Lectures

Keynote speaker

 

2013          Teaching architectural design in the 21st century – form, performance and function. Keynote speaker in conference on architectural education in the School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. 15-16,6,2013.

2011          Methodologies and Tools for Design Management. Ar.Tec Conference – keynote speaker. Sapienza University of Rome. February, 2011.

 

Selected plenary/invited talks

 

2015          Alternative Fabrication Process for Free-Form FRP Architectural Elements Relying on Fabric Materiality Towards Freedom from Molds and Surface Articulation. CaadFutures. Sao Paulo, Brazil. July 8-10, 2015.

2015          SPACE AND HUMAN PERCEPTION- Exploring Our Reaction to Different Geometries of Spaces. 20th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 27. Daegu, South Korea. May 17-20th, 2015.

2015          Topological Interlocking in Architecture. 20th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 27. Daegu, South Korea. May 17-20th, 2015

2015          Wave Park. In “The PROCESS: Haifa Port – Clarifying Choices for Future Harbor and Waterfront Development”. Technion, Isreal. March 11-12, 2015. Israel.

2014          Controlling Kinetic Cladding Components In Building Facades – A Case For Autonomous Movement. 19th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2014. Kyoto. May 14th. 2014.

2014          On The Shores Of Architecture – Computational Fluid Dynamics In Architectural Design. 19th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA. Kyoto. May 14th. 2014. Japan

2013          Autonomous Movement of Kinetic Cladding Components in Building Facades, ICoRD’13 conference, India. 6.2013.

2013          Cellular Building Envelopes, ICoRD’13 conference, India 6.2013.

2013          The Porter LEED Platinum Green Building. In The Second Annual Conference of the Israel Green Building Council. 2.9.2013. Tel Aviv University. Israel.

2013          Similarities and differences between humans’ and social insects’ building processes and building behaviors. Lola Ben-Alon, Rafael Sacks, Yasha J. Grobman. In Biomimicry – learning to innovate from nature. HIT. Israel. 6.2013.

2013          Israel Green Building Council green building course. Lecture about implementation of green buildings in Israel. April, 18. The Standards Institute of Israel. Tel-Aviv.

2013          “Green until the roof” – on the design of the LEED platinum Porter School of Environmental studies. ZeZeZe gallery. Feb 2013.
Press about this event:
– “What is green from the outside”. By Ester Zandberg In Haaretz Gallery architecture section. 27.2.2013 (In Hebrew).

2013          “The built environment – creativity and sustainability”. At MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation. Feb, 2013.

2012          Fresh Blood Symposium. Performance Based Design of Complex Geometry. Innovative Advances for Biomedical Sciences. December 25th, 2012, Technion, Haifa.

2012          Performalism – trajectories in performance based design. At Spatial Cognition and Architectural Design ­ Designing from the Inside Out Workshop at the SCAD-Case Bremen 2012, Bremen University.July 12 & 13, 2012, co-organized by Mehul Bhatt, Christoph Hölscher and Tim Shipley.

2011          Effects of Green Buildings on Health in Israel. Healthy Building syndrome Conference. The College of Management Academic Studies, Israel. May, 2011.

2010          Green Jerusalem Conference. Green retrofitting. December 2010.

2010          Turning Design on Its Head – Performalism in Design and Manufacturing. FABRICATION: New Technologies in Digital Architecture. Tel-Aviv University, Azrieli School of Architecture. June, 2010.

2009          Performance-Oriented Sustainable Design – The case study of the Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel-Aviv University. The Jerusalem Seminar in Architecture – Green Design: from Theory to Practice. January, 2009.

2008          “The Computer as a Design Tool” in Israel association of United Architects annual conference – Architectural Education. March, 2008.

2008          Performance and Computer Generated Form. Seminar, Tel Aviv University, The Azrieli School of Architecture. June, 2008.

2007          “Performance Based Form-Generation in Architectural Design – Using Performance Envelopes in a Generative Computer-Oriented Design Method “ in “Building the Digital World – Formal Complexity, Performance and the Use of Computer Code in the Design and Manufacturing of Computer-Oriented Design”. Workshop. November 2007. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Faculty of Architecture and Town planning.

2007          “Beyond Form – Performance Aspects of Digital Architecture“. OMNIDESK 2007 annual conference. Israel. November 2007.

2006          “Notes on Typologies of Computer Generated Form” – plenary lecture at FORM-D4. Workshop. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning. May. 2006.

2003          “The Virtual Museum and Brand Gallery“- Israeli Museum Studies. Workshop, Tel Aviv University. May, 2003.

 

Invited Guest Lectures in Architectural Schools and Faculties

 

2015          Between the How and The How much in Architectural Design. Waterloo University School of Architecture. November 19th, 2015

2015          Green Neighbourhoods. A lecture to master students in Ulpan 2. Led by Dr. Efrat Eisenberg and Dalit Sach-Pinsely. June 2015

2015          Performalism: Challenges in the Design of High Performance Green Buildings. The 7th National Architecture Symposium. Architecture Network (ARCHINET). College of Architecture. University of Santo Tomas. Royal and Pontifical Catholic University of the Philippines. March 21, 2015

2013          Performalism – Parametric Trajectories in Performance-based Architectural Design. March architectural school. Moscow. Dec 10. 2013 (http://ncca.ru/en/events.text?filial=2&id=1131)

2011          From Design to Form Finding. Ariel University Center of Samaria, Department of Architecture. Israel, 5/2011.

2010          From Design to Form Finding. Bezalel, Academy of art and Design. Architectural practice lecture series. Israel, 12/2010.

2010          Performalism – performance oriented design in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Tehnion. Israel, 10/2010.

2009          “Generative architectural design” – Northeastern University Faculty of Architecture. USA. 10/2009

2009          “Performalism – form and performance in contemporary architecture” – University of Florida School of Architecture. USA. 9/2009

2009          “Performative dimensions in sustainable architectural design” – South Illinois University Carbondale, College of Applied Sciences & Arts, School of Architecture. USA. 4/2009

2009          “Performalism – performative dimensions in digital sustainable architectural design” – University of Florida School of Architecture. USA. 3/2009

2008          “Performance Based Design” – Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, IIT. Israel. 12/2008.

2006          “From CAD to CAM”. Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China. 12/2006.

2006          “From CAD to CAM”. Xi’an University of architecture & Technology. Faculty of Architecture. Xi’an, China. 11/2006.

2006          “Generative Architecture”. ETH. Faculty of Architecture. Switzerland. 5/2006.

2004          “Digital Design and Manufacturing” School of Architecture, Tel Aviv University. 3/2004.

 

Invited Public Guest Lectures

 

2015          “Beyond the architectural form: The implications of the new technologies in architectural design and fabrication”. A lecture to the Technion Canada organization. Nov. 22th. Montreal. Canada. 2015.

2014          “Performance based design – new directions in the design simulation and fabrication of architectural form”. The Real Estate City conference. Eilat. Nov. 20th. 2014.

2014          “Changes In The Visualization Of The Architectural Objects”. Visualization, and artificial environments conference. Isrotel, Dead Sean. Nov. 11th .2014.

2014          “Advance Applications of Computer Based Design and Fabrication in Architectural Research and Practice”. Material and Technology conference, Domus Israel. Tel Aviv. Sep. 18th. 2014.

2013          “Performalism – Form And Performance In Contemporary Digital Architecture”. The National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (NCCA). Dec 11. 2013.

2013          “Green until the roof” – on the design of the LEED platinum Porter School of Environmental studies. ZeZeZe gallery. Feb 2013. “Link to view the lecture”

2013          “The built environment – creativity and sustainability”. At MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation. Feb, 2013.

2013          “New technologies in architecture”. A lecture to Kiryat Ono high school students. Jan 2013.

2012          “The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Architecture – The Local Context” in Creative Arts in Israel in the 21st Century Review and Preview conference, Jerusalem Museum. Dec 2012. “Link to view the lecture” .

2008          “Performalism – performance in contemporary architecture” – Archijob seminar. Tel-Aviv. Israel 9/2008.

2007          “The Computer as a Design Tool. A critical analysis of advanced form-creating uses of the computer in digital architecture“. Upgrade Tel-Aviv Jerusalem. Jerusalem. Israel 8/2007.

2007          “The Computer as a Design Tool”. ZeZeZe Architecture Gallery Guest Lecture Series. Tel-Aviv. Israel. 6/2007.

2007          Invited guest talk and participation in a panel discussion on “Sketches by Frank Gehry” film. In ”Documenta” series, Israel Cinemateque, 1/2007.

2006          “Architecture in the Computer Era – Optimization Simulation and Generation of the “Architectural Form”. Kalisher Symposium. 5/2006.

2005          “Between Technology Form and Future Architectural Design” . Israeli Architect Convention. 12/2005.

2005          “Computer-Oriented Form-Generation and Computer Aided Manufacturing”. Digital Forum. Tel Aviv University. 7/2005.

2004          “Digital Architecture and the IT Revolution “Humanlike, Interdisciplinary Forum. Camera Obscura College. Tel Aviv. 5/2004.

 

Conference organization

 

2015          “forMAT – Computation, Materiality and Fabrication in Architecture”. International Symposium. In collaboration with Prof. Rivka Oxman. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning. May, 2015.

2015          “The PROCESS: Haifa Port – Clarifying Choices for Future Harbor and Waterfront Development”. In collaboration with Prof. George Thrush, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. March 11-12, 2015.

2009          “ARCH+20 – Architectural Education – The Next 20 Years”. International workshop on the future of architectural education. Initiation and Organization together with Prof. Gabriela Goldschmidt. December 2009. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning. 2009.

2007          “Building the Digital World – Formal Complexity, Performance and the Use of Computer Code in the Design and Manufacturing of Computer-Oriented Design”. Workshop. November 2007. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Faculty of Architecture and Town planning. 2007.

2007          Architecture and Phenomenology. International conference. 2007. Organizing committee. Technion, Israel Institute of technology. Faculty of Architecture and Town planning. (http://arcphen.technion.ac.il/). 2007.

2006          Form_D4 – Digital typologies. 2006. Workshop. Scientific and Organization committee. Technion, Israel Institute of technology. Faculty of Architecture and Town planning. 2006.

2005          Form_D3 – Beyond Morphogenesis, Developments in Digital Design. 2005. Workshop. Scientific and Organization committee. Technion – Israel Institute of technology. Faculty of Architecture and Town planning. 2005.

 

Interviews with me in printed and broadcasted media

 

2014          Askimo mobile TV channel. Talking Design. 21.1.2014 20:30. “Link to view the interview”

2013          “How smart can a phone be” in Architecture of Israel Quarterly. Vol. 93. PP 19-31.

2013          “The functionalism is dead, long live the new discourse – an interview with the curators of Performalism “ By Noga Laser. In “Redesign” www.redesign.co.il. 18.8.2008.