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“Automation in Development through Collectives“
MS in Architecture, Computational Technologies Program Lecture
Introduction and moderation:
Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Director,
MS in Architecture, Computational Technologies Program (MS_ACT) SoAD at NYIT
andra Manninger, Assistant Professor, MS ACT, SoAD at NYIT
Maider Llaguno-Munitxa, Assistant Professor UCLouvain
Evangelos Pantazis, IBI Group / Topotheque Design Research
“Natural Smartness: A new Era in Sustainability”
Hanaa Dahy, Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. M.Eng. Arch. Hanaa Dahy, BioMat Director at ITKE, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Stuttgart.
“Architecture's Sputnik Moment”
Neil Leach, Director, FIU DDes
Video of Information Session 2021 explaining the MS ACT Program by
Director Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa. The video contains partial information and
content that may be out of date. The Program may be modified for Fall
2022 pending approvals.
Master of science in architecture,
MS_ACT LECTURE SERIES S2022
Informed actualizations: From AI to physical computation
The MS ACT Lecture Series aims at discussing research framed by invited guest speakers. The MS ACT Program focuses on architecture expanding relationships between science, technology and culture through innovation in algorithms, simulations, ai, robotics, robotic fabrication and materials. The spring 2022 lecture series discusses alternative means to understand the dialectics between the ideal digital and the physical digital. Within an architecture of information, ai, robotics and materials are thought as actualization interfaces. This process understands information flows and their actualizations as architecture.
Buckminster Fuller's trajectory - Dymaxion to the Geo Lecture by Michael Wen Sen Su, Pratt Institute
MS_ACT LECTURE SERIES S2022
LECTURE: February 14 2022 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. est via zoom
Of Houses and Surfaces: Re-tracing, and re-thinking, R.
Buckminster Fuller's trajectory from the Dymaxion to the Geo
Michael Wen Sen Su, Adjunct Associate Professor, Pratt Institute School of Architecture
Despite his lack of formal architectural training, R. Buckminster Fuller's contribution to architecture has been profound and unmatched. While his life's work is well studied, due, in no small part, to his lifelong drive to document every aspect and conserve every correspondence of his life, this lecture seeks to re-trace, and thereby to re-think, the trajectory of his work, which was marked at its inception by his idiosyncratic, impossible Dymaxion House, and at its terminus by the fanciful, all too possible Geodesic dome. In particular, this lecture seeks to reconsider Fuller as the innate outsider whose uncanny capacity for thinking outside the box led him to conceive of architecture not merely as the provision of shelter or the control of environment, but as the synthesis and manipulation of information.
Today, students in New York Tech’s M.S. in Architecture, Computational Technologies (M.S.ACT) degree program are inventing new ways to look at architecture. It’s all happening through artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic systems and being applied in exciting ways that could impact architecture and, more broadly, environmental systems for the next several decades.
Blog | Nov 21, 2021
Salma Kattass is a Fulbright grantee in the Masters in Architecture, Computational Technology program here at NYIT. She graduated from the National School of Architecture Rabat, Morocco in 2019. After her undergraduate degree she occupied a position of an architect project manager at an architectural firm in Casablanca where she worked on projects of multiple scales ranging from private residences to office buildings to public parks. Furthermore, Salma participated in many national and international competitions as a student, a young architect and designer where she received several awards.
Blog | Oct 29, 2021
Farah Jalil began her Master’s degree in Architecture, Computational Technologies, in the School of Architecture and Design, NYIT in Fall 2021. She also a received a Graduate Assistantship position in the program for Fall 2021, through which she has been assisting Professor Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa with communications and technical works. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, from BRAC University, Bangladesh. She has practiced architecture and urban design for three years in Dhaka, Bangladesh before coming to New York in pursuit of post-graduation studies. Her interest in technology and discovery of methodologies of design practices of the future is what brought her to the program.
Blog | Oct 11, 2021
The SIGraDi 2021 Designing Possibilities is an upcoming conference and a two day workshop. The conference and workshops will look into ideas, research and questions on what could be the role of design, architecture and art, of the possible future, the next reality.
Conference- November 8th-12th, 2021
Workshops- November 8th-9th, 2021
Blog | Oct 08, 2021
The Master of Science in Architecture, Computational Technologies Program - MS ACT at The New York Institute of Technology is inaugurating a series of short informative interviews with the people involved directly with the organization, teaching, development and formation of our new MS ACT Program. In this interview we included Nelson Montas Laracuente, the MS ACT ARCH 761 Computational Design Studio Workshop Guest Consultant, Prof. Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa. The course is currently working on a chair design through the Fall semester. Students learn how to design by visual algorithms via Rhinoceros Grasshopper and also learn how to program and code via Python, activating notions of data science (API) applied to computer science.
DIGITAL FUTURES INCLUSIVE FUTURES 2021
Workshop Exhibition-Lecture Presentation and Discussion US Northeast Region
Kinectoscapes / Mona Ghandi, Washington State University
Creative AI Ecologies / Shermeen Yousif, FAU
Digital Unforgetting / Neady Oduor, Canadian Centre of Architecture
DESIGN DATA / Tom Verebes & Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, NJIT
Conversations on Inclusivity / Gustavo Rincon, UCSB