We start the course by celebrating 5 years of ON-A talks. More than 50 professionals from the world of architecture, construction, and art attended these Friday sessions. A continuous source of inspiration, creativity, and synergies.
ON-A talk is an event privately for the team, where every Friday we bring a guest and he tells us his vision on a topic of interest. We have had guests from large architecture firms, to industrialists and specialists in different fields. We believe that this type of format generates synergies and new opportunities and in addition to providing knowledge in other disciplines, they also provide visibility. Here are some of our featured ON-A talks.
Many colleagues in the profession have shared with us their vision of architecture and their way of facing today’s challenges.
Great professionals, a lot of talent, and incredible projects have been seen in these sessions.
Carmelo Zappulla, Experience Design expert, PhD Architect and External Reference’s Owner, explained to us in ON-A Talks his career and most important projects.”Combining digital and physical for the unique spatial experience.”
Arian Hakimi Nejad, architect, researcher, and educator. Since 2013 he has been working at Zaha Hadid Office in London as a senior designer and has been involved in several high-profile projects in various stages from competition to construction design. Told us about his experience in parametric design and complex geometry. A very inspiring talk.
Javier Villar, has been working in Tokyo since 2004. As a partner and chief designer at Kengo Kuma & Associates (KKAA), he has participated in international projects and competitions in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and America. He talks to us at ON-A talks about his career at the architecture studio KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES.
Riccardo La Magna, is a structural engineer active both in research and practice. He received his PhD summa cum laude from the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart. His thesis focused on bending-active structures, with particular emphasis on the geometry and mechanics of shells and plates and their numerical simulation. In ON-A talks he talks to us about structural engineering projects and parametric design.
At ON-A Talks, the renaturalization of cities and the different types of design tools for digitally decorated urban environments were discussed. Many thanks to Dr. Mathilde Marengo (Ph.D. in Urbanism – Universita Degli Studi di Genova) together with Iacopo Neri (Master of Science in Architecture – Polytechnic University of Milan / Master in City and Technology – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) and Osmin Avalos (Master in Advanced Architecture – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) for sharing your knowledge and motivating us to new challenges.
Engineering, developers, construction, and industrial companies have given us
over the years a global vision of the world of construction from multiple aspects.
Emma Bellosta, Manager Director of Neinor. He speaks to us at ON-A talks about “The success of good management in an architectural project” and his experience in managing all aspects related to promotions: commercial, product, licenses, legal aspects, and interdepartmental relations.
Daniel Guzman, CEO, and founder of VERDTICAL – Urban Biotechnology has presented to us at ON-A talks his new project ecoHUB – Center for Technological Innovation in Bioconstruction and Landscaping. A space created by and for eco-professionals who work to improve our quality of life.
Juan Pablo Quintero Avila, architect and Director of Medio Design Studio, in ON-A talks together with students of the “Interior Design” degree at LCI Barcelona, he spoke to us about interior design projects with a parametric approach through tools of digital fabrication. Thank you very much for more synergies!
Aina Ruiz Serra, architect of Corp Promotors, came to talk to us about built-to-rent, coliving, and new residential typologies. Thank you very much Aina for sharing with us your great experience in a wonderful talk!
Maria Jose Correa and Agustín Tinajas Mínguez told us about energy management and automation in the field of “Build to Rent”. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, it is always inspiring!
18/9/2020 – 17/6/2022
Ewald Jooste – Engineering, Research & Development of CRICURSA, spoke to us about the engineering of curved glass façades.
Letizia Chu – Area Manager 区域经理 of CRICURS for sharing her experience with us. Did they discuss the differences in values with our European culture, and how to act when presenting a project in the Asian market? And what protocols to adopt to join a work team?
Jaume Gomà founding partner of Other Structures, came to talk not only about structural engineering but rather about what we are passionate about, architecture. “Collaboration from the early stages of design helps cover all types of projects and complexities.”
Bart Derudder area sales manager IBERICA at RENSON GROUP gave us a magnificent presentation on ventilation systems suitable for a residential context or workspace, he also told us about types of outdoor, ventilation, coatings, sun protection, and creating healthy places.
David Blanco Santos and Ester Serdà Blanch offered us online training on the applications of glass in the residential sector.
– We analyze the benefits of glass such as thermal insulation, solar factor, and energy efficiency.
– We discover placement strategies for better solar control and adequate comfort.
– We talk about the latest trends in light facades, and the carbon footprint impact on buildings.
María Méndez Rubio BIM Manager at FCC, spoke to us about the vision of design from the perspective of construction companies and how to carry out digitalization in work. “Generating these synergies nourishes all of us professionals by enriching ourselves culturally and professionally in both directions.”
Not everything is architecture and construction… artists, graphic designers,
illustrators, 3D modelers, and many more creative people have inspired us with their work and designs.
Javier Furquez, Concept artist of creatures and characters, told us about his work methodology, he has been a generalist for years and makes 3d animations for television advertising, he is passionate about creating characters, sculpting and modeling for video games or movies.
Julia Gallardo, Art Character Design & Visual Development. In our ON-A talks she talks about his work methodology, he uses humor and emotions in his designs, and she always tries to find something that is not seen at first glance, also striving to capture in a single drawing the whole world behind.
We believe in an interdisciplinary approach to architecture, where technique and art meet. In this regard, we recently had the chance to host a talk by Candela Bortoli, the artist behind this great reinterpretation of our Torre el Rengle project. Being an architect herself, she talked about her work at POSTER HAUS and how she understands architecture through illustration and photography. We were very honored to meet you. Keep up with the good work!