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Events

Guest Lecture Series: Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, A New Robotic Brutalism

Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic are co founders and principals of HANNAH, an architecture practice based in the United States and Germany. HANNAH’s research focuses on advancing traditional building construction techniques by implementing new technologies and processes of making, addressing subjects of rapid urbanization and mass customized housing design. In close collaboration with the high-tech… Continue Reading Guest Lecture Series: Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, A New Robotic Brutalism

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Guest Lecture Series: Georges Teyssot, Entropic Landscape

Georges Teyssot is a Professor at Laval University’s School of Architecture in Quebec City (QC, CA). He has previously taught history and theory at the IUAV of Venice (Italy), at Princeton University’s School of Architecture (NJ, USA), and at the GTA in the Department of Architecture at Zurich’s ETH (CH). He was the curator with… Continue Reading Guest Lecture Series: Georges Teyssot, Entropic Landscape

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The Global Studio Exhibition: Subarctic Reportage

Schefferville is the global village of today. It is located in Northern Quebec, Canada, and is home to approximately two hundred and fifty people of the First Nations. It is situated at the heart of the territory of the Naskapi and Innu indigenous communities, and represents a unique form of extreme conditions, where the harsh… Continue Reading The Global Studio Exhibition: Subarctic Reportage

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Made by Robots Workshop: Crafted and Advanced

The workshop will focus on the creation of crafted architectural elements based on the analysis of manual processes and their translation to robotic fabrication methods. The topic comes from a recent research project at the Material Topology Research Laboratory (MTRL) at the Technion IIT. As part of the workshop, students will be exposed to the… Continue Reading Made by Robots Workshop: Crafted and Advanced

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Courses 

Robotic Fabrication in Architecture

The aim of the course is to provide students with basic understanding, knowledge and abilities in the design and operation of robotic production cells for architectural purposes. The course will focus on the analysis of manufacturing practices and their transfer into robotic arms, with emphasis on designing tools, toolpath planning and physical production of architectural… Continue Reading Robotic Fabrication in Architecture

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Evaluative Tools in Architecture

The course considers the multiple design strategies, representation methods, architectural media (including textual methods), to express the quality of an architectural proposal. The course considers three fundamental aspects that stand at the core the architectural research, namely the notions of form, forces, and material. Based on these three notions, each weekly session will be dedicated… Continue Reading Evaluative Tools in Architecture

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The Global Studio

This studio is organized in the context of the Azrieli Global Studio program, a new collaborative initiative between McGill University in Montreal, Tel Aviv University and the Technion. The common theme for the thematic studio at the three schools concerns the architecture of extreme environments. Canadian students from McGill University will work on a site… Continue Reading The Global Studio

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Architecture in Formation: Selected Theories of a Digital Culture in Architecture

This course proposes to address the contemporary nature of the relation between design, technology, and the sciences across a series of seminal essays and manifestos that have influenced architecture since the postwar period to today. The structure of the course follows a series of topics that will be developed on a weekly basis. Thus, the… Continue Reading Architecture in Formation: Selected Theories of a Digital Culture in Architecture

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Publications

Instabilities and Potentialities: Notes on the Nature of Knowledge in Digital Architecture

Now that information technologies are fully embedded into the design studio, Instabilities and Potentialities explores our post-digital culture to better understand its impact on theoretical discourse and design processes in architecture. The role of digital technologies and its ever-increasing infusion of information into the design process entails three main shifts in the way we approach… Continue Reading Instabilities and Potentialities: Notes on the Nature of Knowledge in Digital Architecture

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Haaretz Photoblog Featuring the Global Studio

Haaretz Photoblog featuring photos taken during the Azrieli Global Studio visit to the subarctic region of Canada. MSc. Candidate Yael Engelhart | PhD Candidate Karen Lee Bar-Sinai

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The Global Studio on Kan 11 Television Channel

Kan 11 Television Channel invited MTRL to present the Azrieli Global Studio program and the architecture of extreme environments. Interview with: Aaron Sprecher, Tom Shaked

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Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture

Architecture in Formation is the first digital architecture manual that bridges multiple relationships between theory and practice, proposing a vital resource to structure the upcoming second digital revolution. Sixteen essays from practitioners, historians and theorists look at how information processing informs and is informed by architecture. Twenty-nine experimental projects propose radical means to inform the… Continue Reading Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture

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Technical Indeterminism: Toward a Sensible Architectural Tool

In his acclaimed work, On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects (1958), the French philosopher Gilbert Simondon considers automation to be a low degree of technical perfection, a mode of operation which sacrifices potential uses due to its control by economic or social vectors. He suggests an alternative: relating to the margin of indetermination… Continue Reading Technical Indeterminism: Toward a Sensible Architectural Tool

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