Design visionaries of the past understood that great architecture emerges when you challenge convention and present something unexpected to the world. So to help you delve into the mindsets of innovative architects like Melnikov, Eiffel, and Perrault, as well as explore their connections to the visionaries of today, Nemetschek Vectorworks is launching a free series of webinars focused on the “Art in Architecture.”
“Architects throughout history have utilized their creativity to produce pioneering designs, pulling inspiration from everyday objects, abstract concepts, and even each other,” says Steve Alden, AIA, architect at Nemetschek Vectorworks and series presenter. “We’re excited to announce this webinar series and share how today’s most expressive designers are influenced by the visionary minds of the past and how they use technology to enable imaginative designs that transform the world.”
Each webinar is eligible for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU), so we hope you’ll join us for these thought-provoking learning opportunities!
Oct. 29, 2:00 p.m. ET: Melnikov – Early Sparks of Russian Iconic Architecture (1 AIA LU)
Follow the career of a visionary architect as he discovered how to rethink everything he thought he knew about design and found himself transformed by the experience. Konstantin Melnikov was a Russian architect caught up in social upheaval during a time of great revolutionary change. Learn how the roots of modern architecture can be traced directly back to the events of 1917 Russia, and compare how today’s iconic architecture flows naturally from the past.
Nov. 19, 2:00 p.m. ET: Small Iconic Architecture (1 AIA LU)
Iconic architecture is springing up in urban settings more and more since the advent of powerful computer technology. But even before the computer, there was a desire to create a dramatic statement through architecture. This webinar will examine the link between a designer’s desire for expression and the capability of technology to enable its realization. The presentation will focus on smaller projects and feature examples from both the past and present.
Dec. 17, 2:00 p.m. ET: Four French Architects You Should Know – Eiffel, Prouvé, Perrault, and Ricciotti (1 AIA LU)
This webinar will discuss the lives and influences of Gustave Eiffel, Jean Prouvé, Dominique Perrault, and Rudy Ricciotti. Participants will discover the interconnections among their work and examine the technology that supported their design solutions.