The Detail Is Dead - Long Live The Detail

Dato
04.05.2017
Tidspunkt
13:00 - 18:00
Adresse
KADK
Auditorium 2
Philip de Langes Alle 10
1435 Kbh K
Pris
Gratis

You are invited to the CINARK symposium 

THE DETAIL IS DEAD – LONG LIVE THE DETAIL!

Thursday May 4th 2017, 13.00 – 18.00 at KADK

The symposium is a collaboration with Velux Visiting Professor Ulrich Knaack from TU Delft, Façade Group and is sponsored by the Velux foundations.

The symposium seeks to raise a critical discussion about the current means of industrialized manufacturing, construction and making – the object is to look at how architectural practices, building industry and research address the potential challenges when linking ethics and social responsibility.

We are now happy to announce the themes of the sessions and the final list of speakers:

Introduction Lecture - REFLECTIONS ON THE GRAVITY OF DETAILS

Steen Nepper Larsen, Philosopher, Associate Professor, Aarhus University

The lecture seeks to frame questions of morality and ethics in the world today. How can we in a world where things are getting more abstract and digitalised embed meaning in the way we construct and perceive our physical surroundings? Architecture is a result of a complex process of selecting and developing “the proper details” for a certain context and situation. When speaking about “the proper detail” we are arguing out of experience – but are we able to entirely judge the ethical dimensions today – because the complexity within construction and the world in general is too big?

1. Session NO MONEY NO DETAIL!

When designing the Kunsthal in Rotterdam 25 years ago OMA proclaimed their focus on architecture as storytelling by the famous quote “No money – No detail!”. In the resent work by the office their attitude towards the value of the detail has changed. Is this a common tendency within architecture? Is there a shift from the focus on architecture as storytelling to the focus of the making of the buildings?

We have invited 4 speakers from different positions within the field to discuss how they see the value of detailing in their own practices and in the field of construction in general. 

Short presentations (20 minutes) followed by a panel discussion.

Invited speakers:

  • Vincent Karsten, Architect, Associate, OMA, Netherlands
  • Kim Dalgaard, Architect, Project Leader, Tegnestuen Vandkunsten A/S
  • Horst Günther, Engineer, Technical Director, Scandibyg A/S
  • Pil Thielst, Architect, Project Leader, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

2. Session DIGITAL VS. PHYSICAL?

What happens when we move architectural details from an abstract digital world to a concrete physical reality? Is this always a smooth transfer or is the shift of logics more complex? The digital world asks for exactitude due to data exchange based on numerical logics, but how does this affect the dimensions linked to the knowledge of the hand and the craftsman? We have invited 4 speakers from different positions within the field to discuss how they see this transfer of knowledge from the digital to the physical world from their perspective.

Short presentations (20 minutes) followed by a panel discussion.

Invited speakers:

  • Marcel Bilow, Dr. Associate Professor, The Bucky Lab, TU_Delft
  • Stig Mikkelsen / Architect, Founding partner, Mikkelsen Architects
  • Odilo Schoch, Dr. Professor, Architecture & Building Process, ETH Zurich
  • Vibeke Grube Larsen, Architect, Head of Sustainability, NCC Building

Attached please find a detailed description of the program.

THE SYMPOSIUM IS FREE OF CHARGE.

BUT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THE SYMPOSIUM BY SENDING AN E-MAIL TO:

CINARK@kadk.dk

We are looking forward to seeing the 4th of May!

 

CINARK – Center for Industrialised Architecture

Institute of Architecture & Technology

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture