Date: Friday 11 November 2011
Venue: Lecture Hall
The lecture will feature the recent work of the consultancy 1:One | Computational Geometry, including work contributed to the following projects: Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonic Hamburg, Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris and Louvre Dome in Abu Dhabi.
1:One | Computational Geometry specialises in delivering custom computational solutions for complex design projects at all scales. With the aid of advanced computational techniques, custom algorithms and software programs, 1:One offers consultancy services during design stage, as well as programming and modelling services during the realisation of projects. By utilising parametric techniques for non-standard geometries and developing automation and optimisation algorithms that are fully integrated into the computer-aided fabrication process; projects can be realised faster, more reliable, with greater precision and at a reduced cost. 1:One is centrally located in Frankfurt/Main, a location which allows us to draw on an ever-increasing network of specialised, high-tech manufacturing firms within the heart of Europe.
Benjamin Samuel Koren was born in 1981 in Frankfurt, Germany and grew up in Miami, Florida. He studied architecture, film and music at the University of Miami and at the AA, where he received a Bronze Medal commendation, an SOM fellowship and the iGuzzini Travelling Award at the 2005 RIBA President’s medals for his project entitled 'Harmonic Proportion in Amorphic Form'. He went on to work for the Advanced Geometry Unit at Arup and for Herzog & de Meuron. He is the founder of 1:One | Computational Geometry, set up in 2009.
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