As part of the Public Guest Speaker Series architect Walter Nicolino gives a lecture at Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture. The lecture takes place on the 28th of November at 18.00 in Kanuti Gildi SAAL.

Walter Nicolino. Photo: Inline images

Walter Nicolino. Photo: Inline images

Walter Nicolino is a partner and architect at Carlo Ratti Associati, a rapidly growing architectural practice based in Turin, Italy, with branches in Boston and London. The office is involved in design projects at different scales and in different continents. Among the most recent projects are 1000 Tsunami-safer houses in Sri Lanka, the Cloud for the London 2012 Olympics and the Digital Water Pavilion at the 2008 World Expo in Zaragoza, Spain, named by Time Magazine as Best Invention of the Year. Current projects also include the design of new cities in the Gulf region, Russia and Central America. The practice has received numerous awards, its work has been featured in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Der Spiegel, Discovery Channel, BBC, CNN, Corriere, Repubblica, Domus and Abitare. The practice was named by the Renzo Piano Foundation as one of the leading emerging offices in Italy and selected to design the extension of a school in Cavezzo, one of the community’s affected by the May 2012 earthquake in northern Italy.

Quite a few well-known architects, theoreticians, critics and urbanists have given talks at this lecture series, to offer fresh perspectives on architecture, design, urban development and critical thought from around the globe.

The lectures are open to all students and professionals in the fields of architecture, urbanism and other spatial studies, as well as to the broader circle of those interested in the future of our living environment. The lectures are in English and they are free of charge.

The previous talks can be found here.