Form and Plasticity Products of Architectural Inquiry

Yasmin Valdez  | 07 de diciembre de 2018  | Vistas: 57

Architecture requires planning, designing and constructing abilities. Jonas Hauptman was trained as a craftsman and he’s been working in this industry for more than twenty years. During this conference, he shares the process and gained experience of some projects he has developed.

Jonas reveals that his research interest expands between network, professional work and his company, Forim. He expresses that together with his team they are interested in the Co-Designing method, because it is an alternative to custom fabrications, a collaboration strategy with other designers, a way to empower end users and deliver artificial intelligence.

My interest really was and still is between design and manufacturing.”

Hauptman exposes his academic vision as well as the results and obstacles of developing a solar house project, that is a product he worked on at the University of Michigan with ten students in which they were able to develop a prototype in 90 days.

Then he presents two projects he created in Guatemala where they made a design experiment to create a community theater and a mechanism to make cottage industry products, using the petate matt as an inspiration. He also comments on the democratization of innovation and how technology together with communication is an advantage to improve the ability to generate new ideas.

For me, the process of educating is very much about learning myself and sharing the process as well as the curiosity of how things are made.”

Jonas conveys that he’s been interested in hacking for a long time, and explains why his perspective of this term is mostly positive. He concludes sharing the consequences of consumption for the environment and other projects he has worked on together with his company.


Architect and professor of University of Michigan


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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