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7 06, 2024

Prof. Spiegelhalter Explores Cutting-Edge Sustainability at Building Future Lab in Reggio Calabria

2024-06-17T23:30:23+00:00June 7th, 2024|Categories: Innovation in Architecture, Resilience, Sustainability|

Prof. Spiegelhalter had an amazing tour of the Building Future Lab (BFL) at Università Università degli Studi 'Mediterranea'​ di Reggio Calabria today with Prof. Martino Milardi (Director) and Prof. Corrado Trombetta (Founder) on May 22, 2024! Here's what makes the BFL unique: State-of-the-art Testing and Experimentation Chamber: The BFL boasts one of the world's largest testing chambers, allowing researchers to evaluate full-scale building envelope elements under simulated environmental conditions; Focus on Sustainability, Resilience: The lab prioritizes testing for factors like seismic activity, wind resistance, and energy efficiency, ensuring buildings are not only functional but also sustainable and resilient; From Design to Certification: The BFL supports the entire design process, from prototyping and testing new construction systems to certification according to international standards helping architects, engineers, and construction companies build the future – sustainable, resilient, and high-performing buildings!

7 06, 2024

FIU Architecture Students Explore Cutting-Edge 3D Printing on Study Abroad Trip to Berlin-Amsterdam 2024

2024-06-07T01:13:55+00:00June 7th, 2024|Categories: 3D Printing, Architecture|

During the Summer 2024 Study Abroad program, graduate architecture students from Florida International University's College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts had the unique opportunity to visit MX3D in Amsterdam—a global leader in metal 3D printing. The visit included a compelling presentation by Gijs Van Der Velden, who detailed MX3D's pioneering history, its innovative projects, and the challenges faced in designing and printing. A highlight of the discussion was the upcoming 50-meter hybrid 3D-printed pedestrian steel bridge in Duisburg, Germany, designed by Professor Thomas Spiegelhalter. This ambitious project, currently under assembly and scheduled to open in October 2024, was coordinated through numerous Zoom meetings over the years with collaborators Kasper Siderius and Gijs van der Velden. Founded by Loris Jaarman, MX3D is renowned for its revolutionary metal additive manufacturing technology, utilizing dual 6-axis robotic systems. Their ground-breaking work includes the world’s first 3D-printed metal bridge, which opened in July [...]

7 06, 2024

FIU School of Architecture Shines on CBS Saturday Morning: Pioneering Resilient Designs for South Florida’s Future

2024-06-07T01:04:46+00:00June 7th, 2024|Categories: Architecture, CBS, Technology|

Our nationally ranked FIU School of Architecture research faculty and students’ impactful work was highlighted this past weekend on CBS Saturday Morning News. Featuring the innovative work of our Robotics + Digital Fabrication Lab, our Doctor of Design students, and our renowned faculty. Professor Thomas Spiegelhalter’s architecture students at FIU School of Architecture are studying how rising sea levels will affect the future of South Florida infrastructures during the hurricane season. In his interview with CBS, he explained how his students are using artificial intelligence to plan future cities, including design scenarios of floating and stilt buildings with resilient green-blue infrastructures from now to the year 2100. These designs show metropolises and structures that mimic natural shapes to withstand future hurricane storms and impact from erosion. The Robotics and Digital Fabrication Lab, directed by Dr. Shahin Vassigh, is dedicated to advancing the built environment through technological innovation. Dr. Vassigh [...]

7 06, 2024

FIU Study Abroad Summer Berlin-Amsterdam 2024

2024-06-07T00:49:24+00:00June 7th, 2024|Categories: International, Study Abroad|Tags: |

Our architecture students had the incredible opportunity to visit the architecture office of Prof. @kerefrancis Kéré in Berlin and enjoy a detailed tour by Architect Andrea Maretto! Prof. Kéré, a renowned architect, educator, and social activist has received numerous prestigious awards for his life's work, including the Praemium Imperiale and the 2022 PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE . His innovative designs emphasise sustainability, community, and quality for all, regardless of economic constraints. Kéré's philosophy inspires us to dream, take risks, and create quality environments for everyone. He believes architecture can foster happiness, well-being, and a strong sense of community. Learn more about his amazing work and philosophy: (Faculty: Eric Goldemberg and Thomas Spiegelhalter)

28 04, 2024

Fifteenth International Conference on The Constructed Environment to Explore Sustainable Urban Fabrics in Berlin

2024-04-28T17:51:47+00:00April 28th, 2024|Categories: International, International Conference|

Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter will be presenting at the Fifteenth International Conference on The Constructed Environment, themed "Sharing Practices and Sustainable Urban Fabrics," taking place on April 10-11, 2025, in Berlin, Germany, hosted by HTW Berlin - Campus Wilhelminenhof.  The presentation of his FIU research project, "From Blueprint to Footprint: Envisioning Carbon-Positive, Resilient Coastal Urban Environments through Collaborative Design Practices," represents a significant milestone. This meticulously curated 3-stage peer-reviewed project is well-aligned with the conference's focus on "Sharing Practices and Sustainable Urban Fabrics" in 2025, as well as its broader themes related to spatial design, environmental impacts, and social ramifications. Click here for more information

28 04, 2024

International Symposium NMP 2024 to Explore Urban Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality, Proceedings to be Published by SPRINGER

2024-04-28T16:49:55+00:00April 28th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Click here for more information Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter will be presenting at the Networks, Markets & People (NMP 2024) International Symposium. His lecture, titled "From Blueprint to Reality: A Design-Built Analysis of Urban Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality," has been accepted as part of the Symposium Proceedings and will be published in a SPRINGER book. The Symposium, organized by the UNESCO MED LAB – Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), in collaboration with ASTRI Scientific Association and the National Italian Committee of ICOMOS, is supported by various international academic institutions and scientific societies. Key supporters include CETRAD – Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real (Portugal), NEUROLAB – DICEAM Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), GRUPO ANTE – University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and LABOREM – Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (Italy). The Symposium will take place from May 20, 2024, to [...]

8 12, 2023


2023-12-08T01:01:36+00:00December 8th, 2023|Categories: Biodesign, Carbon Neutral, DesignInnovation|

Click here for more information In a remarkable display of innovation and research, the "BIOCALIBRATED: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR BIODESIGN PRACTICES SYMPOSIUM" at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London, has been a hub of groundbreaking ideas and discussions. The two-day event, running from November 30th to December 1st, 2023, brought together leading minds in the field of biodesign. One of the highlights of the symposium was a research presentation on "SynBio-calibrated Carbon-Positive-Building Infra-Design Research". This insightful session offered a deep dive into the potential of biodesign in transforming our infrastructure in environmentally positive ways. The symposium also featured a stimulating panel discussion in Session 7, titled "REGENERATIVE SYSTEMS AND CIRCULAR MATERIALITY". This session was moderated by Alice Taylor, a renowned Lecturer in Biology and Living Systems. The panel included illustrious speakers like Pragati Vasant from IAAC, Ricardo Luque, Marcos Cruz, Sherru Aine, and Lola Ben-Alon from [...]

24 11, 2023

Research Workshop at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC), Keio University, Tokyo, Japan (Designed by Fumihiko Maki) in November 2023

2023-11-24T16:14:24+00:00November 24th, 2023|Categories: Carbon Neutral, Climate, Energy, Food, Technology, Water|

Click here for more information In a recent research workshop event hosted at the architecturally striking Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) of Keio University, Principal Prof. Spiegelhalter had the privilege of engaging with brilliant Ph.D. and graduate students, guided by Professor Wanglin Yan. Professor Yan serves as the Director of the Research Center for Climate Change Adaptation within Keio University's Faculty of Environmental Information Studies and is also at the helm of the EcoGIS Lab, a hub of innovation. During this event, in Spiegelhalter’s  capacity as a Global Visiting Professor at Keio Universitaet, he had the opportunity to share insights from my extensive three-decade journey. The focus of my presentation was "Envisioning Carbon-Positive Masterplans: Green-Blue Infrastructures and Adaptive Building Scenarios from 2018-2100," with a specific emphasis on regions spanning Europe, Africa, and the United States. In addition to his presentation, Spiegelhalter’s esteemed colleague, Takeru Shibayama from TU Vienna (Austria), brought [...]

12 11, 2023

FIU Researchers to Present at International Smart City Expo Miami Panel 2023

2024-04-06T21:06:32+00:00November 12th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Click here for more informationThe International Smart City Expo Miami 2023 will feature a collective presentation by FIU researchers, focusing on the 'Net Zero Impact Panel' theme. Scheduled for September 18-20, 2023, the event will include prominent FIU figures such as Ebru Ozer, Biayna Bogosian, Marilys Nepomechie, Elisa Silva, and Sara Pezeshk. This gathering is set to host a wide array of experts from around the world, with representatives from countries including Israel, Germany, Ukraine, Australia, Spain, and more, providing a diverse and comprehensive insight into global smart city initiatives.https://issuu.com/scheinkman/docs/smart_city_magazine_final_digital_single_pages

12 11, 2023

Smart City Expo Miami Opens with Influential Panel Discussion: SCEM23

2023-11-12T22:30:17+00:00November 12th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Click here for more information The first day of the Smart City Expo Miami (SCEM23) featured a notable panel discussion, moderated by Marilys Nepomechie and including Sara Pezeshk, Biayna Bogosian, and Thomas Spiegelhalter. The event, captured by photographer Tere Garcia, brought together global leaders in sustainable community development. The expo, organized by Bernardo Scheinkman, Architect, Urban Planner, and CEO at Smart Cities Americas, is a significant gathering for those at the forefront of smart city innovation and sustainable urban planning.

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