Design Matters by Axel Paredes

Architecture Talk in DKB/LG/024 in David Keir Building on 1st October at 1.10 pm. The lecture is open to all and free of charge. Axel Paredes received a Masters of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), concentrating on architectural design and emergent technologies, where he was awarded the Imre Halasz Thesis Prize. He holds an MA with Distinction in Architecture Theory from the Architectural Association of London (AA), and Masters in Advanced Construction Technology from Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM).

He has been practicing architecture and has experience in the design of architecture in cruise terminals and transportation infrastructure.  In 2009 Axel and his wife Ana founded P+A, where they are currently working on various projects including a pedestrian bridge in Paraguay, libraries in Guatemala City, offices and private residences.   Axel has been Visiting Professor at the TEC de Monterrey, UDLA in Mexico, and Izmir in Turkey. He has also been a Practicing Professor of architecture at UFM in Guatemala, where he is currently Director of the new Digital Fabrication Laboratory.



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