About Arquibio 2013
The fourth edition of ArquiBio, an event that took off in recent years an international dimension, is jointly organized by the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra and collaborators linked to several European and American universities. This year’s responsibility and coordination is from Prof. Jorge Figueira (Director of Architecture Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra ) and Prof. Mauro Costa Couceiro (Bionic researcher associated with several European universities including stand – ESARQ UIC and ELISAVA in Barcelona).
ArquiBio is a series of international lectures and workshops on topics of Architecture and Design linked with the Bio-Logic. It is intended to allow lecturers and visiting scholars to obtain a convergence between current Bio-Logical and Architectural knowledge, bringing light to recent advances in this field.
The premise which depart from the fusion between biological and technological world is nowadays a reality that cannot be ignored. Computers and robotics prove to be capable of releasing the architects and designers from a catalog architecture, based on preconceived images.
The aim is to propose new fields of interaction in which complex processes similar to those that occur in nature take the center stage, allowing a more consistent connection with the living environment.