LSAA 2016 Conference and Design Awards
Theme: Design Beyond Boundaries
The Intersection of Architects and Engineers
Melbourne from Thursday September 1st to Friday September 2nd 2016.
The event was great due to a varied, excellent and inspirational program put together by Peter Lim, LSAA and the Monash Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.
Conference Program and details of Keynote & Public Lecture Presentations can be downloaded HERE (PDF, 3Mb)
Day 1 Thursday September 1st 2016
Keynote address Nicholas Goldsmith "Shape Making or Formfinding"
Session: Reflections on the Contribution of Frei Otto
Session: Project Focus
Public Lecture Nicholas Goldsmith "From Mass to Membrane"
Conference and Design Awards Presentation Dinner
Day 2 Friday September 2nd 2016
Keynote Address Ron Van Sluijs "Stadia Roof Topology through Design Methodology"
Session: Experimentation and Digital Systems
Afternoon: Design Workshop
Some thumbnail images of the Design Awards can be found HERE (PDF) and the workshop HERE (PDF)
Twenty nine projects were entered for the 2016 Design Awards in all Categories.
Congratulations to the following winners who were presented with their trophies at the dinner.
Students and delegates hard at work during the workshop
The LSAA 2016 Conference and Awards are proudly supported by our Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor Serge Ferrari
Gold Sponsors Mehler Texnologies and Gale Pacific
Silver Sponsors are Ronstan Tensile Architecture and Hiraoka
"Design Beyond Boundaries"
- The Intersection of Architects and Engineers.
Sponsors logos were on display during the presentations and at the Awards Dinner.
"Design Beyond Boundaries"
- The Intersection of Architects and Engineers"
The LSAA is pleased to have two keynote speakers at this year's Conference.
Nicholas Goldsmith Senior Principal FTL Design Engineering Studio, NewYork.
Ron van Sluijs – Associate Principal Populous, Brisbane
A summary of their presentations is given below.
S1A 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" - see LINK
S6A 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.
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