Lecture Architecture Class
How might architecture respond to issues of ecology and sustainability whereby buildings behave more like organisms in their built environments? This talk will present ongoing trans-disciplinary research and design spanning across the fields of cell biology, materials science, physics, electrical and systems engineering, and architecture.
Jenny Sabin’s collaborative research, teaching and design practice focus on the contextual, material and formal intersections between architecture, science and technology. Through the visualisation and materialisation of dynamic and complex datasets, Sabin has generated a body of speculative and applied design work that aligns crafts-based techniques with digital fabrication alongside questions related to the body and information mediation. Her lecture will elucidate the research methods, prototypes and applications that Sabin and her collaborators have achieved, which aim to radically alter the paradigm of Responsive Architecture through architectural treatments, in the form of adaptive building skins, material assemblies, and architectural interventions that ultimately (re)configure their own performance based upon local criteria.
Jenny Sabin is an architect based in Philadelphia and Ithaca. She is currently the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor in the area of Design and Emerging Technologies in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University and Director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, a hybrid research and design unit .
She holds degrees in ceramics and interdisciplinary visual art from the University of Washington and a master of architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor in the area of Design and Emerging Technologies in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University.
Sabin's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally most recently at Nike Stadium NYC, the American Philosophical Society Museum and at Ars Electronic, Linz, Austria. Her work has been published in The Architectural Review, Azure, A+U, Metropolis, Mark Magazine, 306090, 10+1, ACM, American Journal of Pathology, Science, the New York Times, Wired Magazine, Metropolis and various exhibition catalogues and reviews. She co-authored Meander, Variegating Architecture with Ferda Kolatan, 2010.