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).
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