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Lectures on contemporary architecture: Michael Ramage

stratford library

Natural Structure

Tuesday 3rd December, 6.00pm

AVA Atrium Theatre, Docklands Campus

‘The relationship between structural form and natural force allowed medieval master builders to construct spaces that still inspire awe today, many of which would be difficult to recreate. But with an understanding of antique knowledge, traditional construction, and contemporary computation we can once again explore the form and structure of centuries ago in contemporary architecture and engineering. Combining historic wisdom with the latest natural material technology offers the promise of novel and sustainable building solutions. Dr Michael H. Ramage will discuss new developments from his research at Cambridge and his practice Light Earth Designs that draw on learning from ancient traditions for contemporary sustainable architecture and engineering. Dr Michael H. Ramage leads the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at Cambridge University, and is University Reader in Architecture and Engineering (Associate Professor) in the Department of Architecture, Fellow and Vice Master of Sidney Sussex College, a Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a founding partner of Light Earth Designs. He studied geology and archaeology as an undergraduate, followed by architecture at MIT, and worked for Conzett Bronzini in Switzerland prior to teaching and getting a PhD at Cambridge. His research is focused on developing low-energy structural materials and systems in masonry, better housing in the developing world and large scale high rise buildings in engineered timber and bamboo through natural material innovation. He teaches, researches and designs buildings, and receives research funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Royal Society, the British Academy, and industry.’ Michael Ramage

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 18:00

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