BairBalliet, The Next Port of Call, site model elevation. Photo Spencer McNeil

BairBalliet, The Next Port of Call, site model elevation. Photo Spencer McNeil

Architect Kristy Balliet to give an Open Lecture in Tallinn, focussing on volume in architecture

On December 1st at 6 pm, the Open Lecture Series of the architecture faculty will be happy to present architect Kristy Balliet (BairBalliet) at Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Pikk 20, Tallinn). Open Lectures are open to all architecture students, professionals and general audience intrigued by spatial matters: the lectures are in English and free of charge.

Kristy Balliet is an architectural designer and assistant professor at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture. She is currently a design faculty member at SCI-Arc. She is the co-founder of BairBalliet and the co-chair of the Possible Mediums Project – a series of events showcasing design investigations based in speculative architectural mediums. From 2006-2011, Balliet was an assistant professor at The University of Applied Arts, Vienna in Studio Greg Lynn. While there she was the co-creator of the IoA Sliver lecture/gallery series and published the collected work of the studio in Visual Catalog: Greg Lynn’s Studio. She is a graduate of Philadelphia University and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and has practiced architecture in Philadelphia at Erdy McHenry Architecture. Kristy is currently editing the forthcoming publication Massive Attack, IoA Sliver Lecture Series-Selected Friends and Enemies.

From an interview Kristy Balliet gave to Modelo Blog: “Through several speculative projects, I became fascinated with the idea of looking at architecture primarily through the lens of volume: how architectural materials — walls, floors, grounds — collectively give us volume in architecture. The main design driver within my practice is looking and thinking about architecture through the lens of volumetric relationships. Whether that’s room to room, atrium to larger building context, outdoor room to indoor room — these questions of the relationships between inside/outside, one room to the next become primary questions within my design projects.”

More about Kristy Balliet: http://www.kristyballiet.com/
More about BairBalliet project for La Biennale di Venezia Architecture Exhibition USA pavillion: https://archpaper.com/2016/05/bairballiet-detroit-venice-biennale/

Open Lecture Series is supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment and organised by the Estonian Academy of Arts architecture department.
Series curated by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam (PART)
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More info:
Pille Epner
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