- 23 AprDr.-Ing. Henriette Bier and PhD cand. Sina Mostafavi speak at symposium on Architectural Ecologies
- 14 AprDr.-Ing. Henriette Bier appointed member of PhD candidates review committee for RCAT at AHO
- 09 AprLecture Kas Oosterhuis at Symposium "Smart City, Smart Environment", Internet Of Things IoT Day Rotterdam
- 05 AprEstablishment of the Sino-Dutch Research Center for Building in Extreme Climates the 27th of March 2014 at Harbin Institute of Technology.
- 04 AprAchilleas Psyllidis and Dr. Nimish Biloria will be presenting at the Research Workshop: Smart Cities and Big Data in Aarhus, Denmark.
- 02 AprProf. Kas Oosterhuis has been invited as a Guest Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, P. R. China
- 27 MarProf. Kas Oosterhuis lectures at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China
- 25 MarProf. Kas Oosterhuis lectures at the Tongji University, Shanghai, China
- 21 MarJaime del Val, Associacion Transdiciplinar, Reverso lectures at Hyperbody
- 18 MarThe Value of Design 2014 symposium will be led by prof. Kas Oosterhuis
AGILE FAB, Busting the last ghosts of modernism - Hyperbody organizes an international workshop taking place from 21-25 September 2015
Modernism dictates that each design should be tailored to the materials that we intend to use. This creates an intimate link between the materials we choose and the architecture we produce. Therefore if material availability changes, it is difficult to change the materials of a building. Digital meta design systems could support a more 'agile' approach to material specification and procurement in architecture. However current systems tend to embed the material into the design system.
The disruptive nature of current developments in materials science provide uncertainty to the material systems of architecture. At the same time an increasing focus on resource scarcity suggests that we should embrace the uncertainty of the materials we choose.
But what does this mean for digital architecture? Is there an opportunity emerging here that we have yet to embrace? This workshop deliberately sets out to explore what it means to design without a specific material in a series of pavillions for Delft, Adelaide, Beijing and Tianjin.