participants will present and discuss their most innovative ideas, projects and positions concerning materials, technology and the impact on the architecture and construction disciplines and professions.
Michelle Addington, Professor, Yale School of Architecture
Hernan Diaz Alonso, Graduate Program Chair, SCI-Arc; Principal, Xefirotarch
Evan Douglis, Dean, Rensselaer Polytechnic; Evan Douglis Studio
John Enright, Undergraduate Programs Chair, SCI-Arc; Griffin Enright Architects
Andreas Froech, Owner, Machineous, Los Angeles
Marcelyn Gow, Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Partner and founding member, servo
Craig Hodgetts, Principal, Hodgetts+Fung Design and Architecture
Kurt Jordan, Structural Engineer specializing in composites, Jordan Composites Inc, Mill Valley, CA
Bill Kreysler, Founder and President, Kreysler & Associates
Mike Lepech, Stanford University
Greg Lynn, Faculty Member, UCLA and University of Applied Arts Vienna; Principal, Greg Lynn FORM
Urs Meier, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Achim Menges, Professor/Director, Institute for Computational Design, Stuttgart University
Eric Owen Moss, Director, SCI-Arc; Principal and Lead Designer, Eric Owen Moss Architects
Bill Pearson, Technical Director, North Technology Group
Wolfgang Rieder, CEO, Rieder Composites
Marcelo Spina, Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Founder and Co-Principal, PATTERNS
Ruben Suare, 3-Form Advanced Technology
Nader Tehrani, Professor and Head of Department, Architectural Design, MIT; Founding Principal, Office dA
Peter Testa, Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Principal, Testa/Weiser; Founding Director, MIT Emergent Design Group
Devyn Weiser, Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Principal, Testa/Weiser; Founding Director, MIT Emergent Group
Tom Wiscombe, Design Faculty SCI-Arc; Principal, EMERGENT
Panel 1: Integrating Complexity
Panel 2: Synthesizing Behavior
Panel 3: Performing Environments
Panel 4: Manufacturing Construction