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At 1pm on Thursday, November 28, at the Segovia campus, IE University will be hosting the second cycle of the ENCOUNTERS workshop, led by Toni Kotnik, professor and researcher from ETH in Zurich. 

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Digital Poiesis: architecture between physical necessity and freedom of design

Contemporary utilization of the digital in architectural design has resulted in a shift towards the performative: an understanding of architecture reduced to the questions of quantification. The numerical, however, is not the essence of the digital. Based on Heidegger’s conception of the mathematical the lecture argues for a poetic dimension of the formal as the truly digital.

Toni Kotnik is lecturer and senior researcher at the ETH Zurich and principal of d’HKL, a Zurich-based office focusing on research-oriented architectural design. He studied architecture and mathematics in Germany, Switzerland and the US and received his doctoral degree from the University of Zurich. He was research fellow at Center for the Representation of Multi-Dimensional Information, principal researcher at OCEAN design research network, assistant professor at the Institute for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck and studio master at the Emergent Technology and Design program at the Architectural Association in London. His practice and research work has been published internationally and is centered on the integration of scientific knowledge into the design process with focus on the relationship between architectural design, computational geometry and engineering.


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alegriawebEl próximo martes 29 de octubre comienza en IE University, a las 13,00 horas, el ciclo de conferencias ENCOUNTERS, organizado por la Escuela de Arquitectura, con la proyección de película “Emak Bakia!” y una posterior charla por parte de Oskar Alegría, autor del documental sobre la búsqueda de la casa de Man Ray, “Emak Bakia”.

La casa Emak Bakia.- Una película vanguardista de Man Ray llamada Emak Bakia, en vasco “Déjame en paz”, desata la historia de una búsqueda. La casa donde se rodó en 1926 cerca de Biarritz tuvo ese peculiar nombre y Oskar Alegria decide emprender un camino a pie hacia su localización. De aquella mansión, Man Ray solo dio a conocer tres planos: la imagen de su puerta principal, dos columnas de una ventana y un trozo de costa cercana. La búsqueda a través de esas imágenes antiguas no será fácil. El nombre no figura en los archivos y nadie recuerda hoy la casa. Por eso se pedirá ayuda y colaboración a otros informantes como el azar y el viento. 



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Oskar Alegria. Emak Bakia!

The search for the house where Man Ray inspired his avant-garde cinema. 

Do clowns really die? Do princesses answer letters? Do we picture death as a white horse? Where do old words go when they disappear? These are some of the questions asked in Emak Bakia Baita (The Emak Bakia House), a documentary on the search for the house on the Basque coast where Man Ray shot his famous film Emak Bakia (Leave Me Alone) back in 1926. Eighty years after the shooting, Oskar Alegria sets out to find the house on the basis of four clues: the house’s weird name, a photogram of a window, a photogram of a door and an image of the sea. 

Oskar Alegria (Pamplona, 1973). Trained as a journalist, he began working as a reporter in Madrid on news programs for Canal+ and CNN+. He has been an editor of cultural programs and has directed the series “Masters of Basque Cooking” for ETB-telebista. Since 2002, he writes travel reports for the supplement to El País, El Viajero, and is the author of a photographic artistic project called “The Visible Cities,” endorsed by the author Enrique Vila-Matas and the artist Esther Ferrer. He is a professor of documentary scripts in the Masters of Audiovisual Scripts from the University of Navarra and since 2013, he has been appointed as new Artistic Director for Pamplona´s Punto de Vista International Film Festival.



Lecture series 2013-2014. IE University, Campus Santa Cruz la Real


A project, by definition, is always an encounter. The posing of a question is a trigger for the creative process; in order to find a response, there must first be an encounter.

Encounters sometimes take place with other preexisting projects. This is the case in the work of Oskar Alegria, who will discuss a documentary that deals with an experimental film by Man Ray from the 1920’s, reproduced now to register the process of his own search. Or that of the work of Elia Zenghelis, who will question the relationship of politics and architecture and will explore how reconsidering the earlier projects can be a mode of generating new and proposals.

Encounters also happen with the different agents involved in design operations. This is how Toni Kotnik understands the integration of scientific knowledge into the creative process, using digital tools to help explore a poetics of architectural form. Merritt Bucholz, meanwhile, explores the desire of the architect to introduce specific analyses and inputs –especially those related to energy efficiency–   during design development, in order to guide the generation of durable architectural forms.

Over the course of this academic year, four guests with quite diverse backgrounds and experiences will explain different ways to establish the starting point of a project, different means to trigger the design process, and different results of creative encounters. Each of them will show that we are not alone in the shaping of the built environment, that there is a common ground formed by other designers and other projects, to which we must necessarily add. It is the sense of belonging to that bigger fabric that makes the practice of design so intriguing, and it is this concept which we will have the chance to discuss during the current lecture series.




2013-10-15 13.03.19Jacob Benbunan, co-founder of one of the biggest brand consulting enterprises in the world: Saffron ( participated today in a workshop with IE University Architecture Students. Considered as a world class authority in Branding (the building and making of a brand), this renowned expert gave a lecture on which techniques should architects apply to successfully communicate their job. 

In a completely student full auditorium, Benbunan talked about his large experience in Saffron Brand Consultants. Founded in 2001 with Wally Olins, it has offices in London, Madrid, Mumbai and New York. In IE University he talked too about some of his most known projects as the ones made for companies in Spain such as EVO, Ono, Vueling, Yoigo, Indra, Mondragón, Roca, Repsol, BBVA or Bankinter

The future architects picked very good advice from Jacob Benbunan, and they very well will apply along their entire career. The lecture makes part of a larger program designed by David Goodman, director of the Architecture degree.

Jacob Benbunan imparte una charla a los alumnos de Arquitectura de IE University 

Jacob Benbunan, cofundador  de una de las grandes consultoras de marca del mundo: Saffron ( impartió hoy un workshop a los alumnos de Arquitectura de IE University.  Considerado una autoridad mundial del Branding (proceso de hacer y construir una marca), este reconocido experto dio una lección magistral acerca de las técnicas que tendrían que aplicar los arquitectos para comunicar con más eficacia su trabajo. 

En una sala abarrotada de estudiantes, Benbunan habló de su larga experiencia en Saffron Brand Consultants, fundada en 2001 junto con Wally Olins, que cuenta con oficinas en Londres, Madrid, Mumbai y Nueva York. En IE University, también habló de algunos de sus proyectos más exitosos, como los realizados para compañías como EVO,  Ono, Vueling, Yoigo, Indra, Mondragón, Roca, Repsol, BBVA o Bankinter en España. 

Los futuros arquitectos han tomado buena nota de los consejos de Jacob Benbunan, que seguro aplicarán a lo largo de su carrera profesional. La ponencia forma parte del amplio programa de actividades diseñado para este curso académico desde el grado de Arquitectura, cuyo director es el profesor David Goodman.


rhinoIE School of Architecture and Design en Madrid acogerá los próximos 30 y 31 de octubre el Rhino User Meeting Madrid_2013 que reunirá a usuarios, profesores, estudiantes y desarrolladores de software con el objetivo de divulgar las últimas novedades en el mundo del modelado 3D, diseño computacional y fabricación digital, y de compartir conocimiento y experiencias por parte de todos los asistentes.

IE University - colorDurante las mañanas se llevara a cabo una serie de exposiciones de proyectos de corta duración, y, por las tardes tendrán lugar, también en IE School of Architecture and Design, una serie de Workshops de Diseño 3D abiertos a cualquier persona, a un precio muy asequible y gratuitos para alumnos IEUniversity. 

User Meeting

Miercoles 30 – Jueves 31 de Octubre de 2013. 10:00 – 14:00h. IE_MM601

Se mostrarán las últimas novedades de Rhino 5, Flamingo nXt, food4Rhino, VisualARQ, Lands for Rhino, Clayoo, RhinoGold 4.0, RhinoScript , VRAY Renderer y RhinoNest.

Como usuarios expertos tendremos a : Carlos Perez (McNeel), Rodrigo Bárcenas (McNeel), Francesc Salla (Visualarq), Rafael del Molino (TDM Solutions), Diego Cuevas (ControlMAD), Miguel Vidal (Friquearq), Manuel Hidalgo (ETSAM),Mireia Luzárraga (takk-arquitectura), Roberto Molinos (IEUniversity), Adolfo Nadal (IEUniversity), Anna Pla Catalá (IEUniversity) Demo+Sorteo: Al término de la sesión se sortearán de 3 controladores “SpaceNavigator for Notebooks” (3Dconnexion) y 1 Tableta Wacom Intuos Pro-M entre los asistentes. 


Miercoles 30 y Jueves 31 de Octubre de 2013. 15:00 – 19:30h. IE_MM-102, MM-202, MM-302, MM-502, MM-601

 Cada Workshop tiene una duración de 4.5 horas en horario de tarde. Se impartirán en Castellano.

 Es necesario ordenador con propio con las versiones demo instaladas. 

Para conocer el programa completo e inscribirse: RhinoUserMeetingIEMadrid[1]

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Rhino User Meeting at IE Madrid 

We are glad to announce the Rhino User Meeting Madrid 2013 on the 30-31 October at the IE_School of Architecture and Design.

The agenda includes presentations by Carlos Perez (McNeel Europe), Francesc Salla (VisualARQ), Rafael del Molino (TDM Solutions), Diego Cuevas (ControlMAD), Miguel Vidal (Friquearq), Manuel Hidalgo (ETSAM), Mireia Luzárraga (takk-arquitectura), Roberto Molinos (IEUniversity), Adolfo Nadal (IEUniversity) and Anna Pla Catalá (IEUniversity).

And workshops on Grasshopper, RhinoScript, Digital Fabrication, RhinoNest, VisualARQ, Lands Design, Clayoo and V-Ray for Rhino.

See also the latest news on Rhino 5, food4Rhino, VisualARQ, Lands for Rhino, Clayoo, RhinoGold 4.0, RhinoNest and V-Ray.

All presentations and workshops will be in Spanish.

 Conplete info and registration: RhinoUserMeetingIEMadrid[1]


SHIGERU BANEl proximo miercolés 20 de marzo, IE inaugura su nuevo pabellón, edificio temporal diseñado con tubos de cartón por el arquitecto japonés Shigeru Ban. Con motivo de esta inauguración, IE School of Architecture & Design en colaboración con la Japan Foundation, ha organizado una conferencia de Shigeru Ban, titulada “Appropriate Architecture” ese mismo día 20 de marzo a las 19,00 horas en el propio pabellón, en la calle Serrano 99, Madrid.

La conferencia esta abierta al público. Se ruega confirmar al email    

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Logomark_ANext March 20th, IE will inaugurate its new Paper Pavilion, a temporary cardboard tubes building designed by japanese architect Shigeru Ban. 

On that day, IE School of Architecture & Design in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, organize a lecture by Prof. Ban “Appropriate Architecture” that will take place on the same March 20th at 19:00 at the proper Pavilion, C/ Serrano 99, in Madrid 

The lecture is open to anyone and confirmation can be made at   


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