2012 lecture Tobias Schwinn - Confluence Symposium

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Tobias Schwinn 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

Symposium Agenda:
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.

Tobias Schwinn
Tobias Schwinnis a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. In his research he is focusing on the integration of robotic fabrication and computational design processes. Prior to joining the ICD in January 2011, he worked as a Senior Designer for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP in New York and London applying computational design techniques to parametric form-finding, rationalization, complex geometry, automation and aspects of sustainability.
Tobias studied architecture at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia as part of the US-EU Joint Consortium for Higher Education. He received his diploma-engineering degree in 2005.
He has been invited studio critic at Columbia GSAPP, Harvard GSD, Pratt Institute, AA in London, and the Staedelschule Frankfurt and has internationally taught various workshops on scripting and algorithmic design.

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