Daylight Talks 2022
The Daylight Talks explore the significance of natural light in architecture and present prominent architects and educators working consciously and qualitatively with daylight in their projects and educational programmes.
The Talks are organised by the VELUX Group in collaboration with individual schools of architecture and they are endorsed by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE).
Find out more: daylightandarchitecture.com/
#10 on Tuesday 18 October at 16.00 CET Warsaw University of Technology is presenting a talk by Ewa Kuryłowicz, vice-president of one of the most renowned and titled architectural companies in the Poland – Kuryłowicz & Associates
We are happy to announce Ewa Kuryłowicz, vice-president of one of the most renowned and titled architectural companies in the Poland – Kuryłowicz & Associates – for the final Daylight Talk in the 2022 series titled: Built with Light.
The talk will be hosted by Warsaw University of Technology and broadcasted live from the architect’s studio in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday 18 October at 16.00 CET.
Built with Light wants to stress that light, appreciated as an obvious and important condition of a healthy indoor environment, can parallelly serve as a creator of forms, painter of walls, space orientation and wayfinding factor, haptic information system element.
Ewa Kuryłowicz will reflect on working with daylight in the studio’s projects including Dobra 55 Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics Building, which has been shortlisted for numerous prizes including both the Completed buildings list and the special prize ‘Best Use of Natural Light’ at the World Architecture Festival, showcasing the most innovative projects from across the globe.
The talk will be presented by Anna Lorens, a Phd. architect from the Institute of Architectural Design and Theory, Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology.
The talk will last for 45 minutes, and it will be followed by an open 30 minutes of Q&A session.
Join us live from the studio of Kuryłowicz & Associates for what will be a fantastic end to an inspiring series of Daylight Talks.
Sign up for free via the website: https://www.daylightandarchitecture.com/daylight-talk/built-with-light-a-daylight-talk-by-ewa-kurylowicz/
Graduates of ETSAB Barcelona, Aurora Armental Ruiz and Stefano Ciurlo Walker founded Estar, based in Santiago de Compostela and Geneva. The studio focuses on historical and culturally valuable buildings, cities and territories. Notable projects include the transformation of the 19th century arena and stables known as the Ancien Manège in Geneva, Switzerland, into an “inhabitable civic building with minimum intervention”. The studio won first prize in a competition for a project for the creation of a public exhibition space and museum dedicated to archaeological remains at Bastion Saint-Antoine, also in Geneva. Estar has also recently completed Caminhos da água, a study commissioned by the Municipality of Guimarães, Portugal as part of the city’s candidacy for the expansion of its UNESCO world heritage zone.
Organised by the VELUX Group in collaboration with individual schools of architecture and endorsed by the UIA and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), the Talks explore the significance of natural light in architecture and will present prominent architects and educators working consciously and qualitatively with daylight in their projects and educational programmes.
Hosted by Aarhus School of Architecture, where both Ruiz and Walker are visiting professors, the event will be presented by the school’s head of Education, practicing architect Rasmus Grønbæk Hansen. It will be transmitted live for 45 minutes followed by an open 30 minutes of Q&A session. Participation is free.
About Stéphanie Bru & Bruther studio
Stéphanie Bru studied at the Paris-Belleville School of Architecture. After a research fellowship on the subject of Infra-Architecture in Tokyo, she founded the Bruther agency in Paris with Alexandre Theriot in 2008.
Bruther works in the fields of architecture, research, education, urban planning and landscape. Bruther’s aim is to “understand and accept conceptual and constructive needs but also to be able to turn back and unexpectedly encounter new areas of experimentation and research. Their projects suggest a delicate balance between strategy and form, rigour and freedom, specific and generic, immediacy and evolvability. Looking at the programme in its future, their projects stand for open infrastructures that adapt to an abundance of contextual possibilities and a great malleability of uses.
Prior to receiving the Swiss Architecture Prize 2020, Bruther was awarded the Equerre d’argent three times; in 2020 for the student residence and reversible car park in Palaiseau, in 2018 for the residence for researchers at the Cité internationale in Paris) and in 2016 for the new generation research centre in Caen.In 2015, the Centre Culturel et Sportif Saint-Blaise in Paris was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award.
Bruther’s work is the subject of international conferences and several publications. Stéphanie Bru is a full professor at the Universität der Künste(UdK) in Berlin and professor at Harvard University in Boston since 2021.
About TU Braunschweig
Founded in 1975, TU Braunschweig is the oldest and largest technical university in Northern Germany. The university hosts an interdisciplinary research profile and is an established member of TU9, an incorporated society of the most renowned German institutes of technology.
About Helga Blocksdorf
Helga Blocksdorf is a German architect and professor educated at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Berlin University of Arts. Her Berlin-based architecture practice, Helga Blocksdorf Architektur, was awarded the Architecture Award Berlin in 2020 and Remise Rosé project shortlisted for the DAM Prize 2021. The current work of Helga Blocksdorf is focused on addressing issues of biodiversity through investigating the possibilities using natural resources as building materials. Helga was appointed the head of the Institute of Building Construction at TU Braunschweig in April 2021.
‘The sun never knew how great it is until it struck the side of a building’
Light in architecture is a matter of both art and science. The key question is how the measurable of building science may be translated into the unmeasurable of the art of architecture. This lecture, which draws upon over 50 years of teaching, research and practice, explores this question through the illustration of a sequence of designs for houses, built in England in the late 20th century, in which daylight–both art and science-was fundamental to their conception.
The sun never knew how great it is until it struck the side of a building
I only wish that the first really worthwhile discovery of science would be that it recognised that the unmeasurable is what they’re really fighting to understand, and that the measurable is only the servant of the unmeasurable, that everything it makes must be fundamentally unmeasurable
– Louis Kahn
#6 Livestreaming on Tuesday 22 March 2022 at 18:00 CET
Speaker is Floris De Bruyn, with the lecture: Architecture as theme
Floris De Bruyn is a practicing architect at the firm GAFPA and professor at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture in Ghent, Belgium.
Since 2008, Floris De Bruyn, Philippe De Berlangeer and Frederick Verschueren of GAFPA have followed their continuous fascination about deriving themes from the existing. The architectural firm intervenes on different levels, ranging from private houses to public buildings, from urban design operations to scenography. Similarly to the way the simple shed-roof illuminates the factory in which they have their studio, natural light is part of the structural layout of each project.
Floris De Bruyn will disuss GAFPA’s daylight approach and strategies in educational and cultural projects.
The Daylight Talk with Floris De Bruyn is hosted by UCLouvain and will be presented by the Head of the Leuven research institute for Landscape, Architecture, Built environment (LAB), Dr Sergio Altomonte.
The planned duration is 45 minutes, followed by an open 30 minutes of Q&A session. Free participation.