After a forced break in 2020, Piran Days of Architecture are finally back! The architecture conference will take place on Saturday, November 27th in the Auditorium in Portorož and there are already many interesting architects confirmed.
This years’ topic:
What is measurable in architecture?
Measurability has always been inextricably linked to architecture. As a set of dimensions, modules, grids, and design principles which, in a narrower sense, define architectural planning. Or in a broader sense, as the increasingly extensive and complex world of requirements, rules, standards, parameters, planning methods, and tools, on which all engineering considerations that co-create architecture are based. The diverse construction methods and, in part, the use of architecture also include various aspects of measurability. The fundamental requirements for “commodity” and “firmness”, utilitas” and “firmitas” of architecture seem to fit perfectly with the mechanistic view of the world that seeks to measure, understand, prove, predict, anticipate, plan, and manage everything.
Moreover, even “delight” or “venustas”, is often interpreted in architecture merely as a reflection of the relationships and ratios between elements.
Is therefore measurability essential for good architecture?
Thanks also to our efforts, a special highlight will be the live talk and lecture with Los Angeles based Dr. Raymond Richard Neutra, son of Richard Neutra whom we met several times during Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Who else could be better to discuss this topic with?
Confirmed 2021 PDA lecturers
Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perovići • Bevk Perović arhitekti • Slovenija/Slovenia
Carles Enrich Gimenez • Carles Enrich Studio • Španija/Spain
Raymond Richard Neutra • Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design • ZDA/USA
Margita Grubiša, Marin Jelčić, Daniela Škarica, Ivana Žalac • SKROZ •Hrvaška/Croatia
Levente Szabó • Szabó Levente DLA • Madžarska/Hungary
We are still waiting for the confirmation from Austrian and Italian architects.
Confirmed 2021 PDA young lecturers
Erik Jurišević, Mirjana Lozanovska, Silvija Sheleva • KONNTRA • Slovenija/Slovenija, S. Makedonia/N. Macedonia
Aleksandar Mišković, Lovre Mohorič, Andraž Tufegdžić • seminar Perović • FA Ljubljana • Doma z betonom/At Home with Concrete
The complete program and collateral events will be announced soon here.
Please register and don’t forget to pay the admission fee at least three days before the conference will take place!
PDA kindly asks visitors to strictly adhere to the anti-corona measures. A relevant VTR proof – vaccination, negative test or recoverd from corona illness – as well as a face mask while indoor are strictly required to enter the PDA conference and Piranesi award ceremony. In accordance with the current Ordinance restricting admission to indoor public areas, visitors will be required to show proof of identity when checking compliance with the VTR requirements.
Hope to meet you soon in Piran/Portorož…
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Images: neutra.org, arch. Michael Atzenhofer, IMdb