29/03/2012 (18:30 h)
Acclaimed Spanish architect Antonio Sanmartins' unique approach to Architecture, a discipline which he sees "as an open site and an empty book to exhibit issues, matters, thoughts and proceedings", has seen him contribute to a number of well-known and noteworthy projects at locations around the globe.
Launching lecture series for 2012 of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sydney, Antonio Sanmartin will be presenting several projects and built work by aSZ arquitectes (Antonio Sanmartín and Elena Cánovas) where memory and experience operate at the base of a transcription that becomes the architecture. A discontinuous reality is the site for the "transfer" between the order of things and the order of ideas. The research project "1a cosa para 2s tiempos" developed for an archaeological site in the north coast of Spain as part of the ESARQ-UIC Degree Projects, proves that their academic activity does not operate in the real world but in an equivalent or tantamount reality.
About the speaker:
Antonio Sanmartin, ASz arquitectes, Barcelona Architect and Associate Professor of Architectural Design at the ETSAB-UPC and the ESARQ-UIC, Barcelona.
Antonio Sanmartín was born in Barbastro, Huesca, Spain in 1958. Architect for Escuela Técnica de Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC), 1983. Master in Architecture from New York University in Buffalo (1984) and Master in Architecture from Graduate School of Design of Harvard University (1986). Visiting Graduate Professor at Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York. Worked with Peter Eisenman (1985, 1989) and John Hejduk. Antonio Sanmartin, ASz arquitectes, Barcelona Architect and Associate Professor of Architectural Design at the ETSAB-UPC and the ESARQ-UIC, Barcelona
Time: From 6.30pm Thursday 29 March
Location: Wilkinson Building Lecture Theatre 1 | 148 City Rd Darlington
Parking available at rear on Maze Cresent.
The University of Sydney
Cost: This is a free event, hosted with the support of the Spanish Cultural Centre, Instituto Cervantes Sydney.
Instituto Cervantes (Sídney)
Universidad de Sídney (Australia) / The University of Sydney (Australia)
Universidad de Queensland (Australia) / The University of Queensland (Australia)
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) (Sydney)