The second segment of a two-part symposium, ‘Façade: Phenomenon, Identity, Memory,’ was held April 22, 2015 at the Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning (B/a+p), organized by Jin Young Song with Nick Bruscia, Brian Carter, Annette LeCuyer, and Chris Romano. This two-part symposium and lecture examined the building façade as a cultural object with public and pervasive presence and as an embodiment of culture and collective identity in the digital age.
Louisa Hutton, founding partner of Berlin-based Sauerbruch Hutton (http://www.sauerbruchhutton.de), discusses recent built works including GSW Headquarters, Berlin; Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau; Jessop West, Sheffield; Munich RE, Munich Berlin; Brandhorst Museum, Munich; Immanuel Church, Cologne (shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015) ; and product design of door handles for FSB. An international agency for architecture, urbanism and design, Sauerbruch Hutton has been awarded numerous national and international prizes, including the Gottfried Semper Architekturpreis (2013), the Energy Performance + Architecture Award (2011), and the International Honour Award for Sustainable Architecture (2010). Welcome and introduction by Brian Carter, Professor (B/a+p).
See Part 1 at https://youtu.be/eRVjZqTp4TA where selected projects from Morphosis (Stan Su, Senior Architect), SHoP (Sameer Kumar, Director of Enclosure Design), and SOM (Aybars Asci Design Director) explore how ‘hard’ technologies are deployed to enhance the ‘soft’ cultural attributes of the building envelope.
Thank you to Symposium sponsors includingq the Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning (ap.buffalo.edu); University at Buffalo Humanities Institute (humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/); Boston Valley Terra Cotta http://bostonvalley.com; Rigidized Metals Corp. http://www.rigidized.com; and AIA Buffalo/WNY www.aiabuffalowny.org