Monday May 21st at 15:00, Nørreport Auditorium, Aarhus School of Architecture
The Aarhus School of Architecture and Aarhus University School of Engineering present an open international lecture with Michael Pawlyn, director of Exploration, UK.
Michael Pawlyn is a very innovative architect and expert in the field of Biomimicry. Biomimicry is about studying nature and then imitate or take inspiration from its designs, systems and processes to solve human problems. Biomimicry is about acknowledging that after 3.8 billion years of research and development through evolution, nature has learned what works, what is appropriate and what lasts. Biomimicry is about symbiosis and valuing nature’s genius.
Biomimicry has been used to design super-efficient lightweight structures inspired by leafs, greenhouses that harvest freshwater and minerals from the desert air, inspired by a beetle, self-cleaning paint and even revolutionary swimwear inspired by the skin of a shark and much more.
Biomimicry is not only about building structures and physical designs but the entire construct of human habitation and our relationship to the natural world.
We invite and encourage all students and staff with an interest in green design and sustainability to attend the lecture on Monday May 21st at 15:00 in the Nørreport Auditorium.
Responsible for the lecture:
Aarhus School of Architecture: Platform sustainability + Studio Ecotower
and Aarhus University School of Engineering.
TYIN Architects – An architecture that follows nessecity
Monday the 19th of march at 15.00
TYIN was established by two architecture students during their studies. They have built projects in poor and underdeveloped areas of Thailand, Uganda and Sumatra. By involving the local populace and architecture students actively in both the design and building process of their projects, TYIN are able to establish a framework for mutual exchange of knowledge and skills. TYIN has given lectures around the world and has won several international awards. Their projects have been published an exhibited in more than 25 countries.
Aarhus Arc: Three Acts is a workshop held by David Gersten, Cooper Union, from February 2nd to February 10th at Aarhus School of Architecture. During the workshop Juhani Pallasmaa and Alberto Perez Gomez will participate in Skype conversations with David Gersten and the students. These conversations will be open to the public and will take place February 4th and 6th at 4 pm both days.
The theme of the workshop is drawing and the final product be a 3,5 meter and 20 meter long arc with students drawings as a part of the arc. The work will be presented friday the 10th.