Advanced research in robotics, simulation, urban design, interactivity, computational physics and more to be presented by the UK’s leading architecture school at B-Pro Show 2013
The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL will present a diverse range of architectural research from over 150 students in its annual post-professional Masters exhibition, B-Pro Show, from 24-28 September.
opening: B-Pro Show 2013
7.00 p.m. / Royal Ear Hospital
The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL
21 Capper Street
London WC1E 2QG
The unique exhibition showcases the breadth of research from students on the School’s B-Pro Bartlett Prospective programmes encompassing MArch GAD (Graduate Architectural Design) and MArch UD (Urban Design). Organised into Research Clusters, GAD explores sophisticated research in design and fabrication, while UD looks at theoretical strategies in urbanism, offering new approaches to planning cities in the Mediterranean.
Exhibition highlights include:
Seed – Qingling Tan (MArch GAD, Research Cluster 3) investigates the effect of mediated reality on users and their interaction with the built environment through embedded prostheses. The project imagines a future where embedded prostheses form a symbiotic relationship with users’ bodies, taking on the DNA and characteristics of the user through a prolonged period of growth and interaction.
Wireflies – Dimitra Angelopoulou, Vasiliki Diamanti and Meropi Karantaki (MArch GAD, Reseach Cluster 7) look at the potential for creating an architectural system through gaming and algorithmic design. The game explores new building blocks of architecture working around the collection and distribution of wind energy.
Domestic Frames – Yingnan Chu (MArch UD, Marseille Cluster) uses Marseille as an experimental site to rethink the role of infrastructure in relation to domestic space. Different scales of the urban are collapsed in one architectural gesture: from the space of the room and the furniture to the settlement unit, to a system that colonises territory.
The New Souk – Hui Xu (MArch UD, Tangier Cluster) attempts to use Souk trading networks as a basis for developing the local economic and cultural environment. The resulting work reconsiders and redesigns the key functions of the souk for the modern age.
Director of B-Pro, Bartlett Professor and Chair of the School, Frédéric Migayrou, says: “Ranging from research in robotics, computational physics and simulation to generative design, interactivity and urban design, B-Pro Show 2013 demonstrates the School’s innovation in architecture through a radical and alternative ethos. The exhibition provides an excellent overview of the depth of quality and the intensity of the teaching of The Bartlett’s tutors as well as the passion of all the students involved.”
This year’s show begins with an opening party on Tuesday 24 September from 7pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public from Wednesday 25 September to Saturday 28 September.
About B-Pro Show 2013
Tuesday 24 September:
Opening party from 7pm
Speeches and awards 7.30pm
Wednesday 25 September – Friday 27 September 10am-6pm
Saturday 28 September 10am-2pm
Royal Ear Hospital, 21 Capper Street, London WC1E 2QG
Exhibition catalogues will be on sale at the exhibition.
B-Pro, Bartlett Prospective, is the new structure for post-professional Masters programmes at The Bartlett School of Architecture. It is Directed by Bartlett Professor and Chair of the School, Frédéric Migayrou. B-Pro is underpinned by contemporary design theory with particular emphasis on the impact of digital theory, politics and culture within the contemporary city and their influence on the conception and production. B-Pro includes the MArch GAD (Graduate Architectural Design), the MArch UD (Urban Design) and in 2013 will incorporate the MA AH (Architectural History).
About The Bartlett School of Architecture
The Bartlett School of Architecture, part of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, is UCL’s world-leading centre for education and research in architecture. Located in the heart of London, the School stands at the forefront of international research and teaching, encompassing interdisciplinary collaboration and methodologies. Bartlett students are amongst the most sought after in the UK and Europe for their outstanding creativity and skills.