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02.16.11 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
Paolo Cascone: Eco_Logic Design-Towards High-Tech Design, Low-Tech Construction

Wednesday, February 16, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Eric Owen Moss

Paolo Cascone is principal of COdesignLab, an architectural practice and design research laboratory at the forefront of performance-oriented architecture, environmental parametric design and consultancy. Cascone’s research and work is dedicated to the development of an interdisciplinary design methodology in the field of eco_logic design.

Based on a morphogenetic process in which the cause-effect relationship between form and performance structures projects in a site-specific way, the eco_logic design approach confronts the question of how to reconcile tekné/artifice with nature, aiming to define new relations between high-tech design and low-tech construction.

Cascone is also director of the Urban Ecologies Program at the Ecole spéciale d'architecture (ESA) in Paris.