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Open Lecture: MANJA VAN DE WORP on 30th November

Pulp Pavilion, built for the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the California desert, using reclaimed paper.

 

Manja Van de Worp: “New Engineering typologies: not a hybrid – just new”

The penultimate lecturer of the Open Lecture Series this semester will be architect and engineer MANJA VAN DE WORP, director of YIP Structural Engineering London (formerly, NOUS Engineering), who will be stepping on the stage of Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Pikk 20, Tallinn) on the 30th of November at 6 pm. The lecture, as usual, is in English and free for everyone. Van de Worp’s work is focussed on the future of architectural engineering and she’ll be focussing on the new typologies of engineering in her Tallinn lecture.

Van de Worp holds Master degrees in Architecture, Structural Engineering and in Emergent Technologies and Design. She is a structural engineer with 10 years professional experience in the Construction Industry focusing on Structure, Geometry and Fabrication, while teaching at the RCA, Architectural Association & IAAC. Van de Worp has previously worked for Arup in London in the Advanced Geometry Unit and at the Advanced Technology and Research group, designing structures with a complex geometry and moveable structures.

She also launched NOUS engineering London (now YIP) in 2013 as an engineering consultancy bearing extensive knowledge of advanced structural analysis tools, complex structural systems, materials and fabrication technologies. Their current projects involve a FRP shell and a modular steel roof structure. YIP also focuses on structural product design and research based projects, looking at innovative ways to use timber, 3D printing of concrete, searching how materials not conventionally used in structural design could find their way into building engineering.

Among the largest projects that she has lately been working on is the Leadenhall Building in London, completed in 2014 (project engineer, AT&R Arup; architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) The 225 m/48-floor Leadenhall Building, also known as the cheese grater, has a steel mega frame, that provides stability to the entire structure and is the worlds tallest of its kind. The ultra lightweight prefabricated floor system allows for a shallow floor and a lighter foundation. Due to footfall, all frames had to be individually designed and the connections developed and tested in collaboration with the contractor.

Currently, van de Worp is focused on the NUS kinetic facade project in Singapore. Designed by architect Joseph Lim, the social housing project has retractable origami façade that forms an external shading device, based on the Momotani folding pattern.

More about Manja van de Worp: http://www.nousengineering.com/

The architecture and urban planning department of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating the Open Lectures on Architecture series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn. All Open Lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies. The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment and curated by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam.

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Lecture: JOHAN PAJU, Urban Biotopes – a case study of Social Nature in Stockholm

At 5.30 pm this Thursday, on the 23rd Nov, everyone’s welcome to the architecture department (Pikk 20, 3rd floor) for lecture “Urban Biotopes – A case study of Social Nature in Stockholm, Sweden” by Stockholm-based architect and landscape architect Johan Paju.

During the last century, we lost track of natural systems in the cityscape. Johan Paju will discuss how to re-introduce a “biotope thinking” into urban landscapes through an understanding of deep structure and landscape ecology. The lecture will focus on Nordic climates, a case study of the “Taklandskapet” (The Roof Top Landscape) of Sveavägen 44 in Stockholm and basic principles of biotope design and practice by URBANGREEN. The lecture will be held in English and open for all.

Johan Paju is one of Sweden’s foremost landscape architects and has previously taught at KTH-A in Stockholm over 15 years in landscape architecture and urban design. 1998, he was one of the founders of NOD -nature oriented design and is now co-owner and Creative Director of Fojab architects, one of Sweden’s largest architectural firms. He has been active all over the world, but with a strong focus on Nordic architecture and process-oriented solutions. He got the Siena Prize in 2015 for the best landscape project in Sweden. Johan Paju has been Chairman of Stockholm’s Architectural Association as well as for the Swedish Association of Architects Academy for Landscape Architecture.

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Open Lecture: MATTHIAS RIPPMANN on 16th November at 18:00

Droneport Prototype. Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Department of Architecture and Urban Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts is happy to present the Open Lecture Series lineup for the autumn semester – a number of exciting architects, urban planners, academics from across the world. The lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies. 

The fourth speaker of the Autumn semester is Matthias Rippmann – member of the team led by ETH Zurich researchers that constructed the Armadillo Vault – an expansive canopy using 399 slabs of limestone and no glue – for the 2016 Venice biennale main exhibition. Rippmann’s lecture in Tallinn at 6 pm on the 16th of November (Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Pikk 20) will also revolve around innovative new uses of limestone in architecture, making this a lecture interesting for architects as well as interior architects, designers and material researchers.

Matthias Rippmann has been a member of the Block Research Group since 2010, where he obtained his doctorate in 2016. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher, leading the BRG’s digital fabrication research in the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication. He conducts research in the field of structurally informed design and digital fabrication. He is the developer of the form-finding software RhinoVAULT, which offers TNA-based exploration of funicular shells. He studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Melbourne. He worked in Stuttgart at Behnisch Architekten, LAVA, the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design and Werner Sobek Engineers. In 2010, he co-founded the architecture and consultancy firm Rippmann Oesterle Knauss GmbH (ROK).

The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment
Curators: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam
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More info:
Pille Epner / E-post: arhitektuur@artun.ee / Tel. +372 642 0071

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Architecture Open Lecture Series on 2nd of November: Didier Fiuza Faustino

 

Mexico City projekt “Foundation Alumnos47” Didier Faustino // Mesarchitecture


On the 2nd of November, Architecture Open Lecture Series will host architect and artist Didier Fiuza Faustino. Starting at 6 pm, this lecture will take place at the Von Krahl Theatre (Rataskaevu 10).

This autumn, the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts is inviting a number of exciting architects, urban planners, academics from across the world to Tallinn for the Open Lecture Series. The lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies.

Arriving to Tallinn on the 2nd of November is Paris-based architect and artist Didier Fiuza Faustino, who is focused on how people relate to space and creates human-scale spaces. Faustino’s spatial installations are especially well known: he’s designed striking temporary stages that invite people to perform and speak up, as well as created spatial installation projects for exhibitions, asking questions about the sense of a space. Faustino’s lecture titled “Unbuilt memories” is one that also sculpture, installation, spatial design and interior architecture students, lecturers and audience should definitely not miss. All open talks are free and in English.

Didier Fiuza Faustino is an architect and artist working on the relationship between body and space. He started his own practice at the crossroad of art and architecture just after graduating in architecture in 1995. He has been developing since then a multi-faceted approach, ranging from installation to experimentation, from visual art to the creation of multi-sensorial spaces, mobile architecture and buildings. After teaching six years at the AA School in London and being two years editor in chief of the French architecture and design magazine CREE in 2015 and 2016, Didier Faustino is currently fully dedicating his time on architecture projects (Mexico, Costa Rica, Belgium, Portugal and France) and art installation and exhibitions (Vienna, Geneva, Lisbon, Los Angeles).

More about Didier Fiuza Faustino: http://www.didierfaustino.com/

The Faculty of architecture and urban design of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating the Open Lectures on Architecture series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn. All lectures are in English, free and open to all interested.

The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment
Curators: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam

www.avatudloengud.ee
https://www.facebook.com/EKAarhitektuur/

More info: Pille Epner / arhitektuur@artun.ee / +372 642 0071

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The Mereological City: Open Lecture by Daniel Köhler on 19th November

 

Daniel Koehler – The Mereological City 2014
Model, scale 1:10000: computational model based on the Vertical City Schema by Ludwig Hilberseimer.

On 19th of November at 6 pm, the Open Lecture series will continue with architect, urbanist and researcher Daniel Köhler, arriving in Tallinn from London where he teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture. In his research and in his lecture in Tallinn, Köhler focuses on the mereology of cities – how particles form a whole in the example of cities, making this a lecture that in addition to architects should definitely capture the attention of urbanists.

At the Bartlett School of Architecture, Köhler leads a Research Cluster in Urban Design and is the Coordinator of the Theory and History Module of the Postgraduate B-Pro Architecture Design Program. Furthermore, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Innsbruck and the co-founder of the Lab for Environmental Design Strategies. Köhler has taught at the Aalto University, Vilnius Art Academy, Sci-Arc, Städelschule and the University of East London. In 2016, Köhler published “The Mereological City”, a study on the modes of part-to-whole relations between architecture and its city during modernism. His recent research investigates on the physical implications of digital logistics: cities designed by pure quantities and their architecture.

Mereology is a branch of ontology that discusses part to whole relationships. When we say that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, we are performing a mereological equation. Köhler describes the architecture of the city as a compositional tension, realized with a multiplicity of buildings, with the city itself.

http://www.lab-eds.org/The-Mereological-City

More about Daniel Köhler: http://www.lab-eds.org/

The Open Lecture Series brings to Tallinn a number of exciting architects, urban planners, academics from across the world. All Open Lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies.

The Faculty of Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating the Open Lectures series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn.

The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment

Curators: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam

www.avatudloengud.ee
https://www.facebook.com/EKAarhitektuur/

More info: Pille Epner / arhitektuur@artun.ee / +372 642 0071

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Architecture Open Lecture Series to host five acknowledged architects during Autumn semester

Department of Architecture and Urban Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts is happy to present the Open Lecture Series lineup for the autumn semester – a number of exciting architects, urban planners, academics from across the world. The lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies.

Opening the season on the 5th of October at 6 pm will be Enric Ruiz-Geli, Spanish architect whose innovative practices in the field of building energy efficiency, climate change led changes to construction and understanding of a building on a molecular level have inspired the world for nearly a quarter of a century. Ruiz-Geli was designing bio-architecture already ten years ago, and has – unlike most – had his designs also built: his office building in Barcelona has an inflatable smart facade to regulate sunlight and temperature reaching the interior of the building. At present, Ruiz-Geli is co-operating with Ferran Adria and El Bulli, one of the most innovative restaurants in the world, currently being transformed into a scientific research institute for food – the goal being that the building to house the research for the future of food should also represent the future of architecture.

On the 19th of October at 6 pm, the next speaker in the series will step on stage at Kanuti Gildi SAAL, our usual venue for the lectures. In his research, Daniel Köhler focuses on mereology of cities – meaning, how particles form a whole in the example of cities, making this a lecture that in addition to architects should definitely capture the attention of urbanists.

Arriving to Tallinn on the 2nd of November is architect and artist Didier Faustino, who is focused on how people relate to space and creates human-scale spaces – Faustino’s spatial installations are especially well known: he’s designed striking temporary stages that invite people to perform and speak up, as well as created spatial installation projects for exhibitions, asking questions about the sense of a space. This is a lecture that sculpture, installation, spatial design and interior architecture students, lecturers and audience should definitely not miss.

The fourth speaker of the Autumn semester is Matthias Rippmann – member of the team led by ETH Zurich researchers that constructed the Armadillo Vault – an expansive canopy using 399 slabs of limestone and no glue – for the 2016 Venice biennale main exhibition. Rippmann’s lecture in Tallinn on the 11th of November will also revolve around innovative new uses of limestone in architecture, making this a lecture interesting for architects as well as interior architects, designers and material researchers.

To finish the Autumn lecture series, on 14th of December is architect Artem Kitaev from KOSMOS architecture office. Originating from Moscow, Kitaev is working with a team based now in Moscow, Basel, New York and Bangkok. KOSMOS works across typologies and on different scales – from door handles to the city, from earnest architecture to temporary installations. KOSMOS, in their own words, combines art with technology, global experience with respect towards local context and European professionalism with Russian passion.

Schedule:
05.10.2017 7 pm – Enric Ruiz-Geli
19.10.2017 7 pm – Daniel Köhler
02.11.2017 7 pm – Didier Fiuza Faustino
16.11.2017 7 pm – Matthias Rippmann
14.12.2017 7 pm – Artem Kitaev

The architecture and urban planning department of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating the Open Lectures on Architecture series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn. All lectures are in English, free and open to all interested.

The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment
Curators: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam
www.avatudloengud.ee
https://www.facebook.com/EKAarhitektuur/

More info:
Pille Epner
E-mail: arhitektuur@artun.ee
Tel. +372 642 0071

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Joint workshops between EEA and Paris-Belleville architecture students

On spring semester of this year, the 2nd year EAA architecture students had an opportunity to share ideas and knowledge with the students from the École d’Architecture Paris-Belleville. Collaboration began in Estonia in February, when students from Tallinn and Paris focused their efforts on designing stage(s) for the Into the Valley electronic music festival taking place in Rummu quarry this summer. In the beginning of April, a workshop was held in Paris, where the joint task was to design a dormitory building. Task was quite a puzzle, in order to find a solution, the source data was analysed, intermediary goals were set and the students learned to use various means of spatial expression. One method was to make spatial models based on the project concept. Collaboration was highly valued on both sides and plans for the next year were made. Tutors: Peeter Pere, Vincent Saulier and Simon Pallubicki.

Dormitory project 1

Dormitory project 2

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