Branko Kolarevic examines an emerging trajectory in contemporary architecture enabled by the newfound capacity to digitally design and manufacture highly crafted material effects, such as pattern, texture, relief, or varied material properties. His lecture surveys practices whose approach to form and pattern varies from “ornamented minimalism” to “expressive exuberance;” it also describes the different digital techniques of material production aimed at particular surface effects.
Branko Kolarevic is an associate professor of architecture and Haworth Chair in Integrated Design at the University of Calgary. He has lectured worldwide on the use of digital media in design and production and has authored, edited or co-edited several books, including the recently published “Manufacturing Material Effects: Rethinking Design and Making in Architecture” (with Kevin Klinger). He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in design from Harvard University and a diploma engineer in architecture degree from the University of Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia.
SALA presents a lecture by Branko Kolarevic on Wednesday, November 19 at 6pm (UBC campus, Frederic Lasserre Building, LASR 102). Here is the official blurb: