March 17, 2011

Next Lecture:

Isabelle Bentz presents Hosoya Schaefer Architects [Switzerland]
March 29th 2011, Tuesday, from 7.00 to 9.00pm  

About "Open Format":

Today, many ideas and informations about how to construct a sustainable and mobile future are available. How can complex relations of information be communicated to a broader audience? What are possible formats to make this knowledge digestible? Isabelle Bentz presents research-based projects developed at the media department of Hosoya Schaefer architects, Zurich.

MobiGlobe is a media installation for the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg. It is showing mobility as the systemic interplay between transportation, city, structure, resource flows and lifestyle. Therefore, several visionary thinkers have been accompanied and interviewed all over the world. They are addressing questions such as the future of mobility and it’s impact on urban planning and the organization of individual lives. A film, projected on six over-sized screens, compiles interviews, 3D animations and film footage within a complex screen choreography. Meanwhile, interactive stations are providing details and background information.

About Isabelle Bentz:

Graduated in architecture at the ETH Zurich in 2005, she is now a Partner at Hosoya Schaefer Architects, where she has been conceptualizing and developing research-based projects such as the installation „MobiGlobe“ for the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg, or the award winning 3D online application „Universe of the Oceans“ for the national German TV Channel ZDF. She has been teaching architecture at the Media and Design Lab of the ETH Lausanne. In 2010, she got an additional degree in filmmaking from NYU, New York. 


February 03, 2011

Next Lecture:

WEST8 presented by Christian Gausepohl [Netherlands]
 February 22nd 2011,Tuesday, from 7.00 to 9.00pm

Guest Speaker Christian Gausepohl, Project Architect at West 8, will be presenting the award winning, international office for Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. After graduating in 2003, Christian refined his skills in various architectural offices in Germany and abroad. Since 2005 he has worked as an architect and landscape designer at West 8, where he has contributed to a number of prestigious international projects.

With a multi-disciplinary approach to complex design issues, West 8 has extensive experience in large-scale urban master planning and design, landscape interventions, waterfront projects, parks, squares and gardens all over the world. The approach of the production of nature happens in two different - but characteristically Dutch - ways. First, by taking a classic civil engineering approach for creating landscape - a logic based on utility and necessity. Second, by being Dutch, West 8 is part of a landscape tradition that confers identity and, therefore, understands the need for creating symbols in the production of landscape. This method envisions a new nature, a 'second nature' of constructed landscapes that respond to pragmatic demands (water management, population growth, traffic congestion) and also reinforce the culture to which they belong (identity, symbols, expression).
In a departure from the old demolish and install engineering methodology, or the current preserve and protect model, they are adding and expressing new natures. Being convinced that the real future in today's debate about sustainability lies not in a political or philosophical dialogue about what we are protecting or how we are going to sustain" it, West 8 focuses rather on how to actively create new ecologies. Creating land and then painting it: in many ways, this is the soul of Dutch culture.

November 01, 2010

next lecture:

Zoetrope Design Studio: "parametrics in practice"
November 23rd 2010, Tuesday, from 6.30 to 9.00pm

Founded by partners Loren Supp and Daria Supp in 2008, Zoetrope DesignStudio is a research-based architecture practice, located in New York City. The studio is engaged in experimentation with emerging design techniques and their application in contemporary practice. Prior to founding Zoetrope Design Studio, Loren Supp and Daria Supp graduated their Master Degree in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, United States in 2005. Since that time they won several prizes, such as the Paul Philipe Cret Prize and the ASLA Prize Award of Merit and worked for numerous internationally renowned architecture offices like Bernard Tschumi Architects, Mecanoo Architecten, Lyn Rice Architects, Ennead Architects (former Polshek Partnership) and Populous.  


Galeria Luis Serpa Projectos
Rua Tenente Raul Cascais 1B
1250-268 Lisboa, Portugal

September 03, 2010


Cycle of conferences architecture related starting in Lisbon during Fall 2010, parallel to the ongoing city major event 'Triennal of Architecture of Lisbon'. Its purpose is the display and exchange of different architecture experiences worldwide. The guests represent a generation of young professionals whom started their own office/research practices after the year 2000. The program is defined by a continuous line-up of lectures, presentations and debates. This cycle is a collaboration between JA-Project and the think-tank NOGO, and hosted by Galeria Luis Serpa Projectos, all based in Lisbon.

GUESTS (ordered by calendar): 
ONOFFICE I "progress" (presented by João Vieira Costa)
October 12th 2010, Tuesday, from 6.30 to 9.00pm
Zoetrope Design Studio I "parametrics in practice"
November 23rd 2010, Tuesday, from 6.30 to 9.00pm
Isabelle Bentz & Marc Schmit I "choreography of chreods"
January 25th, 2011 Tuesday, from 6.30 to 9.00pm
WEST 8 I "portfolio" (presented by Christian Gausepohl)
February 22nd, 2011 Tuesday, from 6.30 to 9.00pm

Galeria Luis Serpa Projectos
Rua Tenente Raul Cascais 1B
1250-268 Lisboa, Portugal

351 91 639 2712
351 96 255 7442

JA-PROJECT — was established in 2010 by Jutta Rentsch and Andre Serpa to combine their practice of Architecture, Design and 3D-Visualization, for creating a multidisciplinary and open office structure. This concept is based on forming partnerships with the creative industry in order of becoming a collaborative platform which manages ongoing practices with clients as well as events and exhibitions. JA-PROJECT is a skilled, dedicated and professional partnership, working to ensure the highest standards by utilizing a close communication at all time with clients and partners. JA-PROJECT is a partner of O MUSEU TEMPORARIO, Lisbon.

NOGO THINK-TANK AND PROJECT-ROOM is a platform for Architecture & Contemporary Art based in Lisbon, Portugal. Its goal is the disclosure and exhibition of new production on Visual Arts and emergent Architecture, both at national and international levels. Through its concept, NOGO proposes a dynamic and diversified program producing exhibitions, screenings, lectures and publications on artistic, cultural, experimental and research projects. Its structure is made by a core of resident curators, also receiving invited curators for occasional events. NOGO is a registered brand, and a non-profit cultural association founded by Pedro Duarte Bento in 2009.

GALERIA LUIS SERPA PROJECTOS is a project founded by Luis Serpa in the early eighties. Developed as an original model of art gallery it, was considered as a “case study” because it systematically combined the disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video, design and architecture. He internationalized artists such as Cristina Iglesias, Juan Muñoz, José María Sicilia, Ferran Garcia Sevilla, Juliao Sarmento, Pedro Cabrita Reis and Jorge Molder among others. Well known foreign artists has been presented in Portugal, such as Leiko Ikemura, Joseph Kosuth, Gerhard Merz, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gilberto Zorio, Hamish Fulton, Robert Wilson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Craigie Horsfield, Boyd Webb, John Coplans and Cindy Sherman.