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Future Architecture

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 20 October 2018

HASSELL + EOC, 3D Printing Centennial Challenge for human habitation on Mars, 2018. Contributor: HASSELL Head of Design Technology and Innovation, Xavier de Kestelier.



SESSION 1: 1:00 PM–2:30 PM


Cameron Bruhn (editorial director, Architecture Media), moderator; with Christina Cho (Director, Cox Architecture Brisbane; AIA National Emerging Architect Award winner 2018), Xavier De Kestelier, Head of Design Technology and Innovation, HASSELL, London, and Sara Wilkinson, Associate Professor, School of the Built Environment, University of Technology, Sydney.

Human habitats on Mars, buildings made from algae, socially and financially sustainable urban villages and the architectural experiments of the Rice Cake Mafia will be explored at this lively future-focused panel discussion. The conversation will speculate on the future of the built environment, exploring the radical and the practical, the emerging voices and the innovative built and proposed works at the cutting edge of design, architecture and urbanism in Australia and internationally. The four panellists are imaginative and thoughtful leaders who are breaking boundaries and setting the agenda for the future of architecture.



Tea and coffee are served with an assortment of pastries, fruit, canapés and other gourmet bites in the SCCI garden courtyard.


SESSION 2: 3:00 PM–4:30 PM


Christina Cho (Director, Cox Architecture) and Netta Egoz, co-curators of The Future of Architecture: ‘Powered by PechaKucha’

Six women architects take on the future of architecture and the built environment, exploring paradigm-busting themes, works and thinkers at the edge of innovation in design.



Booking Information

  • Bookings are essential
  • Tickets are free
  • However, if you book and don't attend your credit card will be charged $40. (Tickets are transferrable if you can't make it).
  • Tickets available September

This ticket covers the Future Architecture session and Pecha Kucha. This event is booked through SCCI.

Future Architecture
Saturday 20 October 2018
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
SCCI 20 Goodhope Street Paddington


Xavier De Kestelier

Head of Design Technology and Innovation, HASSELL

Xavier De Kestelier is the global Head of Design Technology and Innovation at HASSELL, based in London.

Prior to his appointment he was Head of Specialist Modelling Group at Foster + Partners, an internationally renowned design technology, innovation and design research group.

Xavier is an architect and urban designer, and has worked on projects such as Apple HQ, The Smithsonian, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston and Beijing Airport.

He is currently undertaking research with NASA and the European Space Agency and is an expert in parametric design, advanced digital and design studios, digital fabrication, computational design, rapid prototyping, advanced materials, and the application of robotics in design.

Sara Wilkinson

Sara Wilkinson BSc MA MPhil PhD FRICS AAPI is a Chartered Building Surveyor, FRICS and member of API with 34 years professional experience in UK and Australia. She has worked on public and private sector projects, including pre-contract design of adaptation and adaptive reuse projects in residential and commercial property.

Academically, her work aims to improve outcomes of development in built environments in respect of climate change, energy and water use, and a growing, urbanised population. Sara engages in trans-disciplinary research with science, health, business and technology as well as built environment disciplines at the cutting edge of innovation. She is working on VR and GI projects, as well as a prototype panel to test algae building technology as a future renewable energy option in Sydney.