Rotterdam Architecture Month: Hypermodern Architectural Typologies

Month of Architecture 18th of June / 15.00 – 17.00 p.m. /  Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam / Room 1

It sounds futuristic but it’s no science-fiction at all: computers will soon exceed the computational capacities of the human brain. The key driver behind this development is artificial intelligence, affecting our physical and virtual realms to such an extent that we as humans experience the world of technologies as a vital source or even as our second nature. The key hypothesis of our exhibition is that the inexorable influence of artificial relations and technological innovations will have a serious impact on the development of new architectural artifacts, especially with respect to the typologies driven by the merging of worlds in cybertopia (the state of technology), ecotopia (the state of sustainability), and hedotopia (the state of pleasure). Like our bodies, buildings, and cities are being retrofitted with technology to gain dynamic intelligence and contextual awareness, how might we, as designers, provide visions of new architectural typologies? With this presentation, we aim to question what habitation means in a world that is increasingly dictated by information technology and robotics.

Panel discussion & student pitches

During this panel discussion, we delve deeper into these developments with architects and researchers from various research fields. The conversation is moderated by Sergio M. Figueiredo and supplemented with pitches by students from TU Eindhoven. Drinks will be served afterwards to continue our discussion in an informal setting.

Practical info

This event takes place at the Festival Heart of the Rotterdam Architecture Month ’22, Het Nieuwe Instituut. Get your free tickets through the ticketlink. Upon arrival, go to the RA Month information desk to be directed towards the right location.