EVENT by:EAAE.Published:February 10, 2022.

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/

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#8 Thursday 2 June 2022 18:00 – 19:15 CEST
Hosted by TU Braunschweig
presented by Helga Blocksdorf
talk by Paris-based architect and Professor, Stéphanie Bru
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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.

#7 Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 16:00 CET | 15:00 BST
transmitted live from the University of Cambridge
‘The sun never knew how great it is until it struck the side of a building’
Daylight Talk with Dean Hawkes
The Department  of  Architecture  at  the  University  of  Cambridge  presents  a  talk  by  the  renowned architectural professor, Dean Hawkes.
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.

Register now: https://www.daylightandarchitecture.com/daylight-talks/architecture-as-theme/

#5 Livestreaming on Tuesday 22 February 2022, at 16:00 CET
Speaker is NÍALL MCLAUGHLIN, with the lecture: CIRCLING A STAR
Níall McLaughlin is both an established architect and professor at Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. Since setting up his eponymous practice in 1990, Níall McLaughlin Architects have taken on a variety of projects with a strong emphasis on the qualities of light and the relationship between the building and its surroundings.
Níall McLaughlin will discuss his approach to working with daylight in both educational and architectural projects in the upcoming Daylight Talk titled Circling a Star.
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The lecture is hosted by Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, and presented by Murray Fraser, Professor of Architecture and Global Culture.


Next Daylight Talks

2022-03-22  |  #6 Architecture as theme
2022-04-27  |  #7 The sun never knew how great it is until it struck the side of a building
2022-06-02  |  #8 Stéphanie Bru


April 27, 2022