Javier Sanchez - "Urban Acupuncture, Social Housing, and Historical Interventions"

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Javier Sánchez is the founding partner, lead designer and director  of the architecture workshop at JSª,  a multi-disciplinary firm  based in Mexico City.  Formerly known as Higuera + Sánchez, the  office has completed more than 80 projects in 15 years; including  residential, cultural, commercial, mixed use and urban design; both  in Mexico and internationally.Javier Sánchez is a Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of  Architects and has been recognized with numerous national and  international awards including a Golden Lion for Urban Projects at  the Venice Biennale in 2006 and an International Architecture Award  from the Chicago Athenaeum for the best new global design in 2010.  Javier Sánchez has also taught and lectured at various universities in Mexico and internationally.Sánchez's lecture will focus upon three important aspects of his  practice: urban acupuncture, that tries to blur the boundaries of a  project and look for opportunities to redefine urban form with  small, almost imperceptible movements; social housing, that, by  understanding opportunities for recycling neighborhoods, can  produce affordable urban housing; and historical interventions,  that can strengthen the essence of existing buildings and allow them to transcend their original purpose.

An exhibit reception will be held in Architecture Hall 250 at 5:30pm prior to the lecture.

Event Details
Location / Room: 
Architecture Hall 147