This past September marked the commencement of ArchiLab 2013 at the newly completed FRAC Centre in Orleans, France. Forty architects, designers and artists gathered for the annual architectural exposition and conference’s ninth edition to discuss the deepening overlap between digital architecture and the sciences, particularly molecular biology. Under the theme “Naturalizing Architecture,” two international symposiums took place which provided the opportuntiy for architects and scientists to present, and debate, the latest research revolving this subject and its ever-evolving role within the living world.
To encourage the continuation of discourse, we have complied a video list of all the discussions from the symposium for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy them, after the break, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Discussion: Marie-Ange Brayer, Cloud de Grandpré and Frédéric Migayrou – Introduction
Discussion: Claudia Pasquero & Marco Poletto, ecoLogicStudio – META-folly: Ecology Beyond Nature
Discussion: Marcos Cruz & Marjan Colletti, marcosandmarjan – Novel Beautesque
Discussion: Kristina Schinegger, soma – Multiple Natures
Discussion: Anouk Legendre, X_TU Architects – Hybridations Urbaines
Discussion: Alisa Andrasek, Biothing – Open Synthesis: Increased Resolution Fabric of Architecture
Discussion: Michael Hansmeyer – Digital Grotesque
Discussion: Philippe Morel, EZCT Architecture & Design Research
Discussion: Achim Menges – Performative Morphology, Integrative Machine and Material Computation
Discussion: Theodore Spyropoulos (Minimaforms, UK) – Enabling Frameworks: Adaptive Models of Communication
Discussion: Marc Fornes (MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY tm) -Computational Skinning: Tests, Trials, Errors
Discussion: Material Behaviors