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In July 2018, the annual Symposium of the IASS – International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures – will take place in Boston, an American hub of academics and innovation. Hosted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the symposium aims to bring together leading designers and researchers working in the fields of structural engineering and architecture from around the world.
The symposium theme, Creativity in Structural Design, celebrates work in the built environment that pushes beyond the status quo and synthesizes across disciplines to solve important problems of today and the future. Empowered by recent advances in computation, materials, and fabrication, creative structural design is expanding possibilities for shell and spatial structures.
The week's Schedule is posted here
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for details!About the IASS:The IASS, founded by Eduardo Torroja in 1959, seeks to achieve further progress by an exchange of ideas among all those interested in lightweight structural systems such as lattice, tension, membrane and shell structures, and in the creative integration of architecture and structural engineering more broadly. The Journal of the IASS is in its 58th year of publication. More information can be found at the organization’s website: www.iass-structures.org
Advanced Master in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies
Applications are open for the third edition of the Design by Data Advanced Master® in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies opening in September 2018 in Paris.
Design by Data provides attendees with a cross-disciplinary culture of computational design and a comprehensive knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of parametric architecture, robotics, digital manufacturing and 3D printing for the construction industry.
The program is run by the prestigious École des Ponts ParisTech and designed for a selected group of architects, engineers and designers offering a variety of courses, fabrication and prototyping workshops, conferences, digital talks and networking events.
The program is a 12 month executive part-time course (one week per month) including 350 hours of teaching plus a one-year research project. Besides the one week per month teaching courses, candidates can both keep their professional activities or develop their research and projects using the coworking and fablab facilities of the school - a full-time membership to access the digital fabrication resources of the school is included in the program fee.