The architect Vicente Guallart will present his conference Monday April 30th at our premises.
Reinventing the way we design and make buildings
It's time for reinvention on how we design and make buildings. Modern industrial architecture is over. And we see in front of us a new way to make architecture that use all the potential of digital technologies and follow the principles of ecological development.
In Barcelona, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is working in the development of the Self-sufficient buildings in his new research Valldaura Labs, placed in the middle of the Collserola Natural Park.
This lecture will present the principles and the potentials of this new way to design and make the buildings of the near future.
Vicente Guallart is the iAAC founder and he is the former Chief Architect in Barcelona. He has developed several projects around the world following the principles of Advanced Ecological Buildings.
About the Speaker:
Vicente Guallart ( b. Valencia 1963) chief architect of the city of Barcelona and general director of Urban Habitat since 2011.
Guallart have been founder of Guallart Architects (1993) and of IAAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalunya) (2001).
Pioneer of interaction between nature, technology and architecture proposes new paradigms based in urban, social and cultural conditions emerging from information society,he crosses boundaries through collaborations in geology, sociology, engineering, fabrication, economics, and software design merging architecture, nature and new technology. His projects follow a "natural" logic, referring to components originating in nature, as well as to environmental systems. A logic that connects nature with the transformations of urban spaces, social organizations, and the digital world.
His most relevant and recent projects includes, among others, Sociópolis in Valencia: an innovative housing project for urban and environmental development with projects by international architects; Sharing Bloks in Gandía: a residence for students, the first in Spain where the dynamical relation between private and shared areas can generate a continuous re-configuration and extension of the spaces to live; Fugee Port and Keelung Port in Taiwan. He is author of Geologics (Actar), and co-author of the Metapolis dictionary of Advanced Architecture and Hypercatalonia. For more information, feel free to check Guallart's office's website: http://www.guallart.com/