13th International DOCOMOMO Technology Seminar

Event Details

13th International DOCOMOMO Technology Seminar

Time: January 25, 2013 at 9am to January 26, 2013 at 5pm
Location: KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie; EG/ Hörsaal 37/ Gebäude Nr. 20.40
Street: Englerstraße 7
City/Town: 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: 0049 (0)721 60842156
Event Type: symposium, conference, excursion
Organized By: Dr.-Ing. Uta Pottgiesser, Dipl.-Ing. Alex Dill
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2012

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Event Description

Perceived Technologies in the Modern Movement 1918-1975.

Based on international examples and expertise the 10. KARLSRUHE CONFERENCE of the series “The architectural heritage” discusses with the questions: How was technology perceived by designing architects? How was the collaboration with engineers and the selection of adequate building materials and systems as a part of the design process. The conference is organised in cooperation with the International Scientific Committee Technology (ISC-T) of Docomomo International.

Friday, 25.01.2013:

8:15 am Reception / Registration / Coffee
9:00 am Welcome - Alex Dill / Ulrich Nolting
9:15 am Key Note – Horst Persecke - Bollinger/Grohmann Engineers
Innovations in Engineering – Big Market Hall, Frankfurt and Centenial Hall, Wroclaw
10:00 am Wolfgang Thöner (Dessau)
Bauhaus Dessau – Laboratory for industrial design


11:00 am Jan Molema (Delft)
New Movement and technology in the Netherlands
11:30 am Anke Zalivako (Berlin)
Russian functionalist Construtivism and technology

12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK / Buffet at Foyer

1:15 pm Emmanuelle Gallo, Vanessa Fernandez (Paris)
Le Corbusier – Facade technology and interior comfort

1:45 pm Danilo Matoso Macedo (Brasilia)
Engineer Joaquim Cardoso’s contribution to Oscar Niemeyer’s Architecture.
2:15 pm Kyle Normandin (Los Angeles)
Neutra, Eames, Koenig – LA Case Study Houses and life style
2.45 pm Frank Escher (Los Angeles)
John Lautner – Ideosyncratic architecture


3:45 pm Yamana Yoshiuki (Tokyo)
Modern Movement Architecture development in an earthquake region
4:15 pm Colin Davies (London)
Foster and Rogers – The start of British High Tech
4:45 pm Christine Kanstinger-Otto (Warmbronn)
Frei Otto – Executing High Tech concepts
5:15 pm Moderation by Wessel de Jonge (Rotterdam)

Panel Discussion

On the second day, 26.01.2013 the participants can choose from a list of different excursions:

- Karlsruhe: Siedlung Dammerstock; architectural guided tour

- Frankfurt: ECB New Building; architectural / structural guided tour

- Frankfurt: Höchst (former "Farbwerk Höchst"); guided tour by the local heritage authorities

Further information about the programme can be obtained from the information brochure.

No registration fee; please register before 09.01.13!


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