2012 lecture Bob Sheil - Confluence Symposium
Bob Sheil lectures in the frame of the Confluence Symposium - Establishing data flow from Design to Site
Friday 23. November 2012 (11.00 – 17.00)
KADK- Auditorium 6, Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53, 1434 Copenhagen
Building Information Modelling came with the promise to create a fluent building process starting in design and reaching out all along to architectural production and use. Looking at research driven developments in both academia and practice the seminar investigates the contemporary state, challenges and future potential that might emerge from an unlimited flow of information. Here it is research that emphasises the role of fabrication and material while practice develops seemingly approaches that engage directly with contractors and building site. The research seminar confluence highlights the emerging tools and processes and discusses directions for further development.
National and international guest lecturers will highlight successful strategies, pitfalls and future challenges through research induced projects that bridge BIM based planning with the digital fabrication in building construction. The seminar crossexamines projects in the full range of scales and aims to establish a platform to share experiences and move the contemporary boundaries of the use of BIM.
The symposium 2 is organised by Martin Tamke and Morten Myrup Jensen and is part of the Institute 4 - BIM symposium series.
Bob Sheil is Professor in Architecture and Design through Production at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, where he runs MArch Unit 23 with Emmanuel Vercruysse and Kate Davies, and is Director of Technology and Computing. He is a founding partner of sixteen*(makers), whose recent work in collaboration with Stahlbogen GmbH ‘55/02’ won a RIBA award for design. He has edited two editions of Architectural Design; ‘Design through Making’ (2005), and ‘Protoarchitecture’ (2008). In 2011 he Co-Chaired the highly successful international conference FABRICATE with Ruairi Glynn. In 2012 he published ‘Manufacturing the Bespoke’ an AD Reader on prototyping and making architecture in the digital age, and ‘55/02: A sixteen*(makers)Monograph’ (Riverside Architectural Press 2012). He is presently working on a new build project, and a third AD due for publication in January 2014.