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digital tectonics

conference > march 02.02: university of bath department of architecture and civil engineering

This will be the second in the RIBA Future Studies series of conferences looking at the impact of digital technologies on the disciplines of architecture and engineering. It will focus on how digital technologies have opened up new possibilities in the fields of architectural design, structural engineering, material composition and construction technique, and in particular, new collaborative ventures between architects and engineers.

Computer linked fabrication techniques of many kinds have become an integral part of the design process, while new digital tools are allowing engineers and architects to understand in far more detail the behaviour of load carrying surfaces, and to generate new architectural forms.

The University of Bath Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is at the forefront of these developments building on 25 years of research in the field of structural engineering and the generation of architectural form.

The conference will bring together leading figures from cultural theory, architecture and engineering from around the world for a day long event of lectures, discussion and case studies of recently completed and current projects presented by the multidisciplinary teams who have made them.

Invited speakers :

Manuel De Landa, Philosopher & theorist, Columbia University, New York, USA
Greg Lynn, Architect, UCLA & ETH, Director of FORM, Los Angeles, USA
Mark Burry, Professor of Innovation, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, Architect & Theorist, Directors of UN STUDIO Amsterdam, NL
Bernard Cache, Architect & Theorist, co-founder of OBJECTILE, Paris, France
Kristina Shea, Co-director of the Engineering Design Centre, Cambridge University, UK
Mike Cook, Structural Engineer and Partner of BURO HAPPOLD, Bath and London, UK
Cecil Balmond, Structural Engineer & Chairman of ARUP Europe & Building Division, London, UK

Tickets : (including lunch and refreshments) 75.00 and 25.00 for students

These are available from:

Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
University of Bath
Claverton Down

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