Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture
“Open Lecture Series”
Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Pikk 20, Tallinn)
19.11. Gilles Retsin / London
Gilles Retsin Architecture is a young award-winning London based architecture and design practice investigating new architectural models which engage with the potential of increased computational power and fabrication to generate buildings and objects with a previously unseen structure, detail and materiality. The studio is interested in the impact of computation and new fabrication methods on the core principles of architecture – the bones rather than the skin. The practice has developed numerous provocative proposals for international competitions, qualifying most recently as one of the finalists for the New National Gallery in Budapest. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and has been exhibited internationally in museums such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Alongside his practice, Gilles directs a research cluster at UCL/ the Bartlett school of Architecture investigating robotic manufacturing and large-scale 3D printing methods. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of East-London.
The lecture series is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.