Saturday, May 02, 2009

Ciro Najle: The Tectonic Machine

May 7, Thursday, 17:30

ITU Faculty of Architecture (Taşkışla-Taksim) Hall 109

The "Transdisciplines" lecture series organized by Garanti Gallery-Platform Garanti continues with Ciro Najle. Najle will introduce the concept of tectonic machine as a model of architectural production, and will present a few samples and offshoots of its operativity.

Ciro Najle Director of GDB (General Design Bureau), architectural office and multidisciplinary laboratory of research in Buenos Aires, Design Critic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Visiting Professor at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso. He has taught at architectural schools worldwide, including Architectural Association, Cornell University, Columbia University, the Berlage Institute, and the University of Buenos Aires. He was awarded Young Architect of the Year Second Prize in London in 2001. Coeditor of "Landscape Urbanism: A Manual for the Machinic Landscape," he is currently working on the upcoming book "Material Discipline."