Regine Leibinger -- Material/Immaterial
? 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM 03/11/2008
Piper Aud. (Full), Gund Hall
Refers to Regine Leibinger and Frank Barkow's approach to the interaction of practice, research and teaching. Their interdisciplinary, discursive attitude allows their work to expand and respond to advancing knowledge and technology. Recent designs include a gatehouse and factory-campus event space in Stuttgart Germany and the TRUETEC Office Building in Seoul. Recent research projects include revolving laser cutting; CNC-cut translucent concrete formwork; facade systems, pre-cast concrete and ceramic elements.
Digitally tooled material no longer "accessorize" construction but contributes to essential components including skins and structures. Their research folds into ongoing construction projects focusing on a "trickling down" of these technologies informing the construction of everyday building types including office buildings, factories and pavilions. This method favors expanding building systems (part to whole) leading to form and phenomenal/ physical material effect.
Regine Leibinger is Professor for Architecture and Construction at the Technical University Berlin, a former studio option design critic at the GSD and a former unit master at the AA, London. Barkow Leibinger is the 2007 recipient of the Markus Prize for Architecture. The work of the office has been published worldwide; drawings and other practice materials are included in collections at the Pompidou Centre, the Deutsches Architektur Museum, and the Heinz Architecture Center, among others. They have recently published a book edited by Andres Lepik with Hadje Cantz entitled Reflect: Building in the Digital Media City, Seoul.
Professor Regine Leibinger, Barkow Leibinger Architects.
Margaret McCurry Lecture in the Design Arts.
Sponsored by the Department of Architecture.
Open to the public
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