at the fire station


Interlacing Art and Architecture

Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Time: 9:30pm
Location: Fire Station Cinema
Free Entry

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Lecture given by Professor kas and his partner Elona Lennard about Interlacing Art and Architecture.

This lecture coincides with a public workshop titled “Machining Emotion” hosted by The Fire Station. The workshop is a partnership between The Fire Station and Qatar University. “Machinig Emotion” will be open for public participation from June 11- June 14th from 8pm to 12am in Workshop 4 at The Fire Station.

Kas Oosterhuis (1951) is Dutch architect, together with visual artist Ilona Lénárd the founder of the innovation studio ONL, professor of Hyperbody at the TU Delft from 2000 to 2016, professor at Qatar University as from 2017. With his office ONL he realized a number of key projects representative of the digital age: the Waterpavilion (1997) at Neeltje Jans , the Web of North-Holland (2002) at the World Expo at Haarlemmermeer, the A2 Cockpit (2005) in the Sound Barrier at Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, the mixed use cultural center Bálna Budapest (2012) and the Liwa Tower (2014) Between 1988 and 1989 Kas osterhuis and Ilona Lénárd lived and worked one year in the Van Doesburg studio-house in Meudon near Paris. In that year they decided to bring their art and architecture work together in a joint practice, under the motto of “The Fusion of Art and Architecture on a Digital Platform”.

Kas Oosterhuis accepted in the year 2000 a 0,4 fte professorship (professor from practice) at the Faculty of Architecture at the TU Delft. He renamed the chair of Digital Architecture into Hyperbody specialized in Nonstandard Architecture and Interactive Architecture . 

Hyperbody alumni found their way into internationally renowned offices like Foster and Partners , Zaha Hadid Architects and Heatherwick Studio , and nationally into the
offices of UN Studio , Cepezed and ONL, or founded their own practices.