JUE14 19:00 Matthias Schuler (GSD Harvard): thermodynamics, architecture and the contemporary city

El próximo jueves 14 de febrero a las 19:00 Matthias Schuler, profesor de Environmental Technology en Harvard GSD y fundador de Transsolar, consultora en estrategias de diseño sostenible que ha trabajado con estudios como Herzog&deMeuron, OMA o Stephen Holl, impartirá una conferencia con el título «Thermodynamics, Architecture and the Contemporary City». La sesión, que tendrá lugar en la Sala de Conferencias de la 3ª Planta, será introducida por Javier García Germán y en ella Iñaki Ábalos presentará su libro «Thermodynamics applied to highrise and mixed use prototypes».

In 1992, Schuler founded Transsolar in Stuttgart, Germany, now a leading provider of consulting services on developing sustainable design strategies for buildings. The firm has a strong technical basis, and commonly performs highly sophisticated computational simulations (e.g., thermal, lighting) for concept validations. Schuler has worked with a large number of well-known architects in the field on high-profile projects. Among others, he has collaborated on projects by the following: Herzog/de Meuron (Parrish Art Museum, Topeak Towers); Stephen Holl (Linked Hybrid, Herning Art Museum); Behnisch, Behnisch and Partners (Nord LB, Skylofts, etc.); Jean Nouvel (Musee de la Mer, Philharmonie Paris, Louvre Abu Dhabi); Gehry Design Architects (Novartis, Museum of Tolerance, World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, etc.); Murphy/Jahn (New Bangkok International Airport, Posttower, etc.) and OMA (Center for Performing Arts, Museum Plaza). His design solutions are always innovative, and backed up by massive analytical simulation studies that confirm their effectiveness. Recently his activities have moved beyond the building scale and he is now working on energy and comfort solutions at the urban master plan level, like the carbon-neutral Masdar development in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with Foster + Partners. + info

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