Lecture by Jan Jongert of 2012architecten at AiA SF – San Francisco, CA

September 23rd, 2011 by

2012architecten, Villa Welpeloo, Enschede, 2009, courtesy the architects

Wednesday, September 28, 3:30-5:30pm

By exploiting the latent potential of outdated infrastructure, architects can create alternative design solutions that are both economically viable and environmentally beneficial. While many existing design strategies and technologies decrease our collective energy consumption, alternative practices such as localized material harvesting do not yet occupy a prominent place in the syllabus of recognized architectural courses. Join principal, professor and writer David Fletcher of Fletcher Studio and Jan Jongert of 2012architecten in an interactive investigation of urban resource reuse and adaptive infrastructure.

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Lecture by Kristian Koreman of Zones Urbaines Sensibles at AiA SF – San Francisco, CA

September 14th, 2011 by

ZUS - Zones Urbaines Sensibles, The Dépendence, Rotterdam, courtesy the architects

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 2-4:30pm

Join Douglas Burnham of envelope architecture+design and Kristian Koreman of ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles) in conversation about flexible urbanism, evolutionary planning and the evolving definition of what it means to be an architect in contemporary society. Based more than 5,000 miles apart, each firm is radically transforming underutilized neighborhood space into vibrant creative compounds. By embracing a human centered design process deeply informed by local values, envelope a+d and ZUS have created radically new approaches to traditional neighborhood development models.

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Lecture by Reinier de Graaf of Office for Metropolitan Architecture at AiA SF – San Francisco, CA

September 6th, 2011 by

Office for Metropolitan Architecture / OMA, Zeekracht, 2009, courtesy the architects

Monday, September 12, 2011, 6-9:30pm

With population growth ever exploding, it is essential for architects to understand the ongoing process of the modernization of cities. Join Craig Hartman of SOM and Reinier de Graaf of Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) as they explore how design, technology and economies of scale enhance cities’ sustainable development, social, cultural and economic cohesion. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has a long history of minimizing environmental impact and producing healthier places to live and work. Its master plan to re-envision San Francisco’s Parkmerced neighborhood represents an unparalleled opportunity to incrementally transform an outmoded, automobile-dependent district into an international example of sustainability. AMO, a design and research studio based in the company’s Rotterdam office is the counterpart to OMA’s architectural practice. Most recently, AMO has attempted to respond to the rapid modernization of cities through their work in sustainable development and large scale renewable energy planning. In 2008, AMO proposed ‘Zeekracht’, a trans-national ring of off-shore wind farms in the North Sea, drawing energy from the shared territorial waters of 5 nations.

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Lecture by Jago Van Bergen of Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten at AiA SF – San Francisco, CA

August 25th, 2011 by

Van Bergen Kolpa, Park Supermarket, 2009-2010, courtesy the architects

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 6-8pm

Joined by experts in the fields of global foresight, urban agriculture, micro-economics and environmental policy, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of San Francisco based IwamotoScott Architecture and Jago Van Bergen of Rotterdam based Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten will lead a discussion that examines how food and energy production can be localized. This cross-cultural dialogue, moderated by Dr. Chris Luebkeman, Director of Foresight and Insight ARUP, will examine IwamotoScott Architecture’s  HYDRO-NET: City of the Future, a transformative new typology of urban architecture that fosters new social spaces and urban forms and Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten’s Park Supermarket, a spatial development model for a national supermarket located in the metropolitan parks of the Netherlands.

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Various Dutch architects in Architecture of Consequence exhibition at AiA SF – San Francisco, CA

August 24th, 2011 by

Van Bergen Kolpa, Park Supermarket (2009-2010), courtesy the architects

August 31 – October 21, 2011
Opening Reception: August 31, 2011, 6-8pm

At the dawn of the 21st century, the human race faces a number of colossal challenges. The economic crisis, shortages of food and energy, decreased leisure time and weakened social cohesion impact our lives in new and astonishing ways. While these challenges are daunting, they represent significant opportunity for new design solutions and value propositions. Broadening the notion of value to include long-term social benefits creates new space, both mentally and physically, for fresh ideas and new perspectives.

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Trendforecasting discussion with Marieke van der Poel of Proef and Truus Dokter & Andrea Wiegman of Second Sight at AiA – San Francisco, CA

November 18th, 2010 by

Magazine Second Sight, image by Jan Trussner, courtesy Second Sight

Thursday, November 18, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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AIA San Francisco welcomes Truus Dokter (it fits!) and Andrea Wiegman (Gloed) of Dutch trend collective, Second Sight, and Marieke van der Poel and Tiila Abbitt of San Francisco-based strategic trend consultancy, Proef. Together they will lead a collaborative discussion on consumer trends in the architecture community.

Image courtesy Marieke van der Poel

About Proef
Marieke van der Poel and her business partner Tiila Abbitt are the faces of San Francisco based collaborative strategic trend consultancy Proef. Proef focuses on strategic trends and consulting, initiating interactive creative thinking around market foresights, macro-to micro trends and color forecasting.

Marieke has worked with major multi national marketing, fashion, consumer electronics and product design companies based on this coast and beyond, both in her previous capacity as a consultant for leading international trend forecasting company PeclersParis and as an independent consultant. Her experience ranges from macro trend translations for International marketing teams to ready-to use color and style consulting for all types of consumer products. Marieke has presented at major trade and marketing events in the US and has been featured by both local and international media. She is a frequent guest lecturer at major art colleges around the country.

Currently based in San Francisco, Marieke has previously lived in Italy and The Netherlands, where she started her career in trend analysis and worked as an editor and consultant for Italian, English and Dutch magazines and fashion brands. With advanced degrees in literature, philosophy and fashion, Marieke combines her analytical skills with a profound knowledge of European and American culture, fashion and design.

Both as a consultant and designer, Tiila Abbitt has had the pleasure of working with a wide array of multi-national companies. As the head of knitwear design at Margaret O’Leary, Tiila created and brought to market a new contemporary knitwear line. Her designs have been part of many fashion shows and were featured in multiple magazines, including WWD and California Apparel News. Having worked as an organic chef, Tiila has a passion for food and her craft beer pairings have made her a sought after speaker at events and in international media. Tiila has a broad background in fine art. Her masters degree in the field encompasses art history, photography, ceramics, video sculpture and fashion design.

Proef is part of and a proud representative of ESP Trendlab, an international conglomerate of trend agencies. Clients include Samsung, Gregory Mountain Products and Cisco consumer products. Truus Dokter, photo by Mirjam Verdonk, courtesy Second Sight

About It Fits! / Second Sight / Gloed
It fits! is an agency based in the Netherlands that specializes in tracing, visualizing and describing trends across design, science, politics and economic fields. It was founded in 1997 by Truus Dokter, after she spent more than a decade working for corporate retailers and brands as a design manager, when she was asked to become an agent for the international trend forecasting agency PeclersParis. The combination of conceptual forecasting for PeclersParis and her hands-on fashion and home direction for it fits!, gives her great insight to market and consumer fluctuations. It has become her passion to analyze and describe the ever-changing spirit of the times in a clear, simple format. She writes a monthly column in the Dutch trend forecasting magazine Second Sight.

For more than 13 years, Andrea Wiegman, from the agency Gloed, has been collecting and connecting trends as an editor/publisher and forecaster. She founded trend magazines Eye and Second Sight and worked for major publishing companies, including Prometheus/ Bert Bakker, VNU Business Publications, Quote, TTG and Springer. During those years she built an inspiring network of trend experts and original thinkers within the Netherlands and beyond. Trained as a historian, Andrea believes that change is part of our life, although the transition period that is currently taking place might be one we won’t easily forget. Impetuous shifts within technology, science, economics etc. are omnipresent: opportunities for new business and challenging lifestyles are everywhere. Gloed is specialized in tracing new lifestyles in a changing world.

During brainstorm meetings of the magazine Second Sight Truus Dokter and Andrea Wiegman became "partners in thinking": they both have unique ideas and are dedicated to being a part of the minds that are envisioning and shaping this new century. In October 2010 they will bring their network of international trend forecasters together by launching a new blog: "in contact with*". . Through co-creation with their global contributors they will be able to provide "borderless" and customized trend information (lectures, presentation, education etc.). Andrea Wiegman, photo by Mirjam Verdonk, courtesy Second Sight

This panel discussion is part of Seeing Orange: Dutch Design Week SF. For more information click the logo below.

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Lecture by Caroline Bos of UN Studio at AiA San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

November 17th, 2010 by

Images courtesy UN Studio

Wednesday, November 17, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
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Deep Planning: Relational Models for the Sustainable City with Caroline Bos of UN Studio AIA San Francisco is honored to host Caroline Bos, co-founder of UN Studio, an Amsterdam-based architecture firm known for its collaborative approach to design. Caroline will discuss the studio’s Deep Planning methodology and illustrate how it is incorporated into some of its projects, which include the Arnhem Central Masterplan in the Netherlands and the IFCCA Urban Study for 23rd to 42nd Street in New York City.

UN Studio, Arnhem Central Platform Roofs, Arnhem, The Netherlands, 2006-2011

Implemented since the 1990s, this approach requires the extended overview of the network to detect correspondences and overlaps between the locations, parties and programmes involved. Generating a situation-specific, dynamic, organisational structure plan with the aid of parameter-based techniques, the in-depth, interactive nature of the Deep Plan incorporates economics, infrastructure, programme and construction in time. As a result, relations, instead of the optimisation of individual data form the parameters of the project, generate potentials that no single, individual interest could have engendered.

UN Studio, Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany, 2001-2006

Founded in 1998 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Current projects are the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, a shopping mall renovation in Kaohsiung, a masterplan for Basauri, a music theatre for Graz and the design and restructuring of the Harbor Ponte Parodi in Genoa. UNStudio has realized amongst others the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, a façade and interior renovation for the Galleria Department store in Seoul and a private villa in up-state New York.

This lecture is part of Seeing Orange: Dutch Design Week SF. For more information click the logo below.

AIA San Francisco
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel.: 415-362-7397

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