Benjamin Koren – 1:One | Computational Geometry



Lecture date: 2011-11-11

The lecture will feature the recent work of the consultancy 1:One | Computational Geometry, including work contributed to the following projects: Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonic Hamburg, Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris and Louvre Dome in Abu Dhabi.

1:One | Computational Geometry specializes in delivering custom computational solutions for complex design projects at all scales. With the aid of advanced computational techniques, custom algorithms and software programs, 1:One offers consultancy services during design stage, as well as programming and modelling services during the realization of projects. By utilizing parametric techniques for non-standard geometries, and developing automation and optimization algorithms that are fully integrated into the computer aided fabrication process; projects can be realized faster, more reliable, with greater precision and at a reduced cost. 1:One is centrally located in Frankfurt/Main, wherefrom we can draw on an ever increasing network of specialized, high-tech manufacturing firms within the heart of Europe.

Benjamin Samuel Koren was born in 1981 in Frankfurt, Germany and grew up in Miami, Florida. He studied architecture, film and music at the University of Miami and the Architectural Association in London, where he has received a Bronze Medal commendation, an SOM fellowship and the iGuzzini Travelling Award at the 2005 RIBA President’s medals for his project entitled “Harmonic Proportion in Amorphic Form”. He went on to work for the Advanced Geometry Unit at Arup and for Herzog & de Meuron. He is the founder of 1:One | Computational Geometry, set up in 2009.

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