Frank Barkow – 'Digital Kraftwerk'
Mackintosh School of Architecture

Event Type:

Architecture Friday Lecture


Mackintosh Lecture Theatre


1 Oct 2010
14:30 - 15:30



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Frank Barkow – 'Digital Kraftwerk'

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Frank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger Architekten
'Digital Kraftwerk' watch video

Frank Barkow studied architecture at Montana State University and the Harvard GSD. He was a former Unit Master at the Architectural Association. He has recently taught at the EPFL in Lausanne, Harvard GSD, and University of Wisconsin in conjunction with his firm winning the Marcus Prize for Architecture.

In 1993 Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger founded their practice in Berlin.  Their interdisciplinary, discursive attitude allows their work to expand and respond to advancing knowledge and technology. Recent projects include a gatehouse and factory-campus event space in Stuttgart Germany and the TRUTEC Office Building in Seoul. Current research projects have focused on digital laser cutting; infra light concrete, facade systems, space frames, and ceramic elements. Current projects in Berlin include a new master plan for Bayer Schering Pharma and a high rise near the main train station for Vivico Developments.

Barkow Leibinger's research work was included recently in the 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice, Arsenale Show, and was shown at the Architectural Association in London and 032c Gallery in Berlin in conjunction with the publication of the catalogue "An Atlas of Fabrication". Their work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, New York where it is currently on display, the Heinz Architecture Center, Pittsburgh, and the Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt.

Hosted by The Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Architecture Friday Lecture Series looks beyond buildings and makes connections between architecture and wider issues like culture and the urban environment.