Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Lecture by Kristof Crolla

Building Simplexity:  The Expansion of Digital Design into “Contractor Space”

Lecture by Kristof Crolla
Date: 8/9, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Obuchi Lab, Room 416

Digital design techniques have radically expanded the “design solution space” available to architects. The speed with which the possibilities for "built" architecture expand, however, is slowing down, in spite of continued advancements in design software development and the dissemination of evermore user-friendly digital design tools. The increasing dissociation between virtual and built environments lies at the foundation of this slowdown. Using case studies from his design practice, Kristof Crolla will discuss the digital paradigm in the realities of “contractor space” in order to continue to expand the “buildable design solution space”.

Kristof Crolla is a licensed architect, Assistant Professorship in Computational Design at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and founding partner of the architecture practice “Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd.” (LEAD). He studied and taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and worked as Lead Architect for Zaha Hadid Architects before moving to Hong Kong in 2010. He is the recipient of the “Perspective 2012 – 40 under 40” award.