OCEAN CN in Design Computing exhibition, Prague

OCEAN CN in Design Computing exhibition, Prague

OCEAN CN participates in the Design Computing exhibition, curated by Dr. Henri Achten and hosted at the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague. OCEAN CN contributed a 10-minute video of a selection of examples of computation, as applied to a series of projects, from 2001-2018. Participants in the exhibition include: Universities & Institutes: Aalborg University (Isak Worre Foged) Aalborg University (Nicolai Steino) Architectural Association (Elif Erdine & Michael Weinstock) Braunschweig University of Arts (Manuel Kretzer) Cardiff University (Wassim Jabi / Aikaterini Chatzivasileiadi) Chalmers University of Technology (Malgorzata Zboinska) Future Cities Lab (Gerhard Schmitt/Bige Tuncer/Fabien Clavier) Graz University of Technology – Institute of Architecture & Media (Renate Weissenbock) Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich (Lombardini Esther) Instituto Superior Tecnico (Antonio Leitao) Israel Institute of Technology/Technion (Yasha Grobman) Princeton University (Axel Kilian) Rio de Janeiro Federal University (Goncalo Castro Henriques) Technische Universitat Berlin (Liss Werner) Technische Universitat Munchen (Gerhard Schubert) Texas A&M (Negar Kalentar) Universitat und Kunsthochschule Kassel (Timo Carl) University of Auckland (Dermott McMeel) University of Cyprus (Odysseas Kontovourkis) University of Kentucky (Gregory Luhan) University of Liverpool (Tuba Kocaturk/Leyla Deniz) University of Melbourne (Stanislav Roudavski) University of Nevada Las Vegas (Joshua Vermillion) University of New South Wales Code (Hank Haeusler) University of Novi Sad (Vesna Stojakovic) Companies Arup (Ramon van der Heijden) Ian Bogle Architects (Josef Olsavsky) OCEAN CN Jenny Sabin Studio Eva Sopeoglu Synthesis Design + Architecture (Alvin Huang) UN Studio Xenia Intelligent Retail Design Platform Rene van Zuuk...
OCEAN CN @ University of Calgary: Exhibition / Workshop / Lecture

OCEAN CN @ University of Calgary: Exhibition / Workshop / Lecture

Invited by Jason Johnson, Associate Dean at University of Calgary, Tom Verebes led their annual Taylor Seminar 2017 in the Faculty of Environmental Design EVDS. Together with Guy Gardner, Verebes led 24 students through 4 days of intense design and prototyping of UrbanISMS. Verebes also gave a lecture, titled, “Four Short Stories About Hong Kong”, as part of the EVDS Lecture Series. An exhibition of OCEAN CN’s project, Umekita Second Development Area, in Osaka, Japan, along with 24 models and 288 prints of variations  of computational urban models....
Tom Verebes presents “The Adaptive City and Other Paradigms” at the Beijing Forum

Tom Verebes presents “The Adaptive City and Other Paradigms” at the Beijing Forum

PKU hosts a 3-day conference on the topic of Ecological Urbanism, inviting a list of leading international and Chinese academics and professionals to present, discuss and debate pathways towards more sensitive approaches to urbanisation. Turesncape Academy President and Founder, Dr. Yu Kongjian, and Provost, Tom Verebes both present in panel discussions at this event. HISTORY The Beijing Forum, initiated in 2004, is an annual event placed under the auspices of the Beijing Municipal Government. It is endorsed by the State Council and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and co-sponsored by Peking University, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. On May of 2016, the first chapter of Beijing Forum Overseas Series was successfully concluded in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The November 2016 edition will mark its thirteenth successful session. OBJECTIVES The Beijing Forum, organized by Peking University, encourages the study of the humanities and social sciences in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to facilitate international academic exchanges and trans-cultural discussions in order to foster social development, harmony between civilizations, and greater prosperity for mankind. FOCUS Held annually in Beijing, a city with a deep cultural tradition, the forum is an international academic event that advocates civilizational harmony, It brings together the world’s most eminent thinkers in order to stimulate the academic and cultural exchanges that are crucial for world peace and social progress. During the past years, the Beijing Forum has gathered a wealth of invaluable suggestions and insights that has helped generate outstanding academic advancement in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. The 2016...
Exhibition: RURAL-URBAN RE-INVENTIONS: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN CHINA’S CITIES AND COUNTRYSIDE

Exhibition: RURAL-URBAN RE-INVENTIONS: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN CHINA’S CITIES AND COUNTRYSIDE

Curated by University of Southern California (USC)’s American Academy in China (AAC), this exhibition features the work of the AA Shanghai Summer School, directed by Tom Verebes. ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION VISITING SCHOOL SHANGHAI BASE BEIJING, ROBERT MANGURIAN / MARY-ANN RAY ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE DE SAINT-ETIENNE ETH ZURICH HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN HONG KONG UNIVERSITY MICHAEL SORKIN STUDIO RICE UNIVERSITY STEFAN AL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF ST. JOSEPH MACAU UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SOL PRICE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY XU TIANTIAN,...
SHANGHAI TEN | SHOW | EVENT — Verebes curates AA exhibition & organises symposium

SHANGHAI TEN | SHOW | EVENT — Verebes curates AA exhibition & organises symposium

SH10 SHOW | EVENT | FOLIO is a series of events which celebrate the tenth consecutive year of the AA Shanghai Summer School, curated and edited by Tom Verebes, and featuring work by OCEAN CN. SHANGHAI TEN has been curated, edited and hosted in 3 parts, including an exhibition (AAVS SH10 | SHOW), and a symposium event held in Shanghai in July 2016 (AAVS SH10 | EVENT), and this book, AAVS SH10 | FOLIO. SHANGHAI TEN is an opportunity not only to look back, collate, reflect critically, and to disseminate the work of the students, tutors, and visitors in the 10 years of the AAVS Shanghai Summer. SHANGHAI TEN is the product of a multi-contributor collaboration, comprised as the composite aggregation from a large design community. Contributions to this exhibition and book have been selected from the work of 745 students from 44 countries who have joined AAVS Shanghai from 2007-2016; 36 tutors who have taught in the programme; and over 80 visitors to the programme, who have given lectures and presentations, attended AAVS symposia, and toured AAVS students to their built projects, factories and galleries in and around Shanghai. In addition, SHANGHAI TEN | FOLIO also includes essay contributions from a range of expertise in urbanism; transcribed conversations from AAVS symposia in 2015 and 2016. SHANGHAI TEN aims to chart pressing intellectual problematics of this context, their formulations as paradigms related to the conception and design of urbanism, and their associated experimental design approaches and methodologies. This compilation accumulatively and collectively demonstrates the ontological trajectory AAVS Shanghai has targeted, with the objective to harness, mobilise and respond to...