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Communicating Innovative Architecture. Photographs increasingly influence the way in which Architecture is perceived around the world.

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Whilst, material system research, applications and design modelling and 3D sculpting for complex geometry and soft materials is now the way of programming for architecture and design.

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NZRAB: 20 (morning) 20 (afternoon)

ADNZ - 1 design and 1 practice management (morning) 3 design and 1 documentation (afternoon)

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9am - 10am 

Studio Naaro 

Talk topic: 'Communicating Innovative Architecture'

Photographs increasingly influence the way in which Architecture is perceived around the world. Today the photograph of a building –as opposed to the building itself- is its most widely consumed image. As authors of contemporary architectural documentations, Naaro will take us through their particular approach to creating architectural visual narratives and will more broadly discuss key aspects of their architectural photography practice.


Marcela Spadaro is Co-Founder of Naaro, a London based architectural photography studio focused on creating inspiring visual narratives of innovative architecture around the world. 

Naaro believes that every architectural project is unique and adapts their creative approach and storytelling techniques to the distinctiveness of each individual project to bring out its characteristics at its best. This could be either through striking photography or moving images or through a combination of both. 

The studio’s vision is the result of founders Freya Najade and Marcela Spadaro’s combined expertise. Freya is an award-winning photographer whose strength lies within the documentation of the social and built environment. Marcela trained as an architect and prior to co-founding Naaro, worked for over 10 years at the forefront of innovative architecture with Zaha Hadid Architects. Freya and Marcela’s complementary skills and unique combination of backgrounds allow them to approach each project in new creative multifaceted ways. 

Publishers & Publications featuring Naaro’s photographs include: The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Thames & Hudson, Phaidon, Domus, Wallpaper, ICON, Architectural Digest, GA, Elle Decoration & Surface Magazine, among others.

10am - 11am 

Thomas Bagnoli

Designer @ Zaha Hadid Architects

Talk topic: MArch Material System Research and applications, personal works and personal research

Thomas is interested in design modelling and 3D sculpting for complex geometry and soft materials.

He is focused on his personal research from a couple of years on digital fabrication and material experimentation blending it with different fields and personal interests like design, architecture, art, music, photography and movies.

Thomas is fascinated by the relationship between the human experience within architecture spaces and how materiality is involved whenever we experience those spaces through our senses. But mostly how materiality can be the main factor of the design approach and how it can affect the body.

11am - 11.30am - MORNING TEA BREAK 

11.30am - 12.30pm 

Matias del Campo

Principal SPAN Baukunst LLC /// Co-Chair ACADIA 2020 /// Co-Chair DigitalFUTURES 2020

Talk Topic: "Towards Neural Architecture"

Outline: "Since the introduction of Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) in 2015, the architecture discipline has been observing with increased interest how this Machine Learning method can be used creatively to explore design variations. By pitting 2 Neural Networks against each other, GAN’s are able to generate results as images or even 3D models that profoundly question the current ontological thinking in architecture. They represent a departure from top down design methods based on the experience and education of individual architects and instead rely on extensive databases of images (or 3D models) of architecture and architecture components. As these databases can be further informed by data from other areas (economic, ecologic, social but also artistic, philosophical etc), they result in an architecture that is new, surprising and occasionally challenging for the observer – provoking questions about authorship, agency, and what it means to be human. Similar discussions are currently going on in the arts, where artists working with Machine Learning methods are exploring similar intellectual frameworks. For this new area of architecture inquiry I propose the name "Neural Architecture"

12.30pm - 1.30pm 

C. Kairouz Architects 

Talk topic:

BIO: c kairouz

At C.Kairouz Architects we believe in innovation and smart, high-quality architecture that makes sense – in both design and budget. We understand we have a social responsibility. Our focus is on people, to create value-adding, sustainable solutions for our clients, residents, suburbs and cities alike.

Founded in 2010 by Managing Director, Chahid Kairouz, the practice was formed from humble beginnings, and has since grown to encompass a strong, diverse team of individuals, who each bring with them their own unique story & experience.

With close to 800 completed projects to our name and an industry reputation for excellence and ‘hands on’ service, we continually deliver a variety of commercial, multi-residential and bespoke home projects throughout Melbourne and Australia.

Well-known for our award winning work in urban development, in 2019, WH Architects joined the team as a collaborative partner bringing a wealth of experience under the guidance of Founder & Director Wojciech Huczek. Wojciech’s 30+ years experience brought a unique response and dedicated professionalism to our projects, in particular commercial and industrial developments.

Ali Asmar

Safetyline Jalousie 

1.30pm - 2.30pm 

Ali will talk about ventilation and louvres and the way they can create a healthy home and better environment for us to live in. 

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