The Engineering Club: Freeform Engineering

30
Apr
2009
 
XX
XX
AM

Speaker: Dr Rupert Soar

Dr Rupert Soar will describe the continuing developments in freeform construction and the startling discoveries surrounding termite mound ventilation strategies. Dr Soar is pioneering new capabilities for digital architecture through freeform construction. Based on scaled rapid manufacturing processes, fabricated structures will exceed the capabilities of traditional structures by integrating physiomimetic processes at the core of the design process.

To illustrate this, Dr Soar will demonstrate how natural ventilation systems have emerged from the study of termites and their incredible mounds. He will demonstrate for the first time the complexity of mound physiology is revealed as a transferable technology made possible through freeform construction methods.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Free Admission, but booking is essential. Fully Booked.

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The Engineering Club is supported by Adams Kara Taylor, Arup, atelier ten, Buro Happold, Conisbee, Elliott Wood, Engineers HRW, Expedition, Halcrow, Jane Wernick Associates, Malishev Wilson, Max Fordham LLP, Michael Barclay Partnership, Michael Hadi Associates, Price & Myers, Ramboll Whitbybird and Techniker.