lunes, febrero 04, 2008

[AP] Cross-Catalytic Architectures

Cross-Catalytic Architectures

Hay ciertos procedimientos arquitectonicos que se cruzan con otras ciencias. En especial proyectivas. Un proceso que es comun es el desarrollo de MODELOS o PROYECTOS. Estos modelos basicamente han plasmado un otro pensar de la realidad, solo pensemos que siempre la realidad se representa y no es un reflejo sino una busqueda certera de nuestra identidad, ese proceso hoy en dia se pone en JUEGO en CROSS-CATALYTICS ARCHITECTURES.

El encuentro se realizo en Slought Foundation y que hoy podemos DESCARGAR a traves de INTERNET. El encuentro estuvo dirigido por Eric Ellingsen, Aaron Levy y los expositores fueron:

Cecil Balmond is an internationally renowned structural designer, author and Deputy Chairman of the international, multi-disciplinary engineering firm Arup, as well as the Paul Philippe Cret Practice Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. One of his most recent projects is the 2006 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed with Rem Koolhaas. He is the author of Informal (Prestel, 2002), Number 9 (Prestel, 1998) and co-authored Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 with Toyo Ito (, Japan), and Unfolding with Daniel Liebeskind (NAI, 1997). Through his provocative designs in collaboration with leading architects and artists and eloquent writings, Balmond has put forward a dynamic and organizational approach to structure that is informed by the sciences of complexity, non-linear organization and emergence.

Peter Lloyd Jones is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Institute for Medicine & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Penn-CMREF Center for Pulmonary Hypertension Research. He has lectured widely on the impact of cellular ecology and microenvironments on tissue form and function, and has published in numerous textbooks and journals including Lancet, Nature Biotechnology, Langmuir and The Journal of Cell Biology. He uses an inter-disciplinary laboratory approach-ranging from 3-D in silico modeling to transgenesis-to decipher the epigenetic, non-linear role that the tissue microenvironment plays in the control of gene expression and cell behavior in development and disease. In 2003, he was awarded The American Physiological Societies Giles Filley Memorial Award for excellence in Respiratory Medicine.

Peter F. Davies is the Robinette Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Bioengineering, and Director of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) at the University of Pennsylvania. Noted for driving vascular pathology in innovative and important directions, his work has consistently taken an integrative and highly interdisiplinary approach to endothelial mechanotransduction in cardiovascular physiology and pathology. As a graduate student at Cambridge (1972-75) he was the originator of endothelial functional change in early atherogenesis, and in the US developed new directions for vascular cell communication, quantitative structure-function studies in living cells, and subcellular spatial mechanisms of endothelial mechanotransduction including a widely accepted model of decentralized signaling. Current research in his lab is directed at studies of multiscale spatial genomics that defines endothelial phenotypes as a function of regions of susceptibility to, or protection from, atherosclerosis (arteries) and calcification (heart valves). He is the author of >130 peer reviewed papers in cardiovascular, biomedical engineering, and basic science journals.

David Ruy is a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Director of Research of the Non-Linear Systems Organization (NLSO) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. He has previously taught at Princeton University School of Architecture and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Ruy is the co-director of Ruy Klein Architecture in New York City. Awards include the 1998 PA Architecture Design award in collaboration with Reiser-Umemoto & Jeffrey Kipnis for Water Garden, the Lowenfish Design Award, and a special citation from the Val Alen Institute for Architecture and Technology. His work has been published in Arquine, A+D, New Architecture, Tokyo Bay Experiments, Architecture and Science, and others. Recent projects include the Howland Lake Residence in Bedford, NY.

Jenny E. Sabin is a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and a member of the directing team for the Non-Linear Systems Organization (NLSO) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research and projects establish relationships between architecture, computation and weaving. Her interest in the materialization and structure of live data sets such as color, light and sound have lead her to investigate the binary mathematical sequence, the Fourier Series. These investigations question and engage the nature of woven frequency space within the greater scope of generative design and fabrication. Jenny recently collaborated with the Advanced Geometry Unit, Arup London on the exhibition entitled H_edge. She was recently invited to attend the 2006 Smart Geometry workshop and conference in Cambridge, UK and the Generative Components Summit in Prague, Czech Republic.

El trabajo es una postura trasndiciplinar sobre arquitectura, ciencias y pedagogia; los trabajos que cruzan finalmente esta linea de accion no vehiculan la metafora como practica estetica sino que los efectos son suficientes, para adjuntar cada uno de los elementos proyectuales. El proceso de CATALIZADOR acelera el cambio y el proceso natural de la interdisciplina .El rol de cada uno tanto de cientificos y arquitectos se esta redefiniendo y hoy es necesario pensar cuales son esos nueos MODELOS.

Slought Foundation, a non-profit organization re-thinking contemporary art, in conjunction with “Models,” a forthcoming 306090 book, is pleased to announce a special event on architecture and science with Cecil Balmond and Peter Lloyd Jones on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 from 6:00-7:30pm. This discussion will be moderated by Peter Davies, David Ruy, and Jenny Sabin.

The architects and scientists featured in this event conduct research and design projects that join architecture, science, and pedagogy. Their work develops according to “cross-catalytic” relationships in which their practices affect and are affected by each other. In this sense, the interdisciplinary nature of the work is becoming more than just a metaphor. Catalysts accelerate the rate of change in a system; they intensify a process. Nobel-prize winning Chemist Ilya Prigogine has described catalysis as agents “that modify the reaction rate without themselves being affected.” Cross-catalysis slightly alters the role that agents play in the catalytic process, such that all parties are involved in a dynamic interrelationship. Feedback loops emerge as disciplines develop new methods of research and practice.

Download the Conversation, "Cross-Catalytic Architectures," with Cecil Balmond, Peter Davies, Peter Lloyd Jones, David Ruy and Jenny Sabin

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