Experimental Architecture Biennial - Volume#2: New Manifesto

After the industrial revolution, the digital evolution and in today´s postdigital era, we try to explore and understand the origin of logic and techniques of architecture, design and art through science, nature, technology and human resources. We focus on speculative and digital coded realms based on algorithms, new synthetics and generative methods, which are able to expand the custom formal language and approach in design. We create a new range of tools that are able to disrupt, optimize, simulate and create coherent emergence of new beginnings of human’s perception.

– Martin Gsandtner

The main focus of this exhibition and symposium is on digital culture, new topics related to digital paradigms of 21st Century and looking forward for new creative visions in Architecture, Design and Art.

Exhibition opening:
3rd September 2015
19:00

Exhibition:
4th September 2015
until
18th October 2015

Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera
Betlémské náměstí 5a
110 00 Praha 1

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday – Sunday:
11:00 – 19:00

Opening Party:
3rd September 2015, 20:00

with
Kittchen
and
Elad

Selected Exhibitors Manifesto

Experimental Architecture Biennial Symposium - Volume#2: New Manifesto

Symposium Schedule

08:45 – 09:30
09:30 – 09:40

09:40 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:20
11:20 – 12:10

12:10 – 13:00

13:00 – 13:50
13:50 – 14:40
14:40 – 15:30

15:30 – 15:45
15:45 – 16:15

16:15 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:15

Symposium Registration
Symposium Opening

Anastasios Tellios
Stefan Rutzinger
Jose Sanchez

Lunch

Gilles Retsin
Roland Snooks
Eric Goldemberg

Performance on 1-string electric bass quitar
Coffee Break

Jindrich Raftl
Adam Vukmanov

Address
Nákladové nádraží Žižkov
Jana Želivského 2
130 00 Praha 3

15th September 2015
08:45 – 17:15

Admission
student / 100.00 Kč
adult / 200.00 Kč

Registration

Experimental Architecture Biennial - Volume#2: FOLDED TOPOLOGIES Workshop

2. – 4. October 2015

Location: Nákladové Nádraží Žižkov, Jana Želivského 2, 130 00 Prague
workshop fee: 1000 CZK (price includes material and laser cutting)

Organiser: Exprimental Architecture Biennial vol.#2
Tutor: Adam Vukmanov

Registration: folded.topologies@gmail.com

Human necessity to understand complex behaviors in nature is one of the gears that has been driving development of computation and technology in last 60 year. The ability to easily simulate physical processes and interactions of materials has brought architectural discipline closer to computer science and engineering, and having the chance to utilize these tools in early phases of design, architects can now generate a whole new set of topologies in service of performance and immediate fabrication.

Folded Topologies workshop will explore the relationship between physical properties of EVA sheets (Ethylene vinyl acetate) and its digital surface counterpart behavior through simulated folding mechanism. Participants will be learning dynamic simulation in Autodesk Maya using nCloth and animation as well as comparing digital results with physical models before applying their method and design on small competition project for the final outcome. The workshop outcome is in form of small scale installation created with white EVA sheets. Depending on number of participants, proposals will be individual or by group from which the most successful design will be chosen for fabrication.

Requirements:
Personal laptop with preinstalled Autodesk Maya (trail version or student edition is sufficient) and/or Rhinoceros, cutters. Basic knowledge of Maya is recommended, but not essential for the workshop.

Experimental Architecture Biennial Team

  • Martin Gsandtner
    Founder & Curator
  • Imro Vaško
    Founder & Curator
  • Klára Pučerová
    Production & Coordinator
  • Ondřej Pokoj
    Production & Coordinator
  • Dan Merta
    Gallery Director
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