THE PIXEL POWER – Lecture & debate by Winy Maas and Rob Nijsse

25 October 2012

The Why Factory invites everyone to a lecture by Winy Maas and Rob Nijsse entitled ‘The Pixel Power’. The event will take place on May 29th (16:30-20:00) at the Faculty of Architecture in Delft, at the orange tribune in the Oostserre. It will be inaugurated with an introduction about the ‘Opening the Tower’ exhibition and followed by two lectures and a debate. The debate will revolve around the systematic of pixelization being a design/scripting tool. This event is open to public and free of admission.


16:30 Introduction – reflections on the porosity and LEGO as a design tool
17:00 “Pixel Power” lecture by Winy Maas
17.30 “Pixelated Structures” by Rob Nijsse
18:00 Debate moderated by Alexander Sverdlov
18:30 Drinks

The event is part of ‘Opening the Tower’ exhibition – open from May 16th until June 5th 2012 at the Faculty of Architecture in Delft.

‘Opening the Tower’ exhibition can be seen at the Faculty of Architecture TU Delft from the 16th of May until the 5th of June 2012. ‘Opening the Tower’ presents two sets of experiments exploring different aspects of porosity on two significantly different scales. Built with approximately one million white LEGO bricks – 676 towers on scale 1:1000 and 16 towers on scale 1:100 investigate development of possible new relationships between mass and void in large-scale architecture. The material presented at the exhibition is a result of design studio led by The Why Factory through fall semester 2011/12. The studio was developed and supervised by Prof. Winy Maas, Alexander Sverdlov and Ania Molenda in collaboration with KRADS and support from LEGO and Arup.