ECAlab. Experiências cerâmicas na produção arquitectónica


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Resumo

O vídeo do AzLab#62 “ECAlab. Experiências cerâmicas na produção arquitectónica” já está disponível, em versão editada, no canal do YouTube da Rede de Investigação em Azulejo. Se não assistiu em directo, tem agora a oportunidade de ver o vídeo. A não perder!

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ECAlab. Ceramic Experimentations in Architectural Production


Session overview

The video of the AzLab#62 “ECAlab. Ceramic Experimentations in Architectural Production” is now available, in an edited version, on the ​​Azulejo Research Network YouTube channel. If you did not watch it live, watch the video now! 

ECALAB. EXPERIÊNCIAS CERÂMICAS NA PRODUÇÃO ARQUITECTÓNICA

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📩 Inscrições através do Google forms ou por e-mail (indicando nome, endereço de e-mail e profissão/ afiliação) para o endereço redeazulejo@letras.ulisboa.pt.

📌 NOTA 1: Uma vez agendada a sessão, cada participante receberá o link e uma password.

📌 NOTA 2: a sessão será gravada e parcialmente disponibilizada no canal YouTube da Rede de Investigação em Azulejo.  

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ECAlab. Ceramic Experimentations in Architectural Production

📩 Resgistration through Google forms or by e-mail to the following address redeazulejo@letras.ulisboa.pt including your name, e-mail address and profession/affiliation. 

📌 NOTE 1: Once the session is scheduled, each participant will receive the link and a password.

📌NOTE 2: this session will be recorded and partially made available on the YouTube channel of the Azulejo Research Network.

ECAlab. Experiências cerâmicas na produção arquitectónica

9 de Dezembro ​​de​ ​2020​​ ​|​ ​18h00​ ​|​ ​plataforma Zoom [sessão em inglês]

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Já se inscreveu para o AzLab#62?

📩Pode fazê-lo através do Google forms ou por e-mail (indicando nome, endereço de e-mail e profissão/ afiliação) para o endereço redeazulejo@letras.ulisboa.pt.

Esperamos por si no próximo dia 9 de Dezembro!

📌 NOTA 1: Uma vez agendada a sessão, cada participante receberá o link e uma password.

📌 NOTA 2: a sessão será gravada e parcialmente disponibilizada no canal YouTube da Rede de Investigação em Azulejo.  

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ECAlab. Ceramic Experimentations in Architectural Production


December 9th, 2020
 |
18h00
Zoom platform [session to be held in English]

Have you signed up for AzLab#62?

📩 You can do this through Google forms or by e-mail to the following address redeazulejo@letras.ulisboa.pt including your name, e-mail address and profession/affiliation. 

📌 NOTE 1: Once the session is scheduled, each participant will receive the link and a password.

📌NOTE 2: this session will be recorded and partially made available on the YouTube channel of the Azulejo Research Network.

ECAlab. Ceramic Experimentations in Architectural Production

9 de Dezembro ​​de​ ​2020​​ ​|​ ​18h00​ ​|​ ​plataforma Zoom [sessão em inglês]

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December 9th, 2020 | 18h00 Zoom platform [session to be held in English]

Abstract

It is widely recognised that the decoration of objects and spaces, and the development of complex technologies defines our spaces. Our combined dexterity, creativity and ability to cooperate has enabled us to manipulate our environment and connect with each other on a global scale. Pre-industrial making techniques and the proliferation of technology are often seen as opposing forces, one favouring the local – the development of vernacular language and context the other favouring global processes – optimisation and standardisation.

In this lecture, we will see how traditional ceramic techniques and digital engineering processes can be used together to produce more meaningful and sustainable architectural surfaces.

Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez | ECAlab – Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory | Liverpool School of Architecture |

ECAlab. Ceramic Experimentations in Architectural Production

9 de Dezembro ​​de​ ​2020​​ ​|​ ​18h00​ ​|​ ​plataforma Zoom [sessão em inglês]

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December 9th, 2020 | 18h00 Zoom platform [session to be held in English]

Invited speaker:
Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez [ECAlab – Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory | Liverpool School of Architecture ]

ECAlab – Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory, from Liverpool School of Architecture

ECAlab investigates the possibilities of ceramics for sustainable architectural technologies while examining the role of advanced digital technologies alongside traditional ceramic craftsmanship skills. At ECAlab we are concerned with exploring how the universal and optimised engineered architectural component developed in a scientific environment can be appropriated and further developed locally, benefitting from and supporting heritage and local identity, recognising the indispensable involvement of art and craftsmanship in these processes. We believe in innovation through the fusion of past and present production methodologies and the collaboration between different disciplines, with the aim to generate more meaningful buildings that foster both environmental and social sustainability.

ECAlab operates as a collaborative platform. It is part of an international network of eight universities from four different countries (UK, USA, Spain and Germany), and it has also developed its own collaborative experience in the UK, bridging disciplinary boundaries and bringing together researchers, students and designers with leading professionals, industry and ceramic artists. The programme includes high-profile speakers, training in specialist software (parametric and algorithmic design, CAD/CAM techniques for ceramic materials, environmental design simulation tools) and training in ceramics manufacturing techniques. The resulting projects use digital platforms to design forms and utilise file to factory techniques, which are then ultimately interpreted by time served craftsmen to generate bespoke and crafted pieces. This final stage engages ceramic artists to share their expertise and to harness the unique qualitative expression of ceramics as a material. These final pieces or prototypes, developed by our collaborating artists, are showcased in our exhibitions and events.

Since 2011, ECAlab has engaged 160 students, produced 85 innovative designs and 46 full-scale physical prototypes in collaboration with 22 professional artists that explore the innovative use of clay in architecture. Through research on the use of ceramics as a sustainable material, ECAlab has had an impact on the commercial development of new materials, inspired ceramic artists to work in new ways, influenced education and had an impact on the architectural profession and the general public through exhibitions, symposia, publications, films, research programmes and workshops developed in collaboration with influential institutions like RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), TATE, or the Building Centre.

ECAlab. Experiências cerâmicas na produção arquitectónica

9 de Dezembro ​​de​ ​2020​​ ​|​ ​18h00​ ​|​ ​plataforma Zoom [sessão em inglês]

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Já se inscreveu para o AzLab#62?

📩Pode fazê-lo através do Google forms ou por e-mail (indicando nome, endereço de e-mail e profissão/ afiliação) para o endereço redeazulejo@letras.ulisboa.pt.

Esperamos por si no próximo dia 9 de Dezembro!

📌 NOTA 1: Uma vez agendada a sessão, cada participante receberá o link e uma password.

📌 NOTA 2: a sessão será gravada e parcialmente disponibilizada no canal YouTube da Rede de Investigação em Azulejo.  

____________________________________________________

ECAlab. Ceramic Experimentations in Architectural Production


December 9th, 2020
 |
18h00
Zoom platform [session to be held in English]

Have you signed up for AzLab#62?

📩 You can do this through Google forms or by e-mail to the following address redeazulejo@letras.ulisboa.pt including your name, e-mail address and profession/affiliation. 

📌 NOTE 1: Once the session is scheduled, each participant will receive the link and a password.

📌NOTE 2: this session will be recorded and partially made available on the YouTube channel of the Azulejo Research Network.

ECAlab. CERAMIC EXPERIMENTATIONS IN ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTION

9 de Dezembro ​​de​ ​2020​​ ​|​ ​18h00​ ​|​ ​plataforma Zoom [sessão em inglês]

____________________________________________________

December 9th, 2020 | 18h00 Zoom platform [session to be held in English]

Invited speaker:
Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez [ECAlab – Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory | Liverpool School of Architecture ]

Dr. Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez has been working on sustainable architectural design through the exploration of emergent materials and technologies since 2003. She studied and researched at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is presently a Reader in Architecture, and founder director of the ECAlab (Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory) at the Liverpool School of Architecture.

ECAlab. EXPERIÊNCIAS CERÂMICAS NA PRODUÇÃO ARQUITECTÓNICA

9 de Dezembro ​​de​ ​2020​​ ​|​ ​18h00​ ​|​ ​plataforma Zoom [sessão em inglês]

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Em Dezembro, o AzLab#62 viaja até Liverpool, onde Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez apresentará o laboratório que dirige — ECAlab —, mostrando como as técnicas tradicionais da cerâmica e os processos de engenharia digital podem ser articulados de modo a produzir superfícies arquitectónicas mais relevantes e sustentáveis. A não perder!

📩 Inscrições através do Google forms ou por e-mail (redeazulejo@letras.ulisboa.pt).
Uma vez agendada a sessão, cada participante receberá o link e uma password.

Convidado:
Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez [ECAlab – Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory | Liverpool School of Architecture]

📌 NOTA: a sessão será gravada e parcialmente disponibilizada no canal YouTube da Rede de Investigação em Azulejo.


📷 Edit Szabó with ECAlab [©ECAlab]

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ECAlab. CERAMIC EXPERIMENTATIONS IN ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTION

December 9th, 2020 | 18h00 Zoom platform [session to be held in English]

In December, AzLab#62 travels to Liverpool, where Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez will present the laboratory — ECAlab —, showing “how traditional ceramic techniques and digital engineering processes can be used together to produce more meaningful and sustainable architectural surfaces”. Stay tuned! 

📩 Registration via Google forms  or by e-mail (redeazulejo@letras.ulisboa.pt).
Once the session is scheduled, each participant will receive the link and a password.

Invited speaker:
Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez [ECAlab – Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory | Liverpool School of Architecture ]

📌 NOTE: this session will be recorded and partially made available on the YouTube channel of the Azulejo Research Network


📷 Edit Szabó with ECAlab [©ECAlab]

#RETHINKINGTILE_CANRAN

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Resumo

A sessão inaugural do AzLabOvar começou com uma breve apresentação da iniciativa por Isabel Ferreira e Rosário Salema de Carvalho, que enquadraram o seminário nos seus cinco anos de actividade, explicando as razões que estiveram na origem da sua expansão para Ovar.

Tomando a palavra logo de seguida, as irmãs Catarina Almada Negreiros e Rita Almada Negreiros explicaram, complementando-se entre si, os vários projectos de revestimentos de azulejo que têm desenvolver, centrados maioritariamente em Lisboa. Se os designados azulejos cinéticos marcam uma perspectiva de trabalhos do atelier CAN RAN, com aplicações, entre outros locais, na estação São Sebastião II do Metropolitano de Lisboa (2009) e “Vai-Vem”, nos muros laterais do elevador da Bica (2013), a intervenção “Cota Zero”, no átrio da Estação Sul e Sueste (2011) reflecte uma outra forma de entendimento do azulejo, tal com as obras mais recentes, que exploram a construção e desconstrução de padrões, do século XVII, em “5pm” nos muros junto ao Paço da Rainha intitulado (2016) e do século XIX no revestimento exterior de um imóvel na Av. da Índia (2016). Por fim, e ainda tendo como referente o reticulado azulejar aplicado num contexto de preenchimento de lacuna, foi apresentado um projecto em estudo para o interior de um templo.

O debate final foi longo e com perguntas muito variadas, quer sobre a azulejaria, quer sobre os interesses arquitectónicos das duas convidadas, ligando muitos dos temas em discussão à própria cidade de Ovar.

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#RETHINKINGTILE_CANRAN


Session overview

AzLabOvar inaugural session began with a brief presentation of this initiative by Isabel Ferreira and Rosário Salema de Carvalho, who set the seminar in its five years of activity, explaining the reasons that led to its expansion to Ovar.

Taking the floor shortly, the sisters Catarina Almada Negreiros and Rita Almada Negreiros explained, complementing each other, the various projects of azulejo (tile) coverings that they have developed, mostly in Lisbon. If the so-called kinetic tiles mark a work perspective of the CAN RAN architecture, with applications, among others, in the São Sebastião II station of the Lisbon Underground (2009) and “Vai-Vem”, on the side walls of the Bica elevator (2013), the “Cota Zero” intervention, in the lobby of the South and Southeast river station (2011) reflects another form of understanding the tile, such as the more recent works that explore the construction and deconstruction of 17th century patterns, in “5pm” on the walls next to the queen’s palace (a 2016 tribute to Catherine of Braganza), and of the 19th century in the exterior covering of a building in Índia Avenue (2016). Finally, and still having as a reference the reticulate tiles applied in a context of gap filling, a project under study for the interior of a temple was presented.

The final debate was long and with varied questions, both on the tiles and on the architectural interests of the two guests, linking many of the topics under discussion to the city of Ovar itself.