Origami, Architecture, and the Language of Design

Monday, December 16, 2013
Free and open to all; please RSVP to events@aiaeb.orgBring a bag lunch!

In this presentation, Peter Engel, AIA will showcase his origami and architectural designs and illuminate the ways they have influenced each other, focusing on design principles such as symmetry and asymmetry, form and function, solid and void, and size and proportion.  After the talk, he will teach a fun holiday-themed origami design.

About the speaker:  Peter Engel, AIA is both an architect and an internationally recognized origami artist.  Inspired by Japanese aesthetics and the minimalist arts of calligraphy, brush painting, and Zen garden design, Engel has created over a hundred original origami designs over four decades.  He has written and illustrated three books and shown his origami and sculpture at the Asian Art Museum, the de Young Museum, Seian University of Art and Design in Japan, and numerous other art museums and galleries.  Engel’s award-winning architectural practice in Berkeley includes schools, affordable housing, single-family residences, a dog daycare in San Francisco, and a peace center in Sri Lanka.


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