Talks and exhibitions

08.04.2013 Exhibition: 'Redcoats Rebooted' in a retrospective

A student project from the early-nineties still provokes attention with its inclusion in a new exhibition of student work:

'IMAGINE - Fictional Architecture and the liberation of Ideas'

Held at the Bin Matar House in Bahrain (April to June) 2013, curated by Elke Frotscher. See the exhibition catalogue online.

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Images © 2013 Simon Herron

05.02.2013 Talk: Sustainability in the built environment

A lecture for post-graduate students of architecture on the Technical studies in practice course at the University of Westminster.

' ... How did we get here? Where are we? What do we do about it? What are the prospects? From Marion Hubbert's US 'Peak oil' to resource scarcity via Carson's 'Silent Spring', a call to architects for the design of 'effective buildings' that try to balance demand and availability using holistic principles... '

Hosted by Will McLean and Pete Silver with a question and answer session afterward.

Courtesy of NASA/JPL/CalTech

11.06.2010 Talk: Passive autonomic computing with 'heat-motors' and their compounds

A presentation at a seminar of researchers in architecture held at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Research work on the concept of passively harvesting ambient energy to perform logical operations with novel mechanisms.

' ... study the physical phenomenon of liquid-to-solid phase-change in waxes, take a proprietary thermal actuator and investigate the requisite variety of different waxes given diurnal ambient thermal energy. Then ask how the useful mechanical work generated can be applied ... '

Hosted by Professor Mette Ramsgard Thomsen (CITA), Dr Phil Ayres (CITA), Dr Sean Hanna (UCL) and Alasdair Turner (UCL).

Annual wax melting activity

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