Tuesday 18/04/2023, 17.30-19.00
Auditorium J007 (J-blok)
Gebroeders De Smetstraat 1, 9000 Gent
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(RE)SEARCHING BUILDING PRACTICES: HARQUITECTES &
(Lecture in English)
HARQUITECTES (www.harquitectes.com) and BLAF architecten (www.blaf.be) are (re)searching practices, in which the impact of the challenges and policies regarding climate, energy and raw materials on the design, construction and affordability of architecture are prominent themes.
– HARQUITECTES is an architecture studio founded in 2000 by David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros and Roger Tudó. They combine their professional activity teaching in the ETSAV- UPC, ETSAB- UPC, ETH Zurich and Harvard GSD. They have been invited to Porto Academy, AA School of architecture, Austin School of Architecture, Universidad Católica de Chile, ENSA Paris, Umea school of architecture, among other places. They have received several national and international awards and their work has been widely published and exhibited.
– Engagement, research and intuition are what drives BLAF architecten. They reflect the social, scientific and emotional charge of design. Engagement leads to responsibility, research to innovation and intuition to signature. BLAF is known for its small-scale experimental productions in the form of (geometrical) case study houses, which has led to several (circular) innovations in hybrid construction methods and products (BLAF Big Brick hybrids). BLAF takes this practical experience in building with it in numerous large-scale and urban planning assignments.
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