This month we have Dagmar Reinhardt and Suleiman Alhadidi:
Dagmar will be presenting her work on intuitive movement protocols and adaptive work processes in collaborative robotics. The talk will discuss an approach whereby the potential of performance in robots, human design processes, changing data and materials can inform collaborative protocols to process design iterations similar to physical computing and computational design approaches.
Dagmar recently chaired the RobArch2016 (http://www.robrach2016.org/) Conference for Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design hosted by the University of Sydney, which brought together researchers, industry and practitioners from an international and Australian community. She has curated the current Robots in Architecture 2016-Developing the Future, which is currently exhibited at Tinsheds Gallery, with RobArch2016 workshop prototypes and interviews, the CodeToProduction live lab, and robotic demonstrations showcasing KUKA Agilus and ABB, and dual robot arm YuMi. Reinhardt’s research focuses on performance in and of architecture, developed at the nexus of computational design methodologies, material programming, robotic fabrication and human-system responses in the emerging domain of computation for the built environment. Design research as interdisciplinary discourse is applied hereby to integrate architectural practice, structural engineering, acoustic performance and robotic protocols. Reinhardt is a principal of the architecture practice reinhardtjung (http://www.reinhardtjung.de/), the Program Director for the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments at the University of Sydney, and Leader of the Digital Architecture Research Master program.
Suleiman will present 'How can designers implement computational design strategies to enrich design and Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows?' The talk will focus on examples and case studies which are focused on form finding, data driven design, and environmental design and analysis. The presentation introduces how to quickly unlock the potentials of innovation in BIM by using design scripted tools. It also provides some insights on how such workflows can generate dynamic designs without endless nights of rework and redundant repetition.
Suleiman is an architect, researcher and engineer. He is an adjunct senior lecturer at UNSW were he researching in the integration of new technologies in architecture design to advance building performance. At BVN, Suleiman is currently working on developing the research agenda in robotics and smart buildings. Before joining BVN Suleiman established and led the computational design team at HASSELL. He taught and researched at leading Australian institutes such as the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, University of Melbourne and RMIT University. In 2013 he co-founded O(n) Studio as a research-based studio which explores the use of new technology in architecture design, design workflows and computational design strategies. Suleiman has worked at leading architecture practices in Europe and the Middle East such as Coop Himmelblau and Laceco international. His current research interests include architecture design strategies, robotics in design, digital architecture, BIM technologies, and deployable complex kit-of-parts, interactive built environment, and fabrication technologies.