MVRDV - Maria Lopez to speak at the 5th International Symposium of Formal Methods in Architecture, Lisbon

Maria Lopez to speak at the 5th International Symposium of Formal Methods in Architecture, Lisbon

Associate and architect at MVRDV Maria Lopez will be a keynote speaker at the 5th International Symposium of Formal Methods in Architecture.

In her keynote titled “From Datascape to Formal Methods” Maria Lopez will speak about how, since it was founded, MVRDV has been fascinated by data-driven parametric design, a concept that results in something called a Datascape. Central to MVRDV’s method is that the design is literally defined by the given parameters so that rather than trying to reach a formal ideal or goal, architects are able to create unexpected forms that go beyond artistic intuition or known geometry.

The symposium aims to contribute to the debate in the fields of Architecture and Urbanism on the application of new formal methods to emerging societal and technical problems. It will focus on subjects like Collection of information, Semantic organization of information, Syntactically and semantically formal languages, Representation, visualization and interaction,  Architectural design automation, Space performance analysis, Automated manufacturing and construction, and Active management of the built environment. Other speakers at the symposium are Tasos Varoudis (Machine Learning Urbanism Research Cluster, Bartlett, UCL) and Ramiz Hassan (NMUB – Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway).


Date:  16 October 2020, 10.00AM – 12.00PM (CEsT)

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