One of the most significant current trends is lights in the form of modules that can be connected to each other to form site-specific installations. But, not only is this scary freedom for the interior designer, there are some tricky technical issues to overcome. Plus an introduction to Vibia’s proprietary modelling software that the company is making available free and open source.
James Mansfield, Vibia UK agent
A guaranteed impartial presentation from the daddy of all online product catalogues, Architonic. How to make the best of online specifying, find the right product at the right price and check the technical issues. Plus some specific guidance on how to use Architonic itself to the extent of its considerable power.
Tobias Lutz, MD, Architonic
This technology is changing so fast, it’s certain that only an online catalogue could keep up. Designers generally and lighting designers specifically need a briefing every three months to stay informed on the creative and technical potential of these lamps, and this instalment comes courtesy of LightJunction and low-energy lamp manufacturer Megaman.
Ciaran Kiely, Megaman Project Marketing Manager
No need for yet more figures emphasising how criminally wasteful we are in every walk of life, not just the building industry. Instead we explore a celebrated case study that turns the tables and makes an elegant building out of what some see as rubbish.
Duncan Baker Brown – BBM Sustainable Design, Principal
Cat Fletcher – Freegle
Chair: Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme
Departing from the trend of standardised building material and techniques, digital craft looks towards computer generated processes and fabrication to achieve customised building elements and detailing. With the potential for greater precision, reliability and efficiency than hand-crafted construction techniques, it makes possible the application of unique forms to a large scale.
Philip Marsh, Partner, dRMM
Angie Abbink, Abbink X Co
Mikkel Frost, CEBRA
Jean François Goyette – Phaidon Atlas, Editor
Access to affordable housing, ease of mobility through the city and shifts in the composition of households are some of the key urban concerns being tackled through small-scale interventions. The size and scope of these schemes, which include flexible building programs, new modes of land use, and a re-imagining of the social realm of the city, are responsive to local communities and the heterogeneous urban landscape.
Jakub Szczensny, Centrala, Poland
Jay Gort and Fiona Scott, Gort Scott Architects
Hugh Broughton, Hugh Broughton Architects
CHAIR: Jean François Goyette, Editor, Phaidon Atlas
In a massive coup for DesignJunction, we are delighted to welcome a very distinguished panel indeed to discuss the unfolding relationship between urban design, architecture and product design. Some buildings are designed as products; some products are designed with architectural forms; and urbanism, it seems, draws on every design discipline you can think of, plus a full range of complex social and economic issues. We start with the London experience and then reflect on the common ground between the types and scales of design, from shaping the mug or jug on your table to configuring the city itself.
John Mathers, Chief Executive, Design Council / CABE
Professor Robert Mull, architect, Dean and Director of Architecture, The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design
Iwona Blazwick, Director, The Whitechapel Gallery
Mark Brearley, architect, former head of Design for London, principal of Mark Brearley’s Office and proprietor of Kaymet
Jim Eyre, Director, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Kieran Long, distinguished architecture critic and now Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital at the Victoria & Albert Museum
CHAIR: Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme
A special screening of Marfa Voices, a film by Rainer Judd, daughter of the celebrated artist Donald Judd, will be shown during designjunction. The short film looks at Donald Judd’s work in the context of Marfa, Texas and his impact on transforming the small town into a destination on the international artist’s circuit. The film interviews those closest to Judd, ranging from fellow artists and collaborators to his housekeeper and gardener. The screening coincides with an exhibition of Judd’s work at the David Zwirner Gallery in London and will be introduced by its director, Rainer Judd.
This screening will be part of the autumn Film Nights series in partnership with RIBA London and Disegno that will run from September to November 2013.