VIDEOS: ArchiLab 2013 Discusses “Naturalizing Architecture”

The Turbulences FRAC Centre / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects. Image © Nicolas Borel

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 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: Formalisation

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 

For more on 2013, check out ArchDaily’s exclusive coverage and interviews with the architects.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "VIDEOS: ArchiLab 2013 Discusses “Naturalizing Architecture”" 02 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=473018>