Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. In 1988 he and his wife, Caroline Bos, set up an architectural practice in Amsterdam named Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau, which realized, amongst others projects, the Karbouw office building, the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.
Since 2000 the Master’s in Advanced Architecture runs an international lecture program in which architects and experts from a variety of different disciplines present their work at IaaC. The lectures are open to the public, consisting in a high quality cultural activity open to the city of Barcelona.
Some of the Guest Lecturers for Lecture Series of the previous 2 years are: Shigeru Ban, Richard Blythe, Stefano Boeri, Mark Burry, Peter Cook, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Peter Eisenman, Yona Friedman, Bjarke Ingels, Matthias Kohler, Anupama Kundoo, Winy Maas, Thom Mayne, Farshid Moussavi, Nicholas Negroponte, John Palmesino, Gunter Pauli, Dave Pigram & Iain Maxwell (Supermanoevre), Mette Ramsgaard Thompsen, Carlo Ratti, Michel Rojkind, Enric Ruiz-Geli, Bob Sheil, Peter Trummer, Bernard Tschumi, Ben Van Berkel, Mike Weinstoch
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Wolf D.Prix, Coop Himmelb(l)au, for the Closing Lecture of this year’s IAAC Lecture series 2015/16. After the welcome words of IAAC Academic Director Areti Markopoulou, the SCI-Arc Director Hernán Díaz Alonso introduced to a full-house audience Prof. Wolf D. Prix and his lecture The Himmelb(l)au Project.
A journey towards a more circular economy through digital and distributed production Space10 and the Fab City Research Laboratory are launching a challenge for our designers and makers to reflect and act on how and why we make things. We feel like such a conversation deserves to be inclusive, and would like to invite…
An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab.
Carmelo Zappulla is a PhD architect and founding partner of Barcelona based External Reference Architects. The firm is active in design and research in the fields of sensorial spaces, interior design, architecture, and landscape design.
Winy Maas is an architect, urban designer and landscape architect and one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, known for projects such as the Expo 2000, the vision for greater Paris, Grand Paris Plus Petit, and more recently the Market Hall in Rotterdam.
Carlos Ferrater is a Doctor of Architecture, a Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona. In 2006 he set up, along with Xavier Martí, Lucía Ferrater and Borja Ferrater, the Office of Architecture in Barcelona. Borja Ferrater is an architect from the International University of Catalonia. In parallel to his practice in OAB, Borja is currently Design Studio Teacher at the ESARQ UIC.