EladioDiesteAdvancing Architecturethrough MaterialSystems InnovationExhibition, Symposium,and ConstructionExperiments‘Brick is a material with unlimited possibilities, almost completelyignored by modern technology.’Eladio Dieste, 1996Eladio Dieste [1917 – 2000], the eminent Uruguayan engineer and architect,contributed numerous groundbreaking inventions in designing and constructingreinforced and pre-stressed brick structures of remarkable beauty and structuralcapacity. While his work has received renewed interest since the late 1990s and has beenanalyzed in detail, concise and detailed efforts to reexamine the work with regards to itspotential for contemporary architectural design have yet to take place. To commencethis effort and to introduce Dieste’s work to the Scandinavian context is the aim of theexhibition, symposium and construction experiments.The events are organized by Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel, Michael Hensel and BirgerSevaldson and sponsored by Byggutengrenser.no, Wienerberger, Weber, and EinarStange.Eladio Dieste Exhibition08 – 22 October 2010 - from 08-00 to 15-45@ AHO GalleryThe exhibition focuses on the innovation of structural types by Eladio Dieste, madefrom reinforced and pre-stressed brick, all made from brick, and introduces relatedworks from his substantial oeuvre to the Scandinavian context. The exhibition willopen on Friday 08 October as part of the Eladio Dieste symposium and continues untilFriday22 October.Brick Construction Experiments Workshop04 – 22 October 2010 - from 08-00 to 15-45@ AHO Construction HallDirected by AHO research fellow Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel in collaboration withmaster-mason Øyvind Busset, the brick construction workshop will focus on a numberof experiments that are informed by specific works by Eladio Dieste and develop thesefurther to explore their untapped architectural potentials.
GalleriAHOThe Oslo School of Architecture and DesignMaridalsveien 29OsloSituated inside The Oslo School ofArchitecture and Design, GalleriAHO is a nonprofitgallery which aims at showing a wideperspective within the fields of architecture anddesign. The gallery exhibits research at AHOas well as invited exhibitions.Building Valuemore:http://www.aho.no/no/AHO/Galleri-AHO/