The Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad will on Thursday the 29th and Friday the 30th of October 2015 be holding the Architecture and Industry: New Materials and Interior Space seminar in Barcelona. Under the direction of the architects Félix Arranz and Ramón Sanabria, six architects from Spain and abroad, and the companies Knauf (Germany) and Alusion (Canada), will together explore the relationship between industry and architecture
with interiors and new materials as guiding thread.
It is the Foundation’s third seminar taking this formula, and the second to be held in Barcelona, thanks to the generous collaboration of AxA and the COAC. Last year’s symposium was a success and our hope is that this one will be too. This time, the first session (Thursday) will center on new materials. Well-known materials like aluminum will be analyzed in relation to what they can offer in exterior spaces thanks to innovative treatments, as well as others like asphalt, a material up to now associated mainly with public works but which through R+D now offers a gamut of new uses, with attractive and practical solutions. The second session (Friday) will be devoted to interior space, delving into the diverse options presented by panels of laminated plaster when installed in interiors, solving the well-known difficulties of separating spaces.
The seminar will present us with exemplary architectural works through conferences delivered by their authors, and establish the bases that will enable participants to go about delving into each theme. With its seminars the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad aspires to seal rapport between architecture, industry, and society. For this it has the support of renowned architects and leading companies involved in research in the fields addressed in the sessions.