Saturday, July 31, 2010

Advances in Architectural Geometry

Geometry lies at the core of the architectural design process. It is omnipresent, from the initial form-finding stages to the final construction. Modern geometric computing provides a variety of tools for the efficient design, analysis, and manufacturing of complex shapes. On the one hand this opens up new horizons for architecture. On the other hand, the architectural context also poses new problems to geometry. Around these problems the research area of architectural geometry is emerging. It is situated at the border of applied geometry and architecture.

This symposium will bring together researchers from the fields of architecture and geometry to discuss recent advances in research and practice and to identify and address the most challenging problems. We aim at connecting researchers from architectural and engineering practices, academia and industry. The event consists of two parts, two days of hands-on workshops followed by two days of oral and poster presentations in conference style, including four keynote speakers.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

MASTER IN DESIGN STUDIES program announces new areas of concentration for 2010-2011

Master in Design Studies (MDesS)Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology
Area Coordinator: Charles Waldheim, Professor of Landscape Architecture
Over the past decade longstanding disciplinary divides between the urban and the ecological have given way to more fluid, polyvalent, and potentially more productive relations. The challenges of the built environment have rarely, at any time, corresponded to traditional disciplinary or professional boundaries. Contemporary practices of urbanism are increasingly informed by sensibilities and stores of knowledge broadly associated with the study of the natural world. As model and metaphor on the one hand, and as applied science on the other, urban and architectural practices and habits of thought are increasingly engaged with ecological thinking. In this space of intellectual inquiry and advancement of the design arts, the MDesS Program aspires to be a leading venue for post-professional studies at the intersection of the urban and the ecological domains.
MDesS candidates in the ‘Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology’ concentration pursue advanced studies in topics related to contemporary urbanism and landscape within the broader context of the global, social, and natural environment. Candidates are invited to construct their own program of study from among the course offerings at the GSD. Candidates are also encouraged to take advantage of courses and institutional assets across the Harvard University campus and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Candidates are invited to propose research topics related to the description and representation of contemporary urban forms, of ecological sites and systems at all scales especially as these relate to infrastructure, logistics, and material economies; to ecological issues as they determine urban, regional, or territorial spatial organization; to the histories and theories of landscape as elements of urban or regional order; to emerging economic orders such as large-scale and ultra-rapid development and their impact on urban form, on problems of globalization and on modernization; issues relating to water, waste, energy production and consumption in relation to urbanism; issues of agricultural production and consumption in relation to urbanism as well as to theoretical issues relating to landscape urbanism, ecological urbanism, and weak urbanism.
Associated Faculty:
Iñaki Abalos, GSDPierre Bélanger, GSDStefano Boeri, GSD Lizabeth Cohen, FAS/HistoryFelipe Correa, GSDSanford Kwinter, GSDNina-Marie Lister, GSDMohsen Mostafavi, GSDChris Reed, GSDHashim Sarkis, GSDRafael Segal, GSDCharles Waldheim, GSD
Harvard University Center for the EnvironmentHarvard University Center for Geographic Analysis

Wednesday, January 20, 2010



Estos son los principios en los cuales se basa nuestro trabajo:

innovacion + diseño + eficiencia + rendimiento
Nuestro estudio abarca todas las aéreas que posibilitan el desarrollo y la construcción
de todo tipo de edificaciones e instalaciones.
Áreas de trabajo:
1. Rehabilitación de edificios, espacios y locales.
2. Diseño y construcción de edificios y promociones.
3. Diseño y ejecución de instalaciones industriales.
4. Obra civil.
5. Redacción de planes urbanísticos y asesoramiento.
6. Asesoría energética e impacto de ruidos en edificios y construcciones edificios.