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Informed Design Strategies
The College of Architecture, Art and Design presents a lecture by Kas Oosterhuis, Founding Director of design studio ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd] in Rotterdam, and Founding Director of Hyperbody Research Group at TU Delft.
The design studio ONL, founded in 1989 by architect Kas Oosterhuis and visual artist Ilona Lénárd, has dedicated itself since to the fusion of art and architecture on a digital platform. They have realized a number of groundbreaking projects such as the Waterpavilion, the iWEB, the A2 Cockpit and the Bálna mixed use center in Budapest, and recently completed the LIWA tower in Abu Dhabi. These projects are the result of an intentionally emotive architecture, based on informed design strategies. ONL has structurally internalized concepts, tools and techniques for multiplicity, for the swarm, for interactivity, for interoperability, for a signature style, for lean data exchange, for collaborative design and engineering, for mass customization, for quantum behavior, ultimately to create the visual alien, yet familiar to human values. These are some of the challenges that the paradigm shift to an architecture based on continuous variation eventually will have to deal with. A consistent application of the principles of continuous variation of all aspects of design and building revolutionizes the profession.
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