IAAC Lecture Series – Virtualising Architecture – Global collaborative design at KPF

Lecturer: Cobus Bothma

Date: Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Time: 19:30 CET

Location: IAAC – Pujades 102, Poble Nou, Barcelona

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Lecture Abstract

With the democratisation of technology and advanced functions in many industries, computational tasks in architectural design have remained in the hands of a few super users until recent years. The KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox) Advanced Technology Group is developing intuitive design processes for distributed location-independent design, with enhanced levels of immersion, enabling more designers to perform higher-level functions required by the modern design process. This presentation will show how we develop and adopt remote geometry, and visual compute tools and expand our global infrastructure to continue delivering award-winning architectural designs.

About Cobus Bothma

With a background in industrial design, Cobus brings over 30 years’ experience in architectural and product design from across multiple industries. As a director at KPF, Cobus is involved in many aspects of advanced design, visualisation, complex geometry and fabrication. Through KPF Applied Research, he applies computational, cognitive, and visual design workflows to enhance the design, review and fabrication processes internally and for their clients.

Cobus has led KPF’s partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology companies. His work with these companies includes developing, testing and implementing new hardware, applications and workflows. This work continues to grow KPF’s design capabilities globally, to improve the buildings and cities we design and enhance the lives of the people who use them. It is also shaping the direction of the broader development of the AEC industry. A recognised authority in the field, Cobus is a frequent speaker at academic institutions and leading cross-industry technology events on advanced geometry and visual computation.

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