BT Lectures

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Lectures are held at 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Room 7-431 unless noted.

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:30pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

When architecture becomes robotic, its autonomy means that the design process must extend beyond schematics, design development, and construction, and into the lifespan of the building, becoming a learning process in the context of its environment. Design is therefore not to be understood as an isolated process at the beginning of a sequence that entails fabrication and inhabitation, but rather treated as one continuous process, linking the design process with the process of use.

Nov 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
7-429

Our environment is marked by the built form, and our quality of life is dependent on it. A building may have limited life expectancy, but infrastructure is more resilient, it structures the landscape, in fact it becomes the landscape. In a world that is characterized by finality, we must bear in mind that any major intervention in the landscape will leave its mark for hundreds of years to come, and so must be carefully conceived. Architecture, in the broadest sense, and bridge design in particular, are the physical manifestation of a wider culture.