March 3, 2016 Eco-tectonic Systems is Topic of Workshops Led by Hubeli, Larsen
Two workshops for Landscape Architecture students March 4-5, 2016, will focus on the development of advanced eco-tectonic systems.
These workshops are led by visiting lecturers, Roger Hubeli and Julie Larsen, assistant professors at Syracuse University School of Architecture and partners of the architecture firm, APTUM.
The workshops will explore digital representation techniques through tectonic interventions that interface between architecture, landscape and ecologies. Students will expand their perspectives and skills as they speculate on new formal and spatial relationships. The workshops will end with a pin-up and review of student work.
APTUM Architecture works to push new approaches to a design methodology that engages digital technologies, material and tectonic inquiries at a multitude of scales.
The firm is currently collaborating with the building material industry, CEMEX Concrete, on high-performance concrete technology. This work is part of a new master of science program at Syracuse University, offering students the potential to study architecture at the intersection of academia and industry.
Hubeli and Larsen use small projects and speculative design competitions to explore new potentials between architecture, infrastructure and landscape. Recently, they were finalists in the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Closed Worlds Competition and co-chaired the ACSA Fall Conference in Syracuse, entitled, “Between the Autonomous and Contingent Object.”
The office collaborated with choreographer, Tere O’Connor on the design of a stage set for Cover Boy at Danspace at the St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, Jacob’s Pillow, and Cornell University. The firm’s design of ‘Mi’Raj’, a competition entry for the Central Mosque Competition in Prishtina, Kosovo, received a Project Merit Award from the New York Chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects). In 2011, Hubeli and Larsen were awarded the prestigious fellowship at the McDowell Colony.
Their work has been showcased in the Museum of the City of New York, I-Space in Chicago, SMOCA in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sam Fox Gallery in St. Louis and Set Gallery in Brooklyn. Their work is extensively published in online and print forums, such as, Bustler, Archinect, ArchDaily, Interni, MONU, Oculus, Architecture Lab, WeHeart, and Frame, Chicago Sun Times, and the New York Times.