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Chris Bosse
Formal CPD
2 Hours - FORMAL
Duration: 01:09:07
LAVA projects are visually rich and intellectually stimulating. Chris Bosse takes us through the journey that has defined LAVA today, from it’s early manifesto through to their idealistic and futuristic concepts for the future.
Along the way, there are buildings designed and built using the principles that they have managed to keep in focus, and adapt to the reality of today.
This CPD course relates to the following AACA NCSA Elements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9
At the completion of this course you will:
  • Appreciate the development of the LAVA practice, both it’s unusual geographic positioning as well as the enduring manifesto, used to instruct it’s outcomes.
  • Understand the influences of nature and technology and how these are continuously applied within the practice
  • Gain a unique insight into the design development of the Watercube constructed for the Beijing Olympics
  • Appreciate the visionary aspect of this practice through the discussion of future concepts in a variety of types

              Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • PRESENTER
              • FORMAL CPD/CPE POINTS

              • CHRIS BOSSE

                Chris Bosse is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. Educated in Germany and Switzerland, he worked with several high-profile European architects before moving to Sydney. Whilst an Associate Architect at PTW Architects in Sydney he completed many projects in Asia and the Middle East. 

                His work on the Watercube Olympic swimming centre in Beijing  for the Olympic Games received the Atmosphere Award at the 9th Venice Architecture Biennale; and he won an Emerging Architect Award from RIBA in 2008 London and a 40 Under 40 Award in 2012 and Australian Design Honour at the Australian Design Centre in Sydney in 2015.

                ABOUT LAVA

                Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck founded LAVA in 2007. It was established as a network with offices in Sydney, Stuttgart and Berlin.

                LAVA merges future technologies with the patterns of organisation found in nature to build a smarter, friendlier, more socially and environmentally responsible future.

                LAVA uses naturally evolving structural systems, such as snowflakes, spider webs and soap bubbles, for new building typologies and structures – the geometries in nature generate both efficiency and beauty. But above all the human is the centre of their investigations.

                LAVA combines digital workflow, nature’s structural principles and the latest digital fabrication technologies to build MORE WITH LESS: more (architecture) with less (material/ energy/time/cost).

                Structure, material and building skin are three areas LAVA believes that architecture can learn so much from nature. Projects incorporate intelligent systems and skins that can react to external influences such as air pressure, temperature, humidity, solar-radiation and pollution.

                LAVA designs everything from master-plans and urban centres, to homes made out of PET bottles to ‘reskinning’ aging 60s icons, from furniture to hotels, houses and airports of the future.

                LAVA is the 2016 Laureate of the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.