Theme: "Design Beyond Boundaries"

The Intersection of Architects and Engineers

PROGRAM 

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DAY 1, Thursday 1st September 2016

  Start  

    Session: Activity, Presentation

Author / Chair

08.30

Registrations

09.00

Keynote Address

Chairperson
Dr Kourosh 
Kayvani
LSAA President

09.00

Conference Welcome

Dr Kourosh Kayvani

09.10

Shape Making or Formfinding

Nicholas Goldsmith
Senior Principal FTL Design
Engineering Studio

10.00

Morning Tea

10.30

Reflections on the Contribution
of Frei 
Otto

Chairperson
Prof Vinzenz Sedlak
Founding Past President LSAA

10.40

Frei Otto Spanning the future
documentary – The evolution of tensile
membrane architecture

Frei Otto Film

11.40

Panel discussion -
Frei Otto influence in 
Australia

Prof Vinzenz Sedlak
Nicholas Goldsmith
Dr 
Robert Roithmayr

11.50

Questions

12.00

Lunch

13.00

Projects Focus

Chairperson
Peter Lim - LSAA VP

13.00

Platinum Sponsor Welcome

Serge Ferrari

13.10

Summer Pavilion
@ National Gallery of 
Victoria

Mathew Van Kooy - JWA

13.30

New Perth Stadium – the structure of surface

Stuart Harper – Cox Architecture
Scott Rathie - Arup

13.50

Delicate Structures

Prof Nigel Bertram - NMBW/MADA

14.10

Jim Stynes Bridge, Docklands
Link to Presentation (4.5Mb)

Peter Murenu - Aurecon

14.30

Energy absorbing structures

James Marr - Tensys

14.50

Zoo Enclosure – Augsburg Zoo Aviary
& San Diego Zoo Africa Rocks Exhibit
Link to Presentation (15.25Mb)

Barbara König - Carl Stahl

15.10

Questions for Session Authors

 

   Start  

Session: Activity, Presentation         

Author / Chair

15.20

Studio design workshop information
and team assignments
Link to Presentation (2.1Mb)

Dr Peter Kneen
Dr Maud 
Cassaignau

15.30

Afternoon Tea

Public Lecture Registrations

16.15

Public Lecture

Chairperson - Dr Kourosh

Kayvani - LSAA President

16.15

Welcome to Public
Brief introduction to 
LSAA and session

Dr Kourosh Kayvani

16.30

From Mass to Membrane

Nicholas Goldsmith FAIA LEEDS AP

17.30

Questions

 

Pre-dinner drinks & Design Awards Conference Dinner

Dress Code: Jacket and tie suggested

Venue and Times TBC - 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Design Awards PowerPoint Presentation  (PDF 12.5Mb)

DAY 2, Friday 2nd September 2016

  Start  

Session: Activity, Presentation

Author / Chair

09.00

Keynote Address

Chairperson - Peter Lim - LSAA VP

09.00

Stadia Roof Topology through design methodology

Ron van Sluijs –
Associate 
Principal Populous

09.50

Morning Tea

10.20

Experimentation & Digital Systems

Chairperson - Bob Cahill

Gold Sponsors Welcome

Mehler Texnologies GmbH
Gale Pacific

10.30

Digital Innovation – a consultant’s perspective

Dr Andrew Maher - Aurecon

10.50

Application of Evolutionary Structural
Optimisation to Architectural Design
Link to Presentation (PDF 13Mb)

Prof Mike Xie - RMIT

11.10

Designing the Dynamic – Learning from Gaudi

Assoc Prof Jane Burry - RMIT

11.30

Wood Plate Morphologies

Dr Tim Schork – MADA

11.50

Questions for the Session Authors

12.00

Lunch

Design Workshop

Chairperson - Dr Maud Cassaignau
Dr Peter Kneen

13.00 –

16.50

Studio Design Workshop

General principles of tension structure model making
processes / demonstration

Hands on model making workshop

Discussion /Questions

Prof Vinzenz Sedlak – Technological University
of 
Vienna
Dr Robert Roithmayr –
Formfinder
Software GmbH (with tutors)

17.00

Conference Close

Dr Kourosh Kayvani & MADA

 

Keynote Address Nicholas Goldsmith

Shape Making or Form Finding?

Often design professionals conflate the process of shape making with the more deliberate form finding approach. This lecture will discuss the differences in the design process between these two approaches. It will examine historical traditions of both approaches and look at Frei Otto and his physical modeling approach as an example of the Form Finding process, how it examines material intelligence to set in motion an iterative approach where the end result is discovered and not known beforehand. Examples of the work of FTL will be used as descriptive case studies to illustrate the different aspects of membrane envelopes including ETFE foil cushions, tensile membranes, and cable nets.

Public Lecture Nicholas Goldsmith

From Mass to Membrane

If we look at a historical evolution of architecture from the massive pyramids of Egypt, to the framed structures of Greek/Roman construction, to the lighter Gothic vaulting, to eventually Modern architecture of the 20th century, we see a continuous almost linear progression from solid mass constructions to framed buildings of glass and steel. Today we are in the early steps of moving from glass and steel structures to diaphanous skins of membrane and foil structures. These new materials incorporate inherent technologies and the aim is to understand how these technologies will affect our spatial experiences and in the process explore lightness as a visual, physical and sustainable approach. Mass to Membrane is our human architectural journey; can we use less material, be more sustainable, and help reduce our carbon footprint on the planet we call earth? Can this linear progression become one of the keys in a more sustainable tomorrow?

Keynote Address Ron van Sluijs

Stadia roof typology through design methodology

The large urban scale of stadia mean the structure often simultaneously dictate the form and the architecture of the venue though for the large span stadia structures only a limited number of typologies can be identified. It’s a challenge to methodically select the best fitting structure while maintaining a fresh and different aesthetic language. By illustration of various case studies this talk shall elaborate on a number of structural stadia roof typologies, both lightweight and heavy, and how these were developed architecturally and structurally