April 5, 2023
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
How can we create buildings that put people at the heart of cultural landmarks? How can we use materiality to root a building in its unique culture, environment and place? And what happens when architects go beyond their clients’ brief?
Taking a close look at MAAT, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, this presentation will explore architecture’s evocative power, its potential for bringing communities together and the dialogue between public spaces, materiality and constructive ingenuity.
This lecture is part of the series Beyond the Envelope organized in the context of the course ARCH 791 Beyond the Envelope: Pioneering Technology in Architecture, taught by Professor Tom Verebes.
In times of global crises, education, collaboration, and dialogs can represent positive “game changing” factors.
Through dialogue with international universities, industries, and practicing designers, the NYIT School of Architecture and Design Lecture Series will nurture dialogue on the education of the creatives of the future and will challenge the more conventional university curricula, and the narratives and communication strategies of the current professional practice.
Introduction and Moderation
Professor, NYIT School of Architecture and Design
Director of AL_A
Maximiliano Arrocet was made a director of AL_A in 2012 having joined the office in 2007.
He led the design of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon and the design for Maggie’s Centre in Southampton. He is currently leading the design of sustainable hospitals in Cyprus, reimagining healthcare through a sustainability and wellbeing lens.
He is also leading the design for the first magnetised target fusion facility in the world for General Fusion, a Canadian energy firm replicating the process that powers the sun and the stars to transform how the world is energised.
Maximiliano has a passion for construction technology and expertise in bespoke contemporary and historic detailing. Maximiliano studied at the University of Bath, Hongkong University and Westminster University and has a strong understanding of construction techniques and materiality.