Friday, January 13, 2017

Kine[SIS]tem International Conference + Summer School - June 19-30, Lisbon (Portugal)

June 19-30, 2017
Lisbon (Portugal)

Kine[SIS]tem International Conference + Summer School is an international event formed by two interrelated moments: Kine[SIS]tem - From Nature to Architectural Matter, International Conference and Kine[SIS]tem - Shading Systems Summer School.

June 19-20, 2017

Kine[SiS]tem – From Kinesis + System. Kinesis is a non-linear movement or activity of an organism in response to a stimulus. A system is a set of interacting and interdependent agents forming a complex whole, delineated by its spatial and temporal boundaries, influenced by its environment.

How can architectural systems moderate the external environment to enhance comfort conditions in a simple, sustainable and smart way? This is the starting question for the Kine[SiS]tem’17 – From Nature to Architectural Matter International Conference.

For decades, architectural design developed despite (and not with) the climate, based on mechanical heating and cooling. Today, the argument for net-zero energy buildings needs effective strategies to reduce energy requirements. The challenge ahead requires design processes that are built upon consolidated knowledge, make use of advanced technologies and are inspired by nature.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Manuel Kretzer
- Dr. Sc. ETH Zürich Architect and Advanced Materials Specialist. Visiting professor in Digital Crafting at the Braunschweig University of Art. Partner at responsive design studio, Cologne, Germany.
Bob Sheil - Architect, Director of The Bartlett School of Architecture, Professor in Architecture and Design through Production, and the School’s Director of Technology.
Alex Haw - Director of the award-winning UK art/architecture practice atmos.

We invite you to submit and present an original contribution for Kine[SIS]tem'17. All submissions are peer-reviewed and considered for selection by the Scientific Committee. All accepted full papers will be published.  Please observe the submission types and deadlines on the website.

Areas of Interest

• Nature fundamentals and geometry
• Biomimicry and biodigital architecture
• Parametric design, computational modeling, and simulation
• Performance-based sustainable design
• Performative and responsive systems
• Digital fabrication


Kine[SIS]tem - Shading Systems Summer School
June 19-30, 2017

The Kine[SiS]tem’17 – Shading Systems Summer School will integrate master classes, design studios, and prototyping workshops.

The master classes will cover four themes: Sustainability, climate and solar radiation; Nature-based parametric patterns; Performance-based design; Digital fabrication.

The Design Studios will explore using Grasshopper, Ladybug, and Diva as creative and technical tools, from simulation to prototyping 3D responsive architectural solutions.

The summer school is intended for students and professionals from different areas of knowledge – architecture, design, fine arts, engineering, and programming  – who are interested in the design process: from ideation to prototyping.

Important Dates

Call for extended abstracts closure: February 6, 2017
Abstract Acceptance Notification: March 6, 2017
Full paper deadline: May 2, 2017
Conferences: June 19-20, 2017
Summer School: June 19-30, 2017


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