Experimental architecture

Experimental architecture

Architecture that is committed to experimentation with form, materials, new technology, and construction methodologies. It was the title of a book by Peter Cook (1971), which identified architects who were involved in experimental architecture, such as Friedman, Goff, Soleri, Otto, and Tange, and groups like Archigram and the Metabolists.
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The event on September 23 will also feature a keynote presentation from built environment innovator Rachel Armstrong, a professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University.
Essayists and interviewees include:Gadi Amit , founder of NewDealDesign;John Hickenlooper , Governor of Colorado;Rachel Armstrong , professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University;Randy Komisar , partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; George Lucas , film director and entrepreneur; andDon Peppers, leading authority on customer-focused business strategies.
This year's special features, confirmed to date include - a life-size pin art installation by internationally acclaimed handbag designer Lulu Guinness; a specially designed giant inflatable structure entitled The Emotion Maker by Berlin based experimental architecture group Plastique Fantastique, and a curated exhibition by product designer Oscar Diaz and his studio Federal Office called Political Objects which will show products and images that represent the shifting ideologies of a new generation of designers.
The ideology-laden press release for the Barbican's current exhibition, Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009, could have been scripted by French experimental architecture practice EXYZT.
These wall pieces--which could almost be mistaken for models for light, colorful, ecological buildings with a strong utopian component--bring to mind the experimental architecture of the '60s and '70s, the sort of work that emerged in England with Archigram, for example, and in Japan with the perhaps even more radical Metabolist group.
The last vestiges of this kind of experimental architecture are found now in Olympic venues, especially the stadiums (think Athens or Turin), and all over Spain, where everything from art museums to airports has been exploding with wit and flair.
His education, which began with the influence of his father, a famous Islamic craftsman of exceptional skill and talent, and continued through a fertile and exciting time of experimental architecture in Europe, has allowed him to combine a systematically rational, western methodology with the intuitive traditions inherent in his own cultural background.
Consisting of a mixture of apartments,duplexes and stunning penthouses with views right across the city, The Symphony is surrounded by art galleries, cafes, art schools and experimental architecture.
Consisting of a mixture of apartments, duplexes and stunning penthouses with views right across the city, The Symphony is surrounded by art galleries, cafes, art schools and experimental architecture.
Global Man - Glocal(Global+Local) City', which is a special exhibition for the late Paik, the forerunner of video art, is being held for 87 days from 23 April until 18 July 2010 in celebration of the opening of the Tri-Ball, a work of experimental architecture.
Rachel Armstrong, professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University, on the opportunities to apply 'natural computing' to rethink how we engineer and design for tomorrow's world.

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