IAAC Lecture Series 2015/16
Tuesday 10th of November 2015
Xavier De Kestelier
Foster + Partners – Specialist Modelling Group
@ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public
Xavier De Kestelier is joint head of Foster + Partners’ Specialist Modelling Group (SMG) the architecture practice’s multidisciplinary research and development in-house consultancy.
His team acts as a design and technology catalyst and is involved in ground breaking research in the field of large-scale 3D printing. They have been part of a consortium set up by the European Space Agency (ESA) to explore the possibilities of 3D printing to construct lunar habitations. Addressing the challenges of transporting materials to the moon, the study is investigating the use of lunar soil, known as regolith, as building matter.
Xavier has been a Visiting Professor at Ghent University, Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University and is currently a Teaching Fellow at The Bartlett School of Architecture. Since 2010, he has been one of the directors of Smartgeometry, a non-profit educational organisation for computational design and digital fabrication.