The University of Minnesota College of Design presents
School of Architecture Lecture Series | Fall 2016

Lars Spuybroek

Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture
Lars Spuybroek has been researching the relationship between art, architecture and computing since the early 1990s. He received international recognition after building the HtwoOexpo in 1997, the first building in the world that incorporates new media and consists of a continuous geometry. With his Rotterdam-based office NOX he built the D-Tower, an interactive structure changing color with the emotions of the inhabitants of a city (in collaboration with Q. S. Serafijn), and the Son-O-house, a public artwork that generates music by visitors exploring the space (in collaboration with Edwin van der Heide). In Lille, France, he built a cluster of cultural buildings (Maison Folies) in 2004. He published his monograph with Thames & Hudson, NOX: Machining Architecture (2004), and the first fully theoretical account of his work titled The Architecture of Continuity with V2_NAI publishers (2008).

Spuybroek has won several prizes and has exhibited all over the world, including presentations at several Venice Biennales, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria & Albert in London and the Guggenheim Bilbao. His work is part of the permanent collections of the FRAC Centre in Orléans, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.

His latest book (The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design, 2nd edition Bloomsbury, 2016) revisits the aesthetic theories of John Ruskin within the framework of both historical and contemporary thought.

Future Featured Speaker

Annette Fierro
University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Monday, November 14

Lectures presented by the School of Architecture, University of Minnesota College of Design with support from the Cass Gilbert Lecture Series Fund.

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