Thursday, November 12, 2009

Experiments in Architecture

BALTAN goes NATLAB with Experiments in Architecture.


BALTAN Laboratories initiates, supports and disseminates innovative research and development activities in the field of art, technology and culture. A two-year pilot initiative located in the SWA building at Strijp S in Eindhoven, it is a first step towards a broader Art Science Lab in the former NatLab (Philips physics laboratory). BALTAN Laboratories actively pursues new collaborations between disciplines and acts as point of intersection for artists working with technology in Eindhoven and beyond.

Today BALTAN Laboratories hosts the sixth in its series of BALTAN GOES NATLAB presentations at the former Philips NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. This session is dedicated to new experiments in architecture, specifically focused on the use of light and technology. Speakers include Jerome Decock from Brussels-based LAb[au]: Laboratory for Architecture and Urbanism, who will present some of their recent projects, including the interactive kinetic light sculpture framework f5×5×5; and Marc Maurer (Maurer United Architects [MUA]), who will discuss the Indemann, a 36-metre-high watchtower near Aachen, Germany, with a programmable facade consisting of 40.000 LED lights, designed by MUA-

This session takes place during the 4th edition of Glow - International Forum of Light in Art and Architecture in Eindhoven (November 6-15, 2009).