On September 26, 2012, Victoria Meyers architect, founding principal of hMa, gave a lecture at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture titled: R.E.W.: How Robots, Energy and Weather are changing the architectural discussion.
As an example of the changes shown above, Ms. Meyers showed images of works from her architectural practice, hMa. Built projects that illustrata the above ideas include DWi-P (hMa's new building, set to open at Battery Park City in October 2012), as well as hMa's Master Plan design for Battery Park City's North Neighborhood.
Victoria's presentation featured Digital Water i-Pavilion, and included a discussion of digital and biological systems that are conditioning how architects design building facades to reflect new techniques and interactive surfaces. She also discussed George Dyson's latest book, 'Turing's Cathedral'.
New Digital and Biological systems are not only creating interative interfaces, but also beginning to control buildings, in a manner that is similar to new technologies in automobiles.
Victoria's latest research on this and other topics will be featured in her upcoming book, 'shape of sound'. Shape of sound looks at systems that allow sound to integrate into built environments, and create accessible information either directly or through cellphone technologies.
To read more about Victoria Meyers architect, and to see her works with hMa, hanrahan Meyers architects, go to her website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com.