Monday, 16 April 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
The lecture outlined modes in which Relational Urbanism critically engages with agents across scales, serving both as a metropolitan negotiation device and as a mechanism to further specific spatial strategies and social agendas within the planning process. It took part within a wider framework of the Landscape Infrastructure Symposium, where the role of engineering was put in a new light within a wider definition of what Infrastructure ought to be in the future.
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Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Relational Urbanism questions existing modes of documentation within planning of cities, arguing for interfaces and associative definitions of typology as the turf of a renewed praxis for architecture and urbanism. The lecture will outline both practice and academic work which use the concepts of relational modelling as inception points, reflecting upon concepts of cybernetics, critical theory and urban political ecology.
Friday, 9 March 2012
Eduardo Rico and Enriqueta Llabres will participate in Landscape Infrastructure Symposium, organised by Pierre Belanger in GSD, Harvard, the days 23rd and 24th of March. This is a two-day symposium exploring the future of infrastructure as seen through the emergence of landscape as system and strategy for contemporary urbanization. Looking beyond the overexertion of engineering and inertia of planning, presentations and panel discussions focus on the growing agency of ecology with strategies that respond to predominant challenges facing urban economies today, including urban renewal, population mobilities, carbon & nitrogen flows, material resources, and climate dynamics. Seen through the practices of ecologists, historians, urbanists and geographers, presentations discuss the ecological inflexion and the design detour that engineering is undergoing in response to contemporary economic, ecologic and social challenges.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Eduardo Rico and Enriqueta Llabres give a talk in UCL to students in the Advanced Architectural Studies module regarding the research on Relational Modelling, both from an academic and theoretical perspective, but also the joint venture Relational Urbanism – Arup pushing design interfaces as urban planning documentation.http://www.relationalurbanism.blogspot.com/p/relational-urban-models.html
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Heather Dunbar, Rachael Cleveland, Xiaowei Wang
Eduardo Rico and Enriqueta Llabres conducted a one week workshop in the 1212 Landscape Core design studio in GSD Havard. The work targeted a systems based approach to the understanding of formaiton of building typologies as well as the relationship between urban fabric and critical concepts of nature. Click here to see more details.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Alfredo Ramirez and Eduardo Rico will be talking about the recent work by Groundlab and Plasmastudio, currently being exhibited in the AA Gallery. The lecture will describe the theoretical aspects underpinning the work in the context of a growing currency of Landscape Urb...anism as design practice. The lecture shall make special emphasis on the tension between the aspirations of a Landscape Urbanism informed practice and the practical implications of working in the context of fast growing economies.
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See full video: http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Eduardo Rico, Alfredo Ramirez, Eva Castro and Holger Kehne will be showing work featured as part of Critical Territories exhibition in the Architectural Association, London. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a lecture on 1st February of the work of Groundlab - Plasmastudio.
Critical Territories presents the work of two practices, Groundlab and Plasma Studio, which share a transdisciplinary approach and operate at multiple scales, from product and building design to landscape and masterplanning. The installation – a site-specific grid arrangement of light boxes covered with technical drawings – has been conceived to immerse visitors in the systemic approach of the practices and their preoccupation with grids, ground and context. A plethora of conceptual and presentation models floating loosely within this grid communicate recurring aims, ideas and spatial and phenomenological effects. Among the projects on show will be the Xian International Horticultural Expo and the Longgang Masterplan.