Thursday, May 27, 2010

ArquiBio 2010 - Coimbra, Portugal

ArquiBio 2010 - Coimbra - June 14-18

The third edition of ArquiBio, an event that took off in recent years an international dimension, is jointly organized by the Zoological Museum, University of Coimbra, Center for the Study of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra (CEARQ) and collaborators linked to several European and American universities. This year’s responsibility and coordination is from Dr. Teresa Baptista (Advisor of the Zoological Museum), Prof. Dr. José Fernando Gonçalves (CEARQ Coordinator) and Prof. Dr. Mauro Costa Couceiro (Bionic researcher associated with several European universities).

ArquiBio 2010 is a series of international lectures and workshops on topics connecting architecture and design with the “bio-logics”. It is intended that the lecturers and visiting scholars allow a consistent connection between current biological and architectural knowledge bringing light of recent technological advances.

The premise is that the fusion between biological and technological world is now a reality that cannot be ignored. Computers and robotics prove to be capable of releasing the architects and designers of a catalog architecture, based on still images, teaching us new fields of interaction in which complex processes similar to those that occur in nature, take center stage and allow a more consistent connection with the living environment.

Rhino, Grasshopper and RhinoCAM will be the software used during the workshops.

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