As part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival, an initiative of Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland, ASD is putting forth two seminars and an online showcase.

Participate in these events via the sign-up links below.

Webinar Session 1: Education of an architect: An AI point of view

Join this webinar to discover the ways in which AI (artificial intelligence) has already permeated the core academic curriculums at some of the most forward-looking schools of architecture. Leading international academics and practitioners will share how artificial intelligence is radically augmenting the future of architectural intelligence.

Immanuel Koh, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology.

Guest Speakers:
Neil Leach, Associate Professor, Florida International University, USA.
Alisa Andrasek, Professor, RMIT, Australia.

This seminar is on 19 MAR 2021 at 10am(SGT)/12nn(AEST).

Register here.

Webinar Session 2: Future Housing and the Innovative City
Can a work-from-home city still be an innovative city?

The past year’s pandemic has prompted us to re-imagine our homes as our primary places of work (and learning, and much more). These changes have had rapid impacts on our personal lives and our use of digital technologies, but we are only beginning to understand how they may change the design of urban housing and town planning in the future.

To open our discussion, we will feature a presentation by distinguished guest Dr Cheong Koon Hean, Chairman, Centre for Liveable Cities, on recent developments in town planning and urban housing in Singapore.

We will follow up with a panel discussion on the past year’s effects on urban housing and residential districts, covering topics of mobility and resilience as we explore the question: can a work-from-home city still be an innovative city?

This discussion is part of SUTD Architecture and Sustainable Design’s inform/reform publication series and is organized in coordination with the launch of issue 02 Housing: Next.

Peter Ortner, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Featured Speaker:
Cheong Koon Hean, Chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities (MND) and the incoming chairman of SUTD’s Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities.

This seminar is on 19 MAR 2021 at 4pm(SGT)/6pm(AEST).

Register here.

Hearing Architecture X APFP Podcast

The Asia Pacific Architecture Festival is teaming up with the Hearing Architecture podcast to produce two special episodes with guests from all across the Asia Pacific region. Each episode will feature a discussion between some of the most engaging academics and practitioners in the architecture profession discussing their areas of expertise. The first episode releasing 16 March will focus on education and the balance of traditional architecture knowledge and contemporary architectural skills, the second episode releasing 23 March will explore architectural entrepreneurship and its place in a linear career trajectory.

Guest Speaker: Professor Erwin Viray, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

This podcast is on 16 MAR 2021 at 4pm(SGT).

Listen to the podcast here.

Online Showcase: Grad Show 6 Multiplicity

In the face of a new normal, the way space is experienced is no longer the same.

Multiplicity tells a story of how Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) students, through their architectural education at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), have found ways to bring their ideas to reality through innovation and technology. The sixth annual Architecture and Sustainable Design Grad Show explores how digital tools and technology can express new ideas.

Social media and augmented reality are utilized to make architectural exploration more accessible, and become a tool to design and visualize delightful spaces and objects. Multiplicity brings together projects by students for whom the concept of multiplicity in its many forms provide an avenue for architectural representation. This mixed reality exhibition celebrates the myriad possibilities students can bring to the urban environment, featuring works from the B.Sc(ASD) and M.Arch graduates.

Visit the exhibition here.

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