INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
Milano, ITALY, from May 6 - 7th, 2009
 
 


CONFERENCE SUMMARY

Wednesday 6th May

09.15 Welcome
Giulio Ballio, Rector of Politecnico di Milano
Piercarlo Palermo, dean of Faculty of Architecture and Society  
Emilio Pizzi, Director of Best Department

Introduction of the conference
Anna Mangiarotti, professor of Technology in Architecture, IDCT09 board referee
Ingrid Paoletti, assistant professor of Technology in Architecture, IDCT09 scientific coordinator

Morning session: FORM FINDING and COMPLEX MORPHOLOGY
Chair: Filippo Innocenti (Zaha Hadid Architects)

09:30 Sense and Advanced Sensiblity - about the relationship of sensuality, obsessions and advanced design techniques
Matias del Campo - SPAN Architects, Vienna

10.00 Partly logic / Logic of parts
Marc Fornes - THEVERYMANY

10.30 Parametric models: formal thinking for architects
Arnold Walz - DesignToProduction

11.00 Liquid parametrics: fluidity of form and process
Cristiano Ceccato - Zaha Hadid Architects
 
11.30 Round table

12.00 Parallel sessions
13.30 Break

Afternoon Session: ENGINEERING FOR CONSTRUCTION
Chair: Massimo Majowiecky (Studio Tecnico Majowiecky)

14.30 From structure to fabrication
Nathaniel Stanton - Buro Happold Special Projects, New York
Shrikant Sharma - Buro Happold SMART Group- London

15.00 Geometrical approach to complex architecture
Luca Buzzoni -Arup Italia

15.30 Digital methods in structural design
Oliver Tessmann– Bollinger & Grohmann

16.00 Complex Building Shapes - a Developer’s Perspective
Bruce Frey, Hines

16.30 Round table

17.00 Parallel sessions
18.30 Break

Evening at FONDAZIONE POMODORO
with a presentation on advanced sculpting technologies


Thursday 7th may


Morning Session: DIGITAL FABRICATION and FILE TO FACTORY PRODUCTION
Chair: Stefano Converso (Dipartimento DIPSA, Università degli studi Roma Tre)

9.30 A bottom-up approach to the implementation of advanced fabrication methods
John Nastasi - Product-Architecture Lab, Stevens Institute of Technology / Nastasi Architects

10.00 Architecture = Information
Marthijn Pool - ONL Oosterhuis - Lénard 

10.30 Compound curved building surfaces with shaped stone blocks
Christian R Pongratz - Pongratz Perbellini Architects

11.00 Application of new “fit-for-use” materials in building and construction market
Erwin van Maaren - Nedcam

11.30 Round table

12.00 Parallel sessions
13.30 Break

Afernoon session: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION and MASS CUSTOMIZATION
Chair Ingrid Paoletti (Dipartimento BEST, Politecnico di Milano)

14.30 Parametric Fabrication
Martin Bechthold – Harvard GSD

15.00 Evolution of Technical Rationalization in Complex Curtain Wall components
Christian Florian - Permasteelisa Group

15.30 Composite Blob Shells
Mike Eekhout - Octatube

16.00 Design Driven Innovation
Roberto Verganti - DIG, Politecnico di Milano

16.30 Round table

17.00 Parallel sessions
18.30 Break

18.30 Conclusions and Greetings


PARALLEL SESSIONS
draft on April, 22th 2009

 

TOPIC 1: Design and complex morphology

DAY: May, 6th 2009
RANGE OF TIME: 12.00 – 13.30 (90’)
REFERENTS’ LIST:

Room Y1

Amico, Carlo
“Folding spaces: the hidden structures”
Ellinger, Jefferson
“Form follows ecology: performative morphologies”  
Fraschini, Matteo
“Lightweight structures modeling through a physical simulation software”
Neumayr, Robert
“Generative processes: script based design research in contemporary teaching practice”
Spallone, Roberta
“Dimension “time” to represent contemporary architectural design”   

Room A

Angius, Pierandrea
“Pluri-potency, a model for parametric design”
D’Uva, Domenico
“Definition and representation of complex architectural shapes. Experiences in advanced courses at the  Faculty of Architecture in Milano”
Gherri, Barbara
“Natural and artificial lighting design: improving solutions in complex surfaces"
Iacono, Dario
“Innovation & technological complexity in the contemporary architecture”
Unali, Maurizio
“Virtual City”

Room C

Erioli, Alessio
“Processing Nature”                                                           
Magarotto, Elena
“Complex architecture and culture heritage: a critical investigation”
 
Magrassi, Grazia
“New technologies to design architecture. The Bellini's comet: an example”
Sdegno, Alberto
“The geometric construction of morphology”

 

TOPIC 2: Engineering for construction

DAY: May, 6th 2009
RANGE OF TIME: 17.00 – 18.30 (90’)
REFERENTS’ LIST:

Room A

Brell-Cokcan, Sigrid
 “Structurize – Planarize - Materialize”
Frattari, Luca
“Topology optimization in architecture: may be a design tool?”
Lo Turco, Massimiliano
“Green BIM: new experiences of software interoperability”                           
Ricci, Ilaria
“Stiffness-strength-ductility. Design approaches for crescent shaped braces”

Room B

Basso, Paolo
“Shape Optimization of Free Form Grid-Shells”
Lago, Alberto
“Complex geometry structures in seismic Regions”    
Mascarucci, Maria
“Reinforced carboard structures for temporary installations”  
Tupputi, Maria
“Design criteria for a novel self-locking mechanism for deployable structures”            

TOPIC 3: Digital fabrication and File to Factory production

DAY: May, 7th 2009
RANGE OF TIME:    12.00 – 13.30 (90’)
REFERENTS’ LIST:

Room B

Aigner, Anita & Brell-Cokcan, Sigrid
“Surfaces structures milling robot. The impact of Curvilinear Structured Architectural Scale Models on Architectural Design and Production”
Daniotti, Bruno
“Interoperable ICTs for the building process stakeholders”
Drobnik, Michael
“Tram and bus shelter Münchner Freiheit: realizing a complex architecture”   
Fox, Stephen
“Factory 2.0: highly distributed sustainable ideation, propagation, and creation of physical products”
Macdonald, Joe
“The Agency of Constraints”            
Solomon, Jonathan D.
“Control Shift: Architectural fabrication in the Pearl River Delta”         
Voyatzaki, Maria
“F2F-Continuum: File-to-factory_Universities and Construction Industry_Face-to-Face”           

 

TOPIC 4: Technological innovation and Mass customization

DAY: May, 7th 2009
RANGE OF TIME:    17.00 – 18.30 (90’)
REFERENTS’ LIST:

Room A

Firrone, Tiziana
“Innovative technologies for temporary architecture”
Franchino, Rossella
“Innovative system for rain water reuse”
Hormias Laperal, Emilio
“Towards a sustainable prefabrication”                    
Rinas, Thomas
“Concrete prefabrication: an empirical study of player needs in Switzerland. Multidisciplinary approach”
Stefanazzi, Alberto
“Micro ventilated veneers: technology, problems and innovation”

Room B                                             

Bourrier, Pierre & Tirelli, Tommaso
“Free Form and Bigness in Architecture: The Contribution of the Steel Industry”
Dejaco, Mario Claudio
“The building materials' and components' database for an evidences-based design approach”
De Bartolomeis, Valter Luca
“Industrial processes and materials for new media buildings”                        
Scalisi, Francesca
“Nanotechnology. Revolution in architecture”
Ostorero, Carlo
“Beyond prefabrication”

Room C

Falasca, Carmine Carlo
“Evolutionary customized models of needs for contemporary housing”
Falasca, Carmine Carlo
“New envelop systems for an adaptive housing. Multiperforming components able to variable order”
Milardi, Martino
“Deconstruction to Recover: The role of Technology in deconstruction process”          
Turrini, Davide
“Contemporary stone surfaces. Design and technology between creativity and naturalness”    
Zardo, Davide
“Integrated systems and individual comfort: the context, the realization” 

Room D

Lucchini, Angelo
“Innovation in the façade design for the new Fiera di Milano Hotel buildings”
Sposito, Cesare
“Nanotechnology and construction. Innovation material for architecture”
Vozzola, Mariapaola
“BIM for the Construction Industry”  
Zamora i Mestre, Joan Lluis
“TOSCA. Taller de Solucions Constructives Arquitectòniques: an experience for innovation  in architecture”