Monday, February 21, 2011


The College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will present two lectures by noted architect, artist, and teacher Mark West of the Centre for Architectural Structure and Technology (CAST), University of Manitoba. C.A.S.T. is as a unique laboratory/studio/atelier, focused on the invention of new construction methods and new architectural forms by combining the disciplines of architecture, engineering, sculpture, and drawing.

First Get Lost: Research Findings Through Errantry
Monday, February 21 • 7pm AME room 202Mark is the inventor of numerous fabric-formed concrete techniques for architectural, sculptural, and structural applications. This lecture will explore these research contributions and revolutionary constructions through rarely shown drawings and sculptures.

Fabric Formwork: Findings and Projects from the Center for Architectural Structures and Technology [CAST]
Tuesday, February 22 • 7pm AME room 202
Research in the use of flexible formworks is being pioneered at the CAST Laboratory where an entirely new architectural and structural "language" is being found for concrete structures. This lecture provides an overview of previously unimaginable constructions that are now possible through some extraordinarily simple and highly sustainable building methods.