The Architect’s Newspaper’s Facades+ conference, a series on innovative building envelopes, will touch down again in Los Angeles from November 14 to November 15. The first half of the conference is a full-day symposium, which will feature a morning keynote from MVRDV partner Fokke Moerel and an afternoon keynote from Rojkind Arquitectos founder Michel Rojkind. Each keynote is just under an hour in length and will focus on a particular area of their respective bodies of work.
Moerel’s keynote, titled “The Skin is the Message,” will layout the MVRDV’s design methodology and material approach, specifically focusing on a series of case studies; the Crystal House, Bulgari Kuala Lumpur, the Baltyk tower, the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, and The Sax.
Michel Rojkind, who is behind such projects as the Foro Boca concert hall and the Liverpool Interlomas, will dive into the relationship between digital design and local fabrication in the aptly titled “Transmutations. From digital design to local fabrication.” Rojkind will hone in on the learning process from technology to craft, and how the two can build upon each other.
The remainder of the day will be dedicated to panels and individual presentations, while the second day of the conference features morning and afternoon workshops.
Further information regarding the conference can be found here.