Lina BO BARDI
The event prompted her deeper involvement in the Italian Communist Party. In 1945, Domus commissioned Bo Bardi to travel around Italy with Carlo Pagani and photographer Federico Patellani to document and evaluate the situation of the destroyed country. Bo Bardi, Pagani and Bruno Zevi established the weekly magazine A – Attualità, Architettura, Abitazione, Arte in Milan (A Cultura della Vita). She also collaborated on the daily newspaper Milano Sera, directed by Elio Vittorini. Bo Bardi took part in the First National Meeting for Reconstruction in Milan, alerting people to the indifference of public opinion on the subject, which for her covered both the physical and moral reconstruction of the country.
In 1946, Bo Bardi moved to Rome and married the art critic and journalist Pietro Maria Bardi.
In Brazil, Bo Bardi expanded his ideas influenced by a recent and overflowing culture different from the European situation. Along with her husband, they decided to live in Rio de Janeiro, delighted with the nature of the city and its modernist buildings, like the current Gustavo Capanema Palace, known as the Ministry of Education and Culture, designed by Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa, Roberto Burle Marx and a group of young Brazilian architects. Pietro Bardi was commissioned by a museum from Sao Paulo city where they established their permanent residence.
There they began a collection of Brazilian popular art (its main influence) and his work took on the dimension of the dialogue between the modern and the Popular. Bo Bardi spoke of a space to be built by living people, an unfinished space that would be completed by the popular and everyday use.
Before joining MIT, Sarkis was the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at Harvard University. He has also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University, the American University of Beirut, and the Metropolis Program in Barcelona.
The architectural and urban projects of HSS include affordable housing, houses, parks, institutional buildings, urban design, and town planning. HSS has received several awards for its projects in Lebanon, including for the Housing of the Fishermen of Tyre, Byblos Town Hall, and the Courtower Houses, on the coast of Aamchit. The firm’s work has been exhibited around the world, including at the Pavilion of the United States at Biennale Architettura 2014 and the Pavilion of Albania at Biennale Architettura 2010, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the International Architucture Biennale Rotterdam, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture of Shenzhen/Hong Kong, and the Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo in Valparaíso. The work has also been published extensively, most recently in a monograph by NESS.docs (New York, Barcelona: Actar, 2017).
Sarkis was member of the international jury of Biennale Architettura 2016.
Sarkis earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master of Architecture and a PhD in Architecture from Harvard University. He is the author and editor of several books and articles on modern architecture history and theory, including Josep Lluis Sert, The Architect of Urban Design (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008); Circa 1958, Lebanon in the Projects and Plans of Constantinos Doxiadis (Beirut: Dar Annahar, 2003); and Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital (Munich: Prestel, 2001).
Sofía Piñero Rivero
Domingo Jacobo González Galván
Fernando Herrera Pérez
Alessandro Melis is also Director of the International Sustainable Cities Cluster, and was previously Director of Graduate Engagement at the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Urbanism. He has also been invited as keynote speaker at the Chinese Academy of Art, MoMA in New York, Cambridge University, TEDx, the Italian Institute of Culture in London, the New Zealand Cycling Conference, the Foster Foundation (as a member academic staff) and UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
In 1996, he founded Heliopolis 21, a multi-award winning architecture firm based in Italy, Germany and the UK. His projects, such as the SR1938 Institute of the University of Pisa, the Stella Maris Hospital and the Sant'Anna Auditorium, are recognized in both academic publications and popular magazines as examples of excellence in sustainable projects. The recognition of Alessandro's research is corroborated by a record of more than 150 magazine and book publications.
On the other hand, Alessandro Melis is recognized, together with Telmo Pievani, for introducing the concept of Exaptation in Architecture. His work on it was the subject of several exhibitions and a recent monograph (Rome, 2020) written by several scholars from the universities of Palermo and Bari and edited by Francesco Fallacara Chirico, entitled “Alessandro Melis, Utopic Real World”.
In 2017, Alessandro Melis and Steffen Lehmann created the interdisciplinary project CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices: Operationalising the Food-Water-Energy Nexus, a research project funded by Horizon 2020, Belmont Forum Belmont Forum, ESRC and other funding bodies. Alessandro Melis is leading the project on behalf of the University of Portsmouth, where he is a professor of innovation in architecture.
Sara Noel Costa De Araujo. Studio SNCDA
Sara Noel Costa de Araujo started working in 2000 as an architect after graduating from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) in London. She first gained experience with Zaha Hadid Architects in London and Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna. From 2003, she worked as a project manager at Xaveer De Geyter Architects, where she was responsible for designing and implementing architectural projects within the agency. Since 2014, Sara Noel Costa de Araujo has been building an autonomous and independent practice based on her various professional experiences.
Taller de Arquitectura. Mauricio Rocha
He has been awarded on multiple occasions individually and as a firm, in 2013 the Faculty of Architecture of UNAM awarded him the Federico Mariscal Chair with the highest recognition of this house of studies for professional practice, in 2014 he received the Emerging Voices recognition granted the Architectural League of New York to 8 architecture firms from America; He has received the first prize and gold medal on two occasions from the Mexican Architecture Biennial, as well as the Quito Pan-American Architecture Biennial (BAQ) and the Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (BIAU), among other national and international recognitions.
In 2019, the French Academy of Architecture awarded him the Médaille d'Or Palmarés, the highest recognition for a professional career. Last year he received the Brick Award, recognition for excellent brick architecture. He has been a fellow and jury for the FONCA Arts Commission, as well as for various institutions, competitions and Biennials. He is a life jury member for the Marcelo Zambrano Scholarship. Member of the National Academy of Architecture and Member of the National Academy of Arts. He has taught at various Universities in Mexico City and given conferences in different parts of Mexico, South America, USA and Europe. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, NY, China, Brazil, Venice, Turin, among other cities and countries; He has also been published in magazines and books such as Domus, 10x10 Phaidon, Arquine, Escala, Summa +, The Architectural Review, The Plan, among others; In 2011 he published his book Mauricio Rocha Taller de Arquitectura.
Arno Brandlhuber Brandlhuber+
From 1992 on he initiated several project- and office partnerships. During this period numerous projects and publications were realized, including the projects Neanderthal Museum (Mettmann, 1996), Kölner Brett (Cologne, 2000), and Crystal (Copenhagen, 2006). In 2006, he founded Brandlhuber+ as an architecture office dedicated to the idea of collaboration with other practices, discplines, and individuals.
Expanding on the idea of collaboration, he started the ongoing practice of Brandlhuber+ Emde, Burlon with built projects such as Brunnenstrasse 9 (Berlin, 2009), the Antivilla (Krampnitz, 2014), and St. Agnes (Berlin, 2015); currently working on LoBe, a mixed use housing project in Berlin, and a private art collection. Furthermore he is collaborating with Muck Petzet, working on the Tacheles project; Christian Kerez & Muck Petzet working on the Spreestudios; Michalski&Wagner on projects in Sicily and Sam Chermayeff on projects in Berlin.
Arno Brandlhuber taught at several universities and colleges. From 2003 to 2017, he held the chair of architecture and urban research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg and directed the nomadic masters program a42.org. In 2017 Arno Brandlhuber was named professor of architecture and design at the ETH Zurich, where he teaches and researches new methods of architectural production and representation in architecture and media, through the tool of TV. He was a guest professor at several universities including TU Vienna, Harvard Graduate School of Design and others.
Besides his building practice he is researching the transition of spatial organization and production in German history, focusing specifically on the Berlin Republic. As part of this research he put on several exhibitions and publications including „Von der Stadt der Teile zur Stadt der Teilhabe“, „The Dialogic City: Berlin wird Berlin“ and others.
In recent years Arno Brandlhuber’s practice has been dedicated to the idea of legislation in architecture as a main factor for the built environment. This mindset resulted in ongoing investigations, both built and theoretical, such as the ARCH+ issue titled Legislating Architecture and the 2016 film Legislating Architecture, made in collaboration with director and film maker Christopher Roth.
Together they formulated the second chapter The Property Drama which premiered at he 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The film provoked a vivid political discussion resulting in an ARCH+ issue on the topic of property and land tenure, as well as an travelling-exhibition starting in November 2018 at the V-A-I.
His work was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012 & 2016.
Since 2015 in alternating collaborations with ARCH+ Zeitschrift für Architektur und Urbanismus, Brandlhuber+, MakeCity Berlin, Christopher Roth and many others. In his work he deals with the economization and marketing of space and possible strategies for the re-popularization of architecture.
Together with Arno Brandlhuber and Christopher Roth he worked on the films The Property Drama (2017) and Architecting after Politics (2018) as well as the touring exhibition Legislating Architecture – Architecting after Politics, which premiered at the VAI Dornbirn in autumn 2018 and since then is traveling through Europe.
Grawert was a guest lecturer and speaker at various universities and colleges, including the Joint Master of Architecture Suisse, the Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, the Hong Kong School of Architecture and the TU Vienna. Since 2017, he has been a research assistant at ETH Zurich, where he has set up and operated the architecture online TV station+ together with Arno Brandlhuber and Christopher Roth.
Nikolaus Hirsch is an architect, curator, editor, and educator. Since autumn 2020 he is the Artistic Director of the architecture museum CIVA in Brussels, and previously was the Dean of Städelschule and Director of Portikus in Frankfurt.
He has taught at the Architectural Association in London, Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften at Giessen University, HfG Karlsruhe, Penn University in Philadelphia, and Columbia University in New York. His architectural work includes the award-winning Dresden Synagogue, Bockenheimer Depot Theater (with William Forsythe), unitednationsplaza (with Anton Vidokle), Cybermohalla Hub in New Delhi, and “Do We Dream Under The Same Sky“ (Art Basel, LUMA Arles).
Hirsch curated numerous exhibitions at Portikus, and „ErsatzStadt“ at Volksbühne Berlin (2005), “Cultural Agencies” (Istanbul, 2009/10), “Folly” for the Gwangju Biennale (2013), “Housing Question” at the HKW in Berlin (2015).
He is the author of the books “On Boundaries” (2007), "Institution Building" (2009), “Cybermohalla Hub” (2012), co-editor of the Critical Spatial Practice series at Sternberg Press and co-founder of e-flux architecture.
Photography by Armin Linke.
Neyran Turan. NEMESTUDIO
NEMESTUDIO’s work, ranging from installations to buildings and landscapes, has been widely published and exhibited internationally at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Storefront Art and Architecture Gallery, Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Aedes Architecture Forum Gallery in Berlin, SALT in Istanbul, Betts Project in London, Banvard Gallery in Columbus, and Istanbul Design Biennial, among other venues.
Neyran's work focuses on alternative forms of environmental imagination and their capacity for new aesthetic and political trajectories within architecture and urbanism. She is the founding chief-editor of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) journal New Geographies and was the editor-in-chief of the first two volumes of the journal New Geographies 0 and New Geographies: After Zero. Her recently published book titled Architecture as Measure (ACTAR Publishers, 2020) has been awarded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Neyran holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University GSD, Master of Environmental Design from Yale University School of Architecture, and Bachelor of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University.
He founded his office in 2005. The office specializes in various fields of contemporary architecture, has developed projects for private clients, public and art projects.
He is the founder of the independent publishing house “Public Library”, which is dedicated to creating, publishing, and disseminating its own material and those of artists. He was selected by "ICON magazine" from a list of 20 architects in the world who are building the future.
He is currently an undergraduate workshop professor at the UC School of Architecture.
Rodrigo Sepúlveda Morales
He currently works as a professor in the Department of Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Chile.
In 2021 he served as curator together with Emilio Marín of "Testimonial Spaces, the Chilean Pavilion at the XVII Venice Biennale.
He was appointed a Fulbright Specialist in Architecture, teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has previously been on the architecture faculties of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Cornell University.
He has been a guest curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Biennial of the Americas and is a co-author of The Architecture of Patterns, Curve Culture, and The Monuments Power the Cars.
His office choreographs the interplay of design and pop culture to create projects that advance architectural thinking while appealing to broad audiences. This approach includes developing new forms of suburban architecture, designing provocative contexts for viewing art, and modifying ordinary objects and materials to make offbeat buildings. Built work includes galleries, a dormitory, and houses, among other building types.
The studio is an ideas workshop where imagination and crude experimentation are used to create unique social spaces characterized by weird juxtapositions, plain materials, and an economy of form. Our thoughts on the problem of housing and houses, furniture and installations, libraries, community centers, museums, schools, stores, and also some other things are available to be seen here on this website.
Work from the office is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, has frequently been exhibited internationally, and is widely published. Paul participated in both the 2015 and 2017 Chicago Biennial and is a co-curator of the US Pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia.
Unscene Architecture.- Manijeh Verghese, Madeleine Kessler
Manijeh Verghese is Head of Public Programmes and Exhibitions at the Architectural Association. She is also a Unit Master of AA Diploma 12, seminar leader for the Professional Practice for Fifth Year course and editor of the website AA Conversations. She is an architecture writer and educator. From 2015 to 2018, she led a postgraduate design studio at Oxford Brookes University. She has worked for architecture practices including John Pawson and Foster + Partners, and has contributed to design publications such as Disegno and Icon, as well as think-tanks, books and peer reviewed journals.
Madeleine Kessler is an Associate Architect at Haptic Architects, where she leads and contributes to international research visits, open-panel discussions, and events for the collaborative research programme Londonon. Previously she worked on cultural projects at Haworth Tompkins, HHF and Studio Weave. Madeleine sits on the National Infrastructure Commission’s Young Professionals Panel and teaches and gives lectures at universities that have included the AA, the University of Sheffield and the University of London. She is shortlisted for BD’s 2019 Female Architectural Leader of the Year Award.
Alexandra Kovaleva, Kei Sato. KASA
In 2019, KASA won one of the Japan’s memorable architectural awards "SD Review Kajima prize" for their pavilion project for the Buddhism temple. In 2020, the atelier has been selected as a winner of an open competition for the renovation of the Russian Pavilion in Venice.
The team has been selected out of an open call with over 100 submissions to set up their temporary office inside the Rusian Pavilion, where they worked on the reconstruction of the building during the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2020. Working together with local architects and engineers, KASA responded to a series of structural issues while also reviving the spirit of Shchusev’s architecture.
Shchusev embarked upon his most wide-scale project in 1913, when his design for the Kazan Railway Station won a contest for a Moscow terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway. This Art Nouveau design fused elements of the Kremlin towers and traditional Tatar architecture in one of the most imaginative Revivalist designs ever put to execution. The construction of the railway station, however, was not finished until 1940.
After briefly experimenting with Neoclassicism, Shchusev turned to Constructivism in the 1920s. He taught at Vkhutemas from 1920 through 1924. Upon Lenin's death in 1924, he was asked to design a mausoleum for him. It took him just several days to come up with an original architectural solution blending Constructivist elements with features taken from some ancient mausoleums, i.e., the Step Pyramid and the Tomb of Cyrus. Other notable Constructivist designs of Shchusev were the Ministry of Agriculture or Narkomzem in Moscow (1928–1933) and the Institute of Resorts in Sochi (1927–1931), considered to be a major source for Alvar Aalto's Paimio Sanatorium.
After the mausoleum commission, Shchusev was cherished by the Communist authorities. In 1926, he was nominated director of the Tretyakov Gallery. He was appointed head of the group that designed major bridges and apartment complexes in Moscow. His name was attached to the luxurious designs of the Hotel Moskva just a few steps from the Kremlin (1930–1938) and the NKVD headquarters on Lubyanka Square (1940–1947). Some say that he was the first to come up with the idea of Gothic skyscrapers in Moscow.
In 1946, Shchusev established the Museum of Architecture, which helped to preserve remnants of demolished medieval churches and monasteries and was later renamed Shchusev State Museum of Architecture. His last works of importance were the Komsomolskaya station of the Moscow Metro, whose decoration was stylized after 17th-century Muscovite churches, and the plan for reconstruction of Novgorod after the ancient city had been destroyed by the Nazis (in recognition of that, one of Novgorod's modern streets was named after him). Shchusev died four years after the end of the World War II and was buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery.
Shchusev was awarded the Stalin Prizes in 1941, 1946, 1948, and posthumously in 1952; the Order of Lenin and other orders and medals.
Founding director of the Centre for Global Architecture, an interdisciplinary platform for the study of global changes in the contemporary production of architecture and cities. Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer live in London and Vienna.
Founding director of the Centre for Global Architecture, an interdisciplinary platform for the study of global changes in the contemporary production of architecture and cities. Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer live in London and Vienna.
In 1988 Gerardo moves back to Argentina and starts his professional career in Rosario, being partner with Architect Ariel Giménez up to 1992. In 1993 he founds Caballero Fernández Arquitectos together with
Maite Fernández, which continues until 2013. Since 2013 he works on his own.
He has been invited by the University of Arkansas, Kansas University, Graduate School of Design Harvard University, Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile, University Andrés Bello, University Diego Portales and University of Talca in Chile, Mas Fisher Chair University of Michigan, University Torcuato Di Tella and University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, and by the Lebanese American University in Beirut. Since 1993 he is Professor for International Programs for Graduates, offered by the Washington University in Barcelona and Buenos Aires.
Gerardo’s works have been recognized, exhibited and published in America and Europe, and he has received many prizes and awards, as well as honorable mentions in national and international architectural design competitions.
He is a founding member of Group R in Rosario.
Sven Anderson, Alan Butler, David Capener, Donal Lally, Clare Lyster, Fiona McDermott. ANNEX
Annex has been selected to curate Ireland’s pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Biennale at Venice in 2020. The pavilion - Entanglement - will catalyse a public conversation about the societal, environmental and cultural changes brought about by network and communications technologies in the production of space.
Sven Anderson is an artist whose practice operates through collaborative research, artistic intervention, participatory actions and interactive design. Sven develops projects in which different voices and perspectives surface together, prioritising shared authorship and collaborations that converge on systems articulated in public space.
Alan Butler is an artist who has produced a significant number of technological installations in galleries and museums around the world. Specifically, his expertise lies in the use of technology and physical materials/structures to explore ideas that address the effects that current technologies have on human experience.
David Capener, is an architect, critic, writer, academic and educator. He is a researcher at Technological University Dublin. He has taught on the master’s program at Queens University School of Architecture and has written for the Irish Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and numerous other print and online publications.
Donal Lally is an architect and principal at zero-degree machine [z-dm], an architecture studio that operates in areas within and beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture, landscape and urbanism. Donal is a Lecturer in Design Theory at TU Dublin. Donal’s PhD project, titled The Posthuman City, explores how data infrastructures reconfigure human and non-human habitats.
Clare Lyster is an Irish-born architect based in Chicago. She is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and founder of CLUAA. Her creative practice explores the implications of emerging technological systems for architecture and urbanism, the subject of her book Learning from Logistics: How Networks Change Cities (Birkhauser, 2016). Fiona McDermott –
Fiona McDermott is a researcher at Trinity College Dublin and a former Fulbright Scholar whose work concerns the intersection of emerging network and communication technologies with the materiality and politics of cities. She has led and contributed to numerous multidisciplinary research projects that work across architecture, urbanism, design and technology.
Mirabela Jurczenko, Bartosz Kowal, Wojciech Mazan, Bartłomiej Poteralski, Rafał Śliwa and Robert Witczak PROLOG +1
PROLOG +1 is made up of Mirabela Jurczenko, Bartosz Kowal, Wojciech Mazan, Bartłomiej Poteralski, Rafał Śliwa plus Robert Witczak.
Mirabela Jurczenko, founding member of PROLOG since 2017. She studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology and at Universidade do Minho (Portugal). She currently lives and works in Rotterdam. She has collaborated on research projects at the Technische Universität Berlin and Technische Universität München.
Bartosz Kowal, founding member of PROLOG since 2017. He has worked as an architect in Switzerland, Germany and in Poland. Member of SIA. Completed master's studies at the University of Liechtenstein. Previously, he studied in Munich, Istanbul and Wrocław.
Wojciech Mazan, founding member of PROLOG since 2017, currently studying as part of the Projective Cities programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. Worked as a researcher at the Royal College of Art in London and participated in competitions in architectural firms in Madrid, Rotterdam, Mexico City and Graz.
Bartłomiej Poteralski, founding member of PROLOG since 2017. Studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology, acquired experience in studios in Poland, Spain and Austria. As part of his work at the Atelier Thomas Pucher, he worked on designs of the Sinfonia Varsovia headquarters in Warsaw and the Universitätsbibliothek in Graz.
Rafał Śliwa, founding member of PROLOG since 2017. Studied architecture in Portugal, at Universidade do Minho in Guimarães, Universidade de Coimbra and Universidade do Porto. He is currently working on his master’s thesis at the Wrocław University of Technology and is collaborating on competition concepts at the ANALOG firm.
Robert Witczak studied at the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Technology. He recently completed his master’s degree at Technische Universiteit in Delft. In his thesis he took up spatial problems of suburbanisation in Poland. Winner of numerous architectural competitions. He has gained professional experience in competition concepts in architectural offices in Poland and abroad.
Sudarshan V. Khadka Jr.
Alexander Eriksson Furunes
In 1992 he co-funded the architecture office Randic-Turato in Rijeka and in 2010 he established his own office Arhitektonski biro Turato.
He initiated the conception of DeltaLab — Centre for Urban Transition, Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Rijeka, dedicated to the issues of city, territory, infrastructure, ecology and globalization.
His works have been published in the most important foreign, regional and local professional publications. Laureate of all major Croatian and regional architectural awards, his projects have been nominated as many as eleven times for the EU Mies van der Rohe Award.
He represented Croatia three times in La biennale di Venezia, in 2006 as co-author of the project “In Between” (Vedran Mimica, curator; Andrija Rusan and Ministry of Culture and Media RH, commissioner), and in 2010 with the project “Pavillion,” co-authored with fifteen Croatian architects (Leo Modrčin and Ministry of Culture and Media RH, commissioner).
Jan Boelen (b. 1967, Genk, Belgium) is artistic director of Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium, and artistic director of atelier LUMA, an experimental laboratory for design in Arles, France. He also holds the position of the head of the Master department Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
2001.- Artistic Director of Hasselt, Z33 House for Contemporary Art. Belgium
2016.- Artistic Director of Atelier LUMA, LUMA Arles. Arles, France
2010.- Head of Master Department Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven. Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2001 - 10.- Lecturer, Design Academy Eindhoven, Department Man and Well-Being. Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2001 - 11.- Project Manager, Design, Anno ’02. Kortrijk, Belgium
1998 - 01.- Director, Centre for Integral Product Design CEPRO. Waregem, Belgium
1998 - 99.- Host Lecturer, Product Design, Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg. Genk, Belgium
1995 - 98.- Product Manager, Kreon. Antwerp, Belgium
1995 - 96.- Lecturer and host lecturer, Design Theory, Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, Department Graphic and Advertisement Design. Hasselt, Belgium
1986 - 1992.- Product Design, Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg (former SHIVKV). Thesis: The Game as Metaphor for the Twentieth Century. Magna cum laude. Genk, BelgiumCurrent Aditional Activities
As part of his research, he has coined the term ‘gravitational aesthetics’, which involves manipulating gravity to create experiences that push the body and imagination to the extreme. His work has been exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards, including the Award of Distinction in Interactive Art, Prix Ars Electronica 2010. His works have been acquired by private and museum collections.
Philip Beesley is a professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. A practitioner of architecture and digital media art, he was educated in visual art at Queen’s University, in technology at Humber College, and in architecture at the University of Toronto. At Waterloo he serves as Director for the Integrated Group for Visualization, Design and Manufacturing, and as Director for Riverside Architectural Press. He also holds the position of Examiner at University College London. His Toronto-based practice PBAI is an interdisciplinary design firm that combines public buildings with exhibition design, stage and lighting projects. The studio’s methods incorporate industrial design, digital prototyping, and mechatronics engineering. Philip Beesley’s work is widely cited in the rapidly expanding technology of responsive architecture. He has authored and edited eight books and appeared on the cover of Artificial Life (MIT), LEONARDO and AD journals. Features include national CBC news, Casa Vogue, WIRED, and a series of TED talks. His work was selected to represent Canada at the 2010 Venice Biennale for Architecture, and he has been recognized by the Prix de Rome in Architecture, VIDA 11.0, FEIDAD, two Governor General’s Awards and as a Katerva finalist. Beesley’s funding includes core CFI, SSHRC, NSERC and Canada Council for the Arts grants.
Professor, School of Architecture, University of Waterloo
Director, Integrated Group for Visualization, Design and Manufacturing, University of Waterloo
Chair, Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture
Director, Riverside Architectural Press
Reinier de Graaf
He has overseen AMO’s increasing involvement in sustainability and energy planning, including Zeekracht: a strategic masterplan for the North Sea; the publication in 2010 of Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe with the European Climate Foundation; and The Energy Report, a global plan for 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, with the WWF.
De Graaf has worked extensively in Moscow, overseeing OMA’s proposal to design the masterplan for the Skolkovo Centre for Innovation, the ‘Russian Silicon Valley,’ and leading a consortium which proposed a development concept for the Moscow Agglomeration: an urban plan for Greater Moscow. He recently curated two exhibitions, On Hold at the British School in Rome in 2011 and Public Works: Architecture by Civil Servants (Venice Biennale, 2012; Berlin, 2013). He is the author of Four Walls and a Roof, The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession.
OMA. Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practising architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by eight partners – Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, Chris van Duijn, Jason Long, and Managing Partner-Architect David Gianotten – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Doha, and Australia.
OMA-designed buildings currently under construction are the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) in Berlin, The Factory in Manchester, Hangzhou Prism, the CMG Times Center in Shenzhen and the Simone Veil Bridge in Bordeaux.
OMA’s completed projects include Taipei Performing Arts Centre (2022), Norra Tornen in Stockholm (2020), Axel Springer Campus in Berlin (2020), MEETT Toulouse Exhibition and Convention Centre (2020), Galleria in Gwanggyo (2020), nhow RAI Hotel in Amsterdam (2020), a new building for Brighton College (2020), and Potato Head Studios in Bali (2020). Earlier buildings include Fondazione Prada in Milan (2018), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015), Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam (2013), CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012), New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).
Jaime Daroca, José Mayoral and José Ramón Sierra. Práctica Arquitectura
PRÁCTICA’s founders attended the Technical Schools of Architecture of Madrid and Seville (ETSAM and ETSAS), before pursuing a Masters of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. They continue to have an active role in Academia through teaching and research positions at Harvard University GSD, Columbia University GSAPP, Universidad Católica de Chile and Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.
PRÁCTICA has grown to become a diverse and multidisciplinary team of global professionals, with experts in architecture, urbanism and design. Their varied perspectives and experiences contribute to building a nourishing design environment that translates into creative and unexpected solutions.
PRÁCTICA’s work has been exhibited and published at several international institutions such as MoMA New York, the Architecture Biennials of Venice, Chile and Spain, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Columbia University GSAPP and University of Seville among others.
Zaha Hadid, (Bagdad, 31 October 1950 – Miami, 31 March 2016) founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for both her theoretical and academic work.
Each of her dynamic and innovative projects builds on over thirty years of revolutionary exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design. Hadid’s interest lies in the rigorous interface between architecture, landscape and geology as her practice integrates natural topography and human-made systems, leading to experimentation with cutting-edge technologies. Such a process often results in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.
Education: Hadid studied architecture at the Architectural Association from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977.
Teaching: She became a partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, taught at the AA with OMA collaborators Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, and later led her own studio at the AA until 1987. Since then she has held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture, Chicago; guest professorships at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg; the Knolton School of Architecture, Ohio and the Masters Studio at Columbia University, New York. In addition, she was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and Commander of the British Empire, 2002. She is currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Awards: Zaha Hadid’s work of the past 30 years was the subject of critically-acclaimed retrospective exhibitions at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2006, London’s Design Museum in 2007 and the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy in 2009. Her recently completed projects include the MAXXI Museum in Rome; which won the Stirling award in 2010. Hadid’s outstanding contribution to the architectural profession continues to be acknowledged by the most world’s most respected institutions. She received the prestigious ‘Praemium Imperiale’ from the Japan Art Association in 2009, and in 2010, the Stirling Prize – one of architecture’s highest accolades – from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Other recent awards include UNESCO naming Hadid as an ‘Artist for Peace’ at a ceremony in their Paris headquarters last year. Also in 2010, the Republic of France named Hadid as ‘Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ in recognition of her services to architecture, and TIME magazine included her in their 2010 list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’. This year’s ‘Time 100’ is divided into four categories: Leaders, Thinkers, Artists and Heroes – with Hadid ranking top of the Thinkers category.