Click here for more information The 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.
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.
Click here for more information The 'Time-Space-Existence' exhibition at the Venice 2023 Architecture Biennial, held at ECC Palazzo Bembo, features a unique display by the FIU Miami Research Design Studios. The exhibition, which runs from May 20 to November 26, 2023, highlights the innovative 'Generative AI-Bio Blue-Green-Structures 2023-2100' project. This display is the culmination of work by graduate, master's, and doctoral students from FIU, along with their multidisciplinary research team, spanning from Fall 2018 to Fall 2023. The project, which includes experimental design scenarios, videos, and a diverse array of research materials, showcases the contributions of over 140 FIU students and researchers. The exhibit and its accompanying publication focus on visionary future planning scenarios for Miami's vulnerable islands, employing generative AI-ML-assisted design workflows and projections extending to 2100 and beyond. The research has been supported by grants from the EU BELMONT program, the Intelligent Europe initiative, and the US [...]
Click here for more information The 'African Property Awards for Sustainable Residential and Commercial Development for Rwanda 2023-2024' has honored a collaborative team for their work on the Vision City Phase 2 project. This carbon-neutral Master Plan covers a 42-hectare area, incorporating AI-ML-data-driven design and computer modeling to develop solar-powered residential units and mixed-use spaces. Key collaborations included Datumzero Design Office led by PI Guillermo Garita (spanning New York City, San Jose/CR, and Kigali), CIEM (Alan Ocampo Guth) based in San Jose, Costa Rica, BA Ingeniería, and PPAR (Jose Vargas Hidalgo & Dana Víquez Azofeifa). The team is now preparing for future projects and seeking approval for the Solar Feed-In-Tariffs, marking a new chapter in sustainable space creation.
Click here for more information Final Month for 'Time-Existence-Space' Exhibition at Venice 2023 Architecture Biennial This is the last chance to visit the 'Time-Existence-Space' exhibition at the Venice 2023 Architecture Biennial. The event showcases generative design research and features global contributions. The exhibition includes completed and ongoing projects, proposals, and utopian architectural ideas. It offers a diverse array of works, including conceptual pieces, models, photographs, videos, sculptures, and site-specific installations. The exhibition encourages visitors to reconsider the relationship with space and time, proposing new living methodologies and architectural perspectives. Acknowledgment is due to Lorenzo Basadonna Scarpa, Giovanna D'Albertis, Carlotta Bondesan, and Paola Pepa for their significant assistance in transporting and setting up the exhibition. Their efforts in navigating customs for the 3D models and repairing exhibition pieces for the opening in May 2023 have been instrumental.
Click here for more information Upcoming Event: Biocalibrated: Tools and Techniques for Biodesign Practices Symposium Dates: 30 November - 1 December 2023 Organized by: MA Biodesign, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London Location: 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, UK
Time-Space-Existence, Venice Biennial 2023 Architecture Exhibition 20 May 2023 until 26 November 2023
Click here for more information The European Cultural Centre (ECC) is pleased to present the sixth edition of its extensive biennial architecture exhibition titled Time Space Existence. The group show will open on the 20th of May and run until the 26th of November, 2023, at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and the Marinaressa Gardens, in the heart of Venice, Italy. Press previews and opening events will take place in each location on the 18th and 19th of May, 2023. The 2023 edition of Time Space Existence will draw attention to the emerging expressions of sustainability in its numerous forms, ranging from a focus on the environment and urban landscape to the unfolding conversations on innovation, reuse and community. In response to climate change, exhibited projects will investigate new technologies and construction methods that reduce energy consumption through circular design and develop innovative, organic and recycled building materials. Read [...]
"Big Data Analytics: Wellbeing-Centric Human Building Ecosystems--RCN-SEES," the Predictive Modeling Network for Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems. Hosted by the University of Charlotte, College of Computing and Informatics. An NSF-funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) in Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES). Read More
International symposium on "Resiliency and The Built Environment.” Organized by the Japan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Japan) and the Florida International University (FIU), at Meiji University with Tetsuya Yaguchi of Waseda, University Tokyo, Japan. Participants: Nobuaki Furuya, Marilys Nepomechie, Tanaka Tanaka, Akamatsu Akamatsu, Fukuoka, Alfredo Andia, Thomas Spiegelhalter, Gray Read, Eric Goldemberg, George Kunihiro, Akira Nakamura, and others. Tokyo, June, 2019
Lecture and Panel Discussion under the umbrella of the 4-year design/built research project Breaking Even "CARBON-NEUTRAL HIGH-RISE ENVELOPE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING FOR EXTREME TROPICAL CLIMATE IMPACTS" showing scenarios from 2019 to 2100 at the University of Miami with the LA Facade Tectonics Conference about Material Matters -Emerging Strategies and Design Practices for Facade Systems, Buildings & Urban Habitats. Break Even Moderator and Presenter: Thomas Spiegelhalter, Studio Thomas Spiegelhalter + Associates, Miami-Berlin; Kevin T. Greiner, MUP, JD, Sr. Fellow, FIU Metropolitan Center, Principal, Urban Centric Analytics, Presentation: Finding Opportunity in the Face of Extinction - The Future of Miami’s Building Technology Economy; Angel Suarez, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Presentation about Sustainable Perkins+Will Miami Projects; Host: Facade Tectonics Institute Los Angeles, Director: Mic Patterson PhD LEED AP+, Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration, Founder, Immediate Past President. March 22, 2021.