AIA Hong Kong: The Adaptive City by Tom Verebes
Date(s) - 30/10/2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Posh Network Centre
3/F East Warwick House, Taikoo Place, 979 king’s Road, Quarry Bay
CES #378 – 1.0 LU/HSW
In this lecture Tom Verebes will introduce his recent book, Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-first Century, and present a series of related design projects carried out by his office OCEAN CN Consultancy Network. Verebes’ work challenges the capacity of conventional design methodologies to manage the indeterminacy of urban development, the environment, the economy, migration and the other forces that shape contemporary cities. He believes that – in an increasingly uncertain world – twentieth century master-planning tools are ill equipped to keep pace with the rapid urbanisation of developing cities and that the need to celebrate their individual spatial characteristics is now more important than ever.
Tom Verebes has more than two decades of experience in architectural practice, education and research. He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, where he has taught the Harvard GSD-HKU Joint Studio, coordinated the BAAS Year 3 undergraduate design studio, and also teaches M. Arch graduate students and graduate research seminars. His research focuses on the evolutionary, adaptive nature of cities, and experiments in architectural effects, necessitating advanced computational methods for prototyping innovative spaces and systems.Reference
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