The Autumn 2011 Masterclass, hosted by the Master of Advanced Architecture: Design Technologies Program will be taught by New York and Athens based architect Ezio Blasetti.
This Masterclass is part of a continuing series dedicated to furthering the evolution of the techniques and concepts of algorithmic
architecture. In this instantiation the primary ambitions of the course are to:
– To gain complete technical understanding of geometry as it relates to 3D Modelling and architectural fabrication.
– To achieve fluency in Python scripting for Rhino.
– To produce a high quality constructed assembly that leverages specific geometric and fabrication knowledge towards architectural outcomes.
Ezio Blasetti, registered architect TEE-TCG, holds a masters of science in advanced architectural design from Columbia University after having previously studied in Athens and Paris. In 2009 he co-founded ahylo, an architectural design, research and construction practice as well as “apomechanes”, an annual intensive summer studio on algorithmic processes and fabrication. Founder of algorithmicdesign.net Ezio is 1/3 of Serge Studio and his recent collaborations include biothing, acconci studio and a|Um studio. His recent work as a project architect at Acconci Studio has received awards in international competitions – 2008 Annual Design Review I.D. / Perm Museum XXI / Kravi Hora Sculpture Park. He has taught generative design studios and seminars by means of computational geometry at Pratt Institute, the Architectural Association Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University. In 2004 he co-founded otn studio, a young design-build practice and completed several projects in Greece. His work has been exhibited and published internationally and is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (with biothing).