Nordic Aesthetics and Research-based Design

M 25 Mar 2019 | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture

Image: Michael Powell, Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture

Image: Michael Powell, Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture

NORDIC AESTHETICS AND RESEARCH-BASED DESIGN This talk will present Henning Larsen’s design approach and methodology, and how the combination of quantitative research, artistic emphasis, and social responsibility defines their work. Louis has been instrumental in crafting Henning Larsen’s approach to design, blending an imperative on Nordic aesthetics and wellbeing with applied research in sustainability and behavioral science. Rooted in Danish modernism, the firm has evolved a belief that architecture must encompass more than design – today, architects must orchestrate a collaboration between researchers, artists, designers, engineers, and stakeholders to be critical.

LOUIS BECKER is design principal and partner at Henning Larsen Architecture, a progressive architectural practice based in Copenhagen, with offices in Munich, New York, Riyadh, Oslo, Hong Kong, and the Faroe Islands. Henning Larsen is a global architecture firm rooted in a Scandinavian design ethos, with a human-centric approach to the built environment and public realm, with international expertise and leadership in sustainability and integrated design. Henning Larsen develops architecture in an ever-evolving process that continuously challenges the boundaries of the possible. Louis has played an integral role in the internationalization of Henning Larsen and remains a driving force behind the vision of expanding the practice’s global impact, including spearheading Henning Larsen’s entry and positioning in the North American market.