Mark Goulthorpe Lecture-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mark Goulthorpe Lecture

'On Paramorphs and the Alloplastic'

Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture
2012 Spring Lecture Series invites you to our next lecture:

Mon 20 Feb
dECOi Architects/ MIT
'On Paramorphs and the Alloplastic'
6:00pm  Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
William Finglass Lecture

MARK GOULTHORPE is an Associate Professor at MIT Dept of Architecture, teaching in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs, and undergoing research in digital design and fabrication. Current research centers on robotic fabrication and a variety of composite fabrication methodologies, as well as a new iteration of the dynamically reconfigurable HypoSurface.

There are two published books: ‘Autoplastic to Alloplastic’ by Hyx/Pompidou, which evidences shifts in design methodology occasioned by digital technologies; ‘The Possbility of (an) Architecture’ by Routledge, which theorizes the broad implications of a digital paradigm for architecture. A forthcoming book is in draft form, ‘Paramorph’, which foregrounds the design and fabrication research that lies behind the evolving projects.

Goulthorpe is also a practicing architect, working with networked interdisciplinary teams under the rubric, dECOi. Current projects include a fully cnc-milled office interior One Main (Cambridge), a carbon-fiber penthouse as an extension to a towertop adjacent to the Tate Modern (London); and a Zero+ thermoplastic housing initiative. Each project probes new modes of materializing architectural envelopes, each ‘adaptive’ in some sense.

dECOi was named on the of the Architectural League of NY ‘Emerging Voices’ 2006, selected for the ‘Design Vanguard’ by Architectural Record 2005, won the FEIDAD award for digital design in 2004 (Galerie Miran) and 2000 (HypoSurface), was selected for the ‘New Trends of Architecture exhibition of the European City of Culture 2004, and has variously exhibited at the Venice and Beijing Biennales.

Lecture takes place at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh.

Series cosponsored by the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art; we thank them for their continued generous support. Lectures are free and open to the public. Please note capacity of the CMoA theater is limited to 200 people and doors will close when theater is filled. Food and beverages are strictly prohibited at the theater.

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