Designing with Nature: Public Events Programme

The AF is delighted to present the first ever solo show of Exploration, a thought-leading architecture and design practice working in the field of biomimicry. An immersive display and striking 3D printed installation in the AF Project Space will showcase a selection of their cutting-edge designs and protoypes.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a public events programme that will expand on the themes of the exhibition, including a headline lecture by Exploration's Director, Michael Pawlyn and debate exploring wider questions about the relationship between science, mathematics and the natural world. Book your tickets now!

Michael Pawlyn Lecture
Monday 17 February 2014, 7pm

Exploration Architecture Founder and Director Michael Pawlyn will deliver a lecture presenting his working philosophy and latest projects featured in the Designing with Nature exhibition, including the Sahara Forest Project, designs for a Biomimetic Office, and two new, previously unpublished schemes for the BioRock pavilion and the Mountain Data Centre.

Tickets: Standard: £5 / AF Members: £3/ Online:

Designing with Parameters – What’s Next?
Thursday 27 February 2014, 7pm

Parametric software has enabled architects and designers to create structures, buildings and environments that were impossible to imagine twenty years ago. But what is the future of such digitally based design and what are going to be the defining parameters of design in the future?

Join us for an evening exploring the evolution, future possibilities and pros and cons of parameter control in creating architecture. The expert panel will include Michael Pawlyn, founder and director, Exploration Architecture; Patrik Schumacher, director, Zaha Hadid Architects; and Nerea Calvillo, director, C+ arquitectos.  The debate will be chaired by Dr Marcos Cruz, director of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Tickets: Standard: £5 / AF Members: £3 / Online:

Headline Sponsor: Interface

In-kind support: Lukas Oehmigen, BigRep and Ultimaker

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