Consider architectural skin as it relates to boundary, structure, and the social implications inherent in the envelope’s solution. Is it still true that the origin of architecture lies in the making of walls? What are the boundaries of architecture today? How are new computer technologies, new materials, new social behaviors changing the perception of architecture? What is the relationship between the making of the skin and its functional and social roles? Can we please open a window without undermining an energy model? As architecture functions more as a synthetic biological organism working in conjunction with the surrounding ecosystem, can more literal comparisons be made between human skin and the built skin. If both natural and the building skin communicate emotional and physical states, what can biology teach the architect?
Some of these intriguing questions might be answered by the speakers of Virginia Design Forum X, in Charlottesville on the 16th and 17th of March 2012.
6.75 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs/HSW) Keynote and all day Saturday
1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs/HSW) Keynote only
$145 for AIA members
$195 for non-AIA members
$40 for VSAIA Associate members
$20 for Students
$30 for anyone attending the Keynote Address only
Keynote Address – Kim Herforth Nielsen, MAA RIBA, 3XN, Copenhagen
5:30 – 7:00 p.m., reception to follow
Location: Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Saturday events: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Los Angeles
Marc Simmons, Front, New York
Lisa Iwamoto, AIA, Iwamoto Scott, San Francisco
Moderated by Sarah Amelar
Location: Alumni Hall, 211 Emmet St S., Charlottesville, VA 22903
Hotel room blocks have been reserved at:
Omni Charlottesville Downtown Mall ($179)
Group name: Virginia Design Forum
Cavalier Inn ($79)
Group name: Va Design Forum
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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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