Those were the days:
Chris Bosse was invited to the final reviews at the Institut für Architektur, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien [University of Applied Arts, Vienna].
Greg Lynn, Wolf Prix, and Zaha Hadid. Wow, what a lineup!
Greg’s Studio Giant Robots was situated in Bondi Beach Sydney.
On November 15th, Berlin was treated to the 1000th TED event worldwide, as the German capital held its second major TEDx conference: TEDx Berlin 2010.
The symposium marked a milestone in the history of the TED organization, proving once more that ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ are a currency with enormously high value.
10 February 2012
Chris Bosse and Alexander Rieck recently spoke at the Architecture foresight conference in Ischgl Austria.The event was held in association with the World architects Masters, the annual architects Ski race.The conference took place at Pardorama 2,620m above sea level at thePardatschgrat.Chris and Alexander spokeabout the City of the future and sustainable large scale projects in China andthe Middle East.“It was great to exchangethoughts with so many amazing minds above the clouds” says Chris Bosse.“Skiing with your friendsand colleagues and discussing the future of architecture with a glass ofgluhwein in front of a fireplace removed from the world has been amazing” addsAlexander Rieck.
12 March, 2012
Time: 5:30pm for 6pm start – to finish approx. 8pm.
The School of Architecture and Built Environment and the Newcastle Division of the Australian Institute of Architects have developed a speaker program for local practitioners, architecture students and the wider community on the latest design by some of the leading architects in the industry.
Bosse will speak on LAVA’s design concepts, in particular understanding the link between digital technology and design elements in nature, designing for sustainability and there will be an open forum question time.
Date: Monday 12th March
Venue: The Hotel Delany, Darby Street Cooks Hill Newcastle.
Time: 5:30pm for 6pm start – to finish approx. 8pm
13 April 2012
Chris Bosse is the inaugural speaker in a new hybrid arts lecture series in Moscow as part of Lexus Hybrid Art project 2012.
1,000 guests will attend the lecture on 19 April and 10,000 on-line viewers are expected to tune into this launch event entitled “Digital Cathedrals and the city of the future - man, technology, nature: synergy in the urban environment”.
Bosse was selected as a ‘leader of the new generation of environmentally responsible architects’ and ‘probably knows what the future will look like because he is building it himself’, according to the organisers marka:ff.
‘I’m really excited about my first trip to Russia. I’m keen to experience first hand the legacy of Russian suprematist and constructivist art and architecture and an extraordinary culture that seems to have undergone significant transformation over the past ten years,’ said Bosse.
‘I look forward to sharing how we intend to develop the urban environment in the coming decades through LAVA’s vision of MORE WITH LESS: more (architecture) with less (material/ energy/time/cost) and meeting members of the local design industry who share LAVA ideas.’
Lexus Hybrid Art, established two years ago, features, in 2012, public lectures by the leading minds in the hybrid world, grants for Russian artists working at the crossroads of art and science, and an international exhibition of hybrid art.
The lecture on April 19th is at ARTPLAY Design Center, a hotspot for contemporary art in Moscow and is free to the public.
There will be a live stream of the lecture aton April 19 at 9:15 p.m. [EST 03:15 am 20 April]
More details: http://lexus-hybrid-art.tumblr.com
7 September 2012
LAVA TALKS AND JUDGES
LAVA talks at a number of upcoming international conferences include:
Chris Bosse will:
Tobias Wallisser will speak at the:
3 May 2013
Tobias Wallisser recently spoke at Daimler’s ‘Future Talk – How utopian is the future?’ in Berlin.
Experts from Daimler discussed visionary ideas with external specialists from different fields including Philipp Hübl, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart, and Martina Mara from the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria.
“Every society shapes its surroundings to meet its needs,” said Wallisser. “Privacy plays a key part in that. Private space is a luxury and implies a need for protection and security. At the same time, we look for a sense of togetherness, and closeness to the community. This is paradoxical, but human….”
More details: Daimler Future Talks
30 SEPTEMBER 2013
Chris Bosse will be speaking at the opening night of the WAF this week in Singapore - a PechaKucha party hosted by Mr PechaKucha himself, Mark Dytham!!! Bosse will be presenting the Martian Embassy
And he will be judging later in the week.
And he'll be a panellist at 'EXPLORE THE VALUE OF BEING CONNECTED', an AIA get together in Singapore on 2nd October. The panel will discuss how links to Australia can be a boarding pass for a global career.
More details: BOARDING PASS
12 May 2014
LAVA directors share their views and news across the globe.
Tobias Wallisser was recently at re:publica in Berlin, discussing: re-thinking mobility. http://re-publica.de/news/rethink-mobility-neue-wege-gehen-fahren-fliegen-oder-beamen
He will serve as a juror for the German Art Directors Club where the best adverts and trade fair appearances will be judged in Hamburg May 13-15. http://www.adc.de/festival/adc-festival/adc-festival-2014.html
Wallisser is also keynote speaker at the IWF in Berlin on May 23rd and then at the 'Stifung Baukultur' in Berlin on the success or failure of processes. http://www.bundesstiftung-baukultur.de/uploads/tx_cal/media/programm_flyer_planungskultur.pdf
And Chris Bosse heads off to Iran to speak on ‘Architecture and Urban Tourism’ at the 2nd International Architourism Conference 29‐30 May at Mashhad. http://rayahb.com/en/
16 SEPTEMBER 2014
Tobias Wallisser will be one of the curators for an international symposium in Ludwigsburg in October. "Raumwelten" examines Scenography, Architecture and Media: How do spaces influence the “user” and stimulate encounters between people? Which messages, narratives, and emotions do spaces evoke? The Raumwelten Art & Research stream sees international experts, creatives and curators present trends and developments of communication in space in different panels. Wallisser will curate - “Beyond Construction – Innovative approaches to space production". MORE INFO
There is also a transcript of the talk Tobias gave on the ‘city of the future’ at the re:publica conference here: MORE INFO
Held for the first time in October at Zebra Square, Kuala Lumpur, IDCon 2014 brought together the best talents in the design field, offering local design enthusiasts an inspirational experience. Attended by approximately 800 people, the audience comprised interior designers, architects, design professionals, key industry players as well as students from different colleges
14 April 2015
Alexander Rieck and Tobias Wallisser spoke recently at the Van Alen Institute meeting. The series of discussions were held at the MIPIM conference and explored critical questions such as What are the biggest design challenges of the future? How to select the right architect for your job?
LAVA joined the Insitute last year.
Other participants included Kim Herforth Nielsen of 3XN, Monica Schmallensee of White, Kai-Uwe Bergmann of BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Cor Zadelhoff of Zadelhoff Group, Sasa Radulovic of 5468796 Architecture, David West of Studio Egret West, Edward Lalonde of Olson Kundig Architects, Jay Berman of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Claire Fellman of Snøhetta, and Francesco Veenstra of Mecanoo architecten.
12 May 2015
Chris Bosse will lecture at several universities in Taiwan in the first week of June.Come along if you are free.
25 May 2015
Kangaroo, Karamba and Grasshopper....
Join LAVA and Bollinger+Grohmann for a collaborative design workshop on these and other topics!
The aim of the week-long workshop is the realisation of a 1:1 kinetic ceiling in our LAVA office in Stuttgart. Open to both architecture/design students and professionals, the workshop runs from 25th July – 1st August 2015. Apply online - if you book before 19 June there is an earylbird discount.
29 July 2015
Its been a week full of design and lectures at LAVA in Stuttgart!
The LAVA-AXON Kinetic Structures workshop has been full of ideas with lectures and workshops by LAVA director Alexander Rieck, Julian Lienhard from str-ucture, Bollinger + Grohmann acoustics specialist Tobias Jarosch, Robert Vierlinger from Bollinger + Grohmann, tutors Matthijs la Roi and Piotr Baszynski, and Jia-Rey Chang from the Hyperbody research group.
28 October 2015
Tobias Walliser is speaking at a RMIT symposium in Singapore: "INTRICATE REIFICATIONS EXPLORING THE ARCHITECTURE OF DIGITAL / MATERIAL TRANSLATIONS"
￼￼￼"The symposium will explore the architectural implications and relationships between digital design and physical material through emerging digital and robotic fabrication techniques. The symposium will bring together a panel of international architects and researchers to discuss the rapidly changing nature of digitally controlled fabrication and the influence this is increasingly having on architectural design."
Other presentations are by Fabio Gramazio (Gramazio Kohler / ETH), Michael Budig (SUTD) and Roland Snooks (Kokkugia, RMIT).
Intricate Reifications is co-organised by RMIT University and Singapore University of Technology and Design, hosted by the National Design Centre (NDC) and supported by DesignSingapore Council.
MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 1pm - 5pm NATIONAL DESIGN CENTRE SINGAPORE
30 March 2016
LAVA had a great week at MIPIM in Cannes.
9 MAY 2016
Chris Bosse is speaking in Istanbul on May 11th on cities of the future.
The conference is organised by the Building Information Centre (YEM), a platform for architects, engineers, designers, contractors and building material producers with the aim to raise the quality of the built environment.
1 FEBRUARY 2018
Alexander Rieck recently spoke at the Future Office Talks in Frankfurt am Maim, while Chris Bosse spoke at the Anthology Architecture and Design Festival in Manila, and Tobias Wallisser was a guest critic reviewing IoA, Institute of Architecture - University of Applied Arts Vienna Studio Hani Rashid.
10 April 2018
Tobias Wallisser will be on stage with Fritz Auer, co-founder of Auer+Weber, and Jorun Ragnarsdottir, co-founder of LRO in June at "Architects, not Architecture" in June Stuttgart. www.architectsnotarchitecture.com
Chris Bosse will be speaking in Bangkok at the RSU Research Conference and visiting the Architect Expo 2018 (ASEAN's Largest Building Technology Exposition) 1-6 May
4 June 2018
Tobias Wallisser is speaking at a symposium 'Shaping the Future – Frei Otto’s Cultural Legacy' which will examine the way key aspects of Otto's research, design, planning and construction processes will transform the future.
The symposium take splace on 25 June at Wilkhahn, Bad Münder, near Hanover
More info: https://blog.wilkhahn.com/die-zukunft-gestalten-frei-ottos-ideelles-erbe/
28 July 2018
“Build digitally with artificial intelligence” says Alexander Rieck, who will be speaking at ORGATEC 23-26 October in Cologne. ORGATEC is an international trade fair for the modern working world featuring visionary concepts for a new work culture. http://www.orgatec.com/ORGATEC/index-2.php
And also in October he will be speaking at the Der KfW-BAK Energiekongress 2018 http://www.kfw-bak-kongress.de/workshops-2018.html
And also at Lüftung und Klima Das Symposium in September 2018 http://www.tab.de/news/trox-symposium-2018_3194581.html
8 October 2018
Tobias Wallisser will be speaking at Raumwelten 2018 – Platform for Scenography, Architecture and Media - from November 16 in Ludwigsburg.
In the architecture panel "Spatial Sense' curator Tobias Wallisser talks about the most fundamental task of architecture - the creation of spatial environments that have to be thought not only constructively, but also visually, acoustically, tactile or olfactorily. The focus is on different resources - from natural building materials through the creative appropriation of found building materials to the use of ephemeral elements such as light and fog to create recognisable spatial impressions.
Tobias Wallisser and Ken Hensley talk about the digital revolution in architecture and music at the Creativity World Forum 2009.Distinguished participants from a broad range of creative sectors will be attending the Creativity World Forum in Ludwigsburg, Germany on the 1st and 2nd of December.Tobias Wallisser will be offering insights into the possibilities offered by digital technologies for new designs and spatial concepts. In his opinion, people no longer need the same spaces they did fifty years ago, an idea that becomes apparent in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart where he acted as the project architect. Wallisser teaches digital design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
11 January 2012
LAVA welcomed 20 students from the UTS DISCOVER ARCHITECTURE summer school in the office today.
Gavin Perin led the group year 11 high school students who are keen to learn more about the profession of architecture into LAVAs laboratory in surry hills to discover the different facets of architecture.
Chris gave an overview of the different activities related to design, such as webdesign, animation, computational design, documentation, model making, masterplanning etc.
the afternoon concluded with a short lecture about LAVAs recent work around the world, adressing topics of sustainability and design and innovation.
16 March 2012
Tobias Wallisser is a keynote speaker at ALPITECTURE SUMMIT 2012 on 23 March in SÜDTIROL.
Alpitecture is alps, technologies and architecture - the platform for communicating new ideas, methods and models for dealing with architecture in the Alps.
12 March 2012
Chris Bosse is a speaker at the 3rd Annual Building Envelopes Asia 2012 in Singapore.
On 25 April he’ll be talking about LAVA projects, building envelopes and skins, and in particular the UN partnered-Zeroprize award-winning reskinning proposal of the UTS tower in Sydney.
30 May 2012
Chris Bosse will speak on the Beijing Watercube project in Hamburg on the 7th June as part of Heinze Architek TOUR 2012.
The TOUR asks the question – ‘where are the boundaries of higher, faster and further in this, the year of the Olympics’?
‘Heinze takes these major sporting events as an opportunity to highlight the architectural effect of the field of sports and leisure facilities.'
More details: HEINZE
And Bosse will give the Opening Keynote Address on the 12th June at the Qatar Sustainable Building Forum in Doha.
22 October 2012
Alexander Rieck will be speaking at the Future Cleantech Forum, 29-31 October 29, 2012 at Palexpo, Geneva.
Senior researcher for the "city of the future" at the world leading Fraunhofer Institute, he will be speaking on Tuesday 30th October in the 'Energy efficiency - the forgotten renewable energy' session on Urbanisation.
Alexander also recently spoke at the Saudi Green Building Forum on the 15 October.
17 June 2013
Chris Bosse and Tobias Wallisser will give three presentations in China this week.
They will speak at a Building Technology Innovation Forum in Beijing on Wednesday; present ‘Digital Cathedrals and the City of the Future – Case Studies’ at the 3rd Annual Facade Design & Engineering in Shanghai on Thursday; and lecture at Tongji University on "FORM FOLLOWS FICTION, If everything is possible, what do we want?"
The presentations will be a journey through LAVA's projects, the concepts of 'green is the new black' and 'more with less', and nature and technology to create high quality environments for the 21st century.
4 NOVEMBER 2013
Tobias Wallisser will be participating in the International Scenography Biennial, an international platform on scenography, architecture and design to be held in Ludwigsburg from 7-10 November.
Dance, installation, performance and architectural spaces will be discussed at the inaugural event, entitled THE ART OF HOLISTIC DESIGN, curated by Uwe R. Brückner and Céline Kruska.
Scenographic spatial design .. utilises ‘theatrical, cinematic and artistic means to create unequalled spatial dramaturgies’.
Wallisser will moderate a session on ARCHITECTURAL SPACES – PHYSICAL MORPHOGENESIS.
13 June 2014
Chris Bosse recently spoke at the ‘Architecture and Urban Tourism’ at the 2nd International Architourism Conference 29‐30 May at Mashhad, Iran.
He reports: 'the conference was a fascinating event with international guest speakers as well as local experts and urbanists'.
Chris's talk explored how Iran can connect 6000 years of cultural and architectural heritage and history with contemporary tourism infrastructure. Challenges: everything from visas to transport to accommodation. 'Tourists are looking for an authentic Persian experience but with all the comforts they are used to'. Strong emphasis was made in not copying other tourism strategies of Dubai or Las Vegas but embracing the Iranian past and present to provide a sustainable touristic future.
Mosques, squares, murqanas, play of coloured lights, reflection ponds and consideration of religion.
22 SEPTEMBER 2014
Chris Bosse will be speaking at the IDCON conference in Kl in early October.
4 FEBRUARY 2015
“RING FREI!” - AN ARCHITECTURAL DISCUSSION ABOUT HOSTELS AT ARCHITEKTURGALERIE MUNICH
GRAFT vs. AUER+WEBER vs. LAVA
As part of the exhibition "LAVA - VISIONAREALITY", the 3rd round of Architekturgalerie’s format “RING FREI!” will take place on Tuesday 10 February at 7 pm.
Wolfram Putz, Achim Söding, and LAVA Partners, Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck, Chris Bosse, will question each other in regard to their hostel projects. "A verbal slugfest - bluntly and directly!"
Wolfram Putz, GRAFT, Hostel Munich
Achim Söding, AUER+WEBER, CAN in Stuttgart Bad-Cannstatt
LAVA Partners, Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck, Chris Bosse, Hostel Bayreuth
REFEREE: Nicola Borgmann, Architekturgalerie München
LOCATION: Architekturgalerie München e.V., Türkenstr. 30, 80333 München
14 April 2015
Chris Bosse spoke at the Communiqué 2015 lecture series, BRIDGING THE UTOPIAN AND THE PRAGMATIC at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland in March.
Watch the lecture here: Listen here
19 May 2015
Chris Bosse will be speaking at ICONOPHILIA: SPECTACULAR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, a Symposium on 30 May at CURB Centre for Architecture and Urbanism in Macau SAR China. The conference is organised by the Department of Architecture and Design at the University of Saint Joseph.
21 May 2015
Alexander Rieck at a Parliament Magazine event on modern cities and the future of the high street.
"Rieck highlighted that the urban situation is becoming increasingly complex, and that many key features of city life are changing, including, 'energy providers, construction, while mobility is set to be a main game changer'.
5 June 2015
Tobias Wallisser lectured at the Indesem Delft in a session on "NEW AESTHETIC MATTERS" at a workshop week at TU Delft exploring robots in architecture. The talk and the discussion was about new aesthetics related to new digital tools. There were about 100 students, the Dean of TU Delft and Greg Lynn with whom Wallisser studied at Columbia.
Listen to Tobias' talk "the medium is the message" here: [at 27.4] LISTEN
25 October 2015
Talks, talks, talks. LAVA directors are sharing their expertise across the globe.
Over the next few weeks Tobias Wallisser will be giving talks at the Asia Pacific Road Conference in Singapore More info and the Symposium Digital Design at RMIT Singapore and the 3-rd ETEM Facade conference in Sofia on facade engineering More info.
And Alexander Rieck is speaking at the PLDC [Professional Lighting Design Convention] in sunny Rome. More here He'll have the opportunity to attend a special excursion to the Sistine Chapel, which recently received a new LED lighting solution. And MAXXI, Rome's national gallery of contemporary art and architecture designed by Zaha Hadid.
Meanwhile Chris Bosse will be on the jury for the sixth time at the World Architecture Festival, to be held in Singapore from 4-6 November, its 50th year. Key topics for this year’s festival include cities and urbanism, imaging the future and designing for tomorrow. MORE INFO
14 November 2015
Alexander Rieck talks the smart cities of tomorrow in Detail.
He'll be speaking at the upcoming Fraunhofer’s “Urban Futures” Conference in Berlin on November 25 and 26, 2015. The event brings speakers from across Europe who specialise in sustainable urban development.
2 MAY 2016
PLEASE join us this Thursday for an exciting talk: Space and Community : DESIGNS FOR NOT FOR PROFITS
5 May 2016
Cosentino, 30/69 O'Riordan Street Alexandria SYDNEY
5:30 pm Registration
Three Sydney architects, Chris Bosse, Stephen Collier and David Anderson, will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on the challenges, joys, rewards and opportunities of bringing design excellence to community groups - from earthquake victims to school kids to literary festivals to rural villages.
These internationally known designers regard it as refreshing to put effort and time in working with non-profit organisations. Serving the broader community through good architecture brings efficient, sustainable and beautiful design to those most in need. And their own creativity is sharpened and extended through thinking about design within limited budgets and for basic needs, for people in other cultures, places and spaces.
And have a rare opportunity to inspect LAVA’s RUSS THE BUS FOR THE SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL PARKED OUTSIDE THE VENUE
Cost $20 [all proceeds to Architects Without Frontiers]
More details on the link -
8 May 2017
Chris Bosse wil be on the panel for this exciting VIVID event - Ghost in the Design: Inner forces driving local and global architecture- a panel discussion, Q and A, and refreshments and light display.
Sat. 3 June 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1 Bligh Street, Sydney
More details and bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ghost-in-the-design-inner-forces-driving-local-and-global-architecture-tickets-33328855504
5 March 2018
Tobias Wallisser will be speaking at the Instituto Arquitetos Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, on LAVA's work.
In English, the conference arises from an IAB meeting and a partnership with LAMO - Laboratório de Modelos e Fabricação Digital / PROURB, FAU-UFRJ that will open at the conference.
1 June 2018
Alexander Rieck will be speaking on "Wie sich das Bauwesen im digitalen Zeitalter ändern wird" at the IBU-Mitgliederversammlung 2018 RAHMENPROGRAMM on June in Berlin, 9.30 – 13.00
And at the 2nd Knauf Forum Baukultur on 14 June in Iphofen on "Digital planning and construction, the future and vision of building in the age of digitisation."
18 June 2018
Tobias Wallisser presented LAVA's EZS project at the IBA (International Building Exhibition) in Heidelberg. IBA celebrates projects that move from planning to building stages with an exhibition and special events. https://iba.heidelberg.de/english/
Photos Thilo Ross LAVA's Kindergar
18 July 2018
Alexander Rieck was one of the speakers the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) Annual General Meeting recently.
Prestigious Speakers Set the Tone for the IBU Annual General Meeting - For a society to become aware of its environmental responsibilities, it must have visionaries and pioneers – including from among its business community.
Rieck said: “In the area of digitisation, the construction industry still needs to catch up” .. We see artificial intelligence being used everywhere, but not in construction”.
2 October 2018
Alexander Rieck recently spoke on how construction will change in the digital age at Aquatherm BIGGEXCHANGE International Symposium and Networking Event in Attendorn, Germany.
Photo credit Nadia Askar/RJ 2.0