Seminar #25 Computation Past Forward
Federica worked as an architect at leading firms including Haworth Tompkins, Allies & Morrison and Massimiliano Fuksas. A graduate of Columbia University, Nicolò practices at the domestic scale and teaches at Kingston University and the University of Leeds-Beckett.
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Seminar #25 Computation Past Forward

Seminar #25 Computation Past Forward

27 January 2020
19:00 – 22:00 GMT

The Barley Mow – Upper floor
82 Duke Street, London, W1K 6JF
Tube: Bond Street


An exciting talk on the development of computation in architecture, from the early application of mathematical principles to supercomputers.

Data have always been at the centre of architects’ concern, whether by mean of a proportional relationship to adhere to the classical canons or through the development of notational systems such as perspective and descriptive geometry to represent an idea on paper.

The progress in modern mathematics helped redefining the part-to-whole relation and freed architecture from its burdensome Vitruvian tradition. With the breakthrough of modern computation, practitioners employed parametric design as a system to organise the relationship between the constituent parts of a building and its entirety.

After studying in Italy and the UK, Marco worked for ZHA and AKTII. He also taught at KTH Stockholm, and the AA School. He founded OPENSYSTEMS Architecture in 2012.

In this talk he will discuss the development of computation in architecture, from early application of mathematical principles to the first computers all the way to the current introduction of robotics and the automation of productive and cognitive systems.

Tiziano Massarutto is an architect and structural glazing specialist with significant expertise in highly complex glass engineering systems with a long-term experience and track record in providing significant executive support to top architectural firms. He is the co-founder of JT Glass – trading name of JT Lab Limited. In this talk, he will show us what is glass beyond glass.