Lecture: Design Through Making, Design as a Research Practice

3d printing chair topology optimization

3D Printed Topology Optimized Chair Design History, Zaha Hadid Architects & Stratasys, Image ©2016 ZHA


Series: Fabrication Aware Design Series
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: evening, 8:30- 9:30 PM
Venue: Main Library at 7711 Goodwood Blvd, East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA 
Cost: free

Henry’s talk will present a research based approach to design thinking in the context of architectural practice and academia. It will examine the role of analogue and digital computing in the process of design and making. Form finding case studies and historic references will be presented in contemporary development and context. It will journey through his time at the Architectural Association Design Research Lab (AADRL) and Zaha Hadid Architects Computation and Design Research Group (ZHCoDe) in London.

Henry is a computational designer, registered Architect, and LEED accredited professional. Since 2006, he has worked professionally on projects across the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. He earned his Bachelors in Architecture from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2007, working locally with Tipton Associates in Baton Rouge before earning his Masters in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Lab (AADRL) in 2014. He currently lives and works in London.

Henry’s current research speculates on curved folded origami applications, ruled and developable geometries, and intuitive methods of structural optimisation. He is a published research contributor in the proceedings of Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD 2015), Fabricate Conference (Fabricate 2017) and the International Journal of Rapid Manufacture (IJRM 2017). In addition Henry has taught and presented in each India, UK, and the USA on various architectural topics ranging from sustainability, to construction, to geometric theory.

Web: www.henrydavidlouth.com/lecture_designthroughmaking

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