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About Gudjon Thor Erlendsson : Gudjon (Gaui) is a Nordic architect with a cosmopolitan background in architecture and design. He has a continuing commitment to research into systemic approaches to architecture and urbanism, focusing on the application of systems dynamics in the formulation of building and urban design. Work consisted of both digital and analogue technique form generation and computational manufacturing processes. This had lead to current focus on Morphogenetic design, Emergence through optimisation and Computer Aided Manufacturing in architecture.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is an innovative process of problem solving and answering questions
Art asks questions, challenges and can be about everything or nothing. Design is not Art, Art is not Design.

ORGANIZATION:
AUDB (Architecture + Urban Design Bureau)

EDUCATION:
Oxford School of Architecture 1992-1995, Oxford, England
Architectural Association 1997-1999, London, England

EXPERIENCE:
2000-2009, Founder of Nekton Design
2009- now, Founder of AUDB
2009-20015, University Lecturer, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennal 2014, with Iyi Ofis; Think Micro; Izmir floating modular docks.
The 3rd Biennial Beijing 2008, Exhibition in the British pavilion at the 3rd Architectural Biennial in Beijing, China, 2008
BD Young Architects of the Year Award 2008
Architecture: Where to - 12 Nekton, Sustainability In Architecture - what are the real drivers? Solo show of the work of NEKTON Design, 2008
Masterplanning PAST>PRESTENT>FUTURE at Buro Happold. Turf City, 102 Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008
OCEAN Conception Performative at the FRAC Centre (Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain) in Orléans France, 2008
Living Bridges, Düsseldorf, Germany LANDSCrAPER_Urban Ring Bridge Commissioned by the NRW Forum for Culture & Science in collaboration with: Ocean North Consultants: Ove Arup & Partners, London, 2000
Mót, Hönnun á Íslandi, Íslenskir hönnuðir, Kjarvalstaðir. October 2000, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2000
New vision in Urbanism. International exhibition on contemporary urbanism. Oslo, Norway, 2000
Dynamic relations, Urban Studio installation and project review in conjunction with the student exhibition at the Architectural Association, London, 1999
Reykjavik future planning development, Symposium on planning in Reykjavik city, April 2000, Reykjavik, Iceland 2000

EVENTS:
Shaping innovative thinking in Turkish design education with Laurie Churchman. Congress on Design and Innovation of Catalonia - CIDIC, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
Systemic Architecture & Urbanism. Systems Thinking, Economic University of Izmir, Turkey, 2009
Nekton Design. The work of Nekton Design, Academy of the Arts, Iceland, 2008
Urban Office Research. The work of Urban Office. Lund University School of Architecture.2002
Urban Dynamics; System Theory in Urban Development, Lund University 2002 - 2003
Systems Theory; Philosophy of Behavior, Lund University. 2002-03 Do-group; www.do-group.net The Space of InFormation dynamic urbanism and architecture, London, UK, 2001
Reykjavik in the 21st century; Public lectures, Reykjavik, Iceland 2000 ‘Reykjavik future planning development’, Symposium on planning in Reykjavik city, Reykjavik, Iceland 2000

AWARDS:
Guardian Day City Challenge, Second Price, 2014, with Iyi Ofis; Think Micro; Izmir floating modular docks.
Young Architect of the Year Awards, 2008; Long List
Vatnsmyri Competition; Turf city: New city centre for Reykjavik, Iceland (competition 2nd price winner) 2006-08

PRESS APPEARANCES:
“Think Micro” (Izmir Modular Docks), Europan Concorsi, europanconcorsi.com, Nov.5th 2014, Turkey.
“"Yüzer Aktivite İskelesi" tasarımı dünya ikincisi oldu” (Izmir Modular Docks), Radikal, Nov.7th 2014, Turkey.
“Design: Istanbul Design Biennial” (Izmir Modular Docks), Monocle, monocle.com, Nov. 2014, UK.
“World Cities Day, medaglia d’argento a Izmir” (Izmir Modular Docks), Nuovo Levantino, Nov. 2014, Italy.
“Mikro Manifesto: Yüzer Aktivite İskeleleri” (Izmir Modular Docks), Arkitera, arkitera.com, Nov. 2014, Italy.
“The 2014 World Cities Day Challenge” (Izmir Modular Docks), The Guardian, theguardian.com, Sept. 2014, UK.
Vatnsmyri 102 Reykjavik, Planning and Building Department City of Reykjavik, 2008
The 3rd Architectural Biennale Beijing 2008 Catalogue: New Digital Techniques for Architecture, 2008
AD Architectural Design magazine, Collective Intelligence in Design, Evolving Synergy: OCEAN Currents, Current OCEANs and Why Networks Must Displace Themselves. Written by Michael Hensel, projects shown: LANDSCrAPER_Urban Ring Bridge & World Center for Human Concerns. 2006
10 x 10_2 project shown: LANDSCrAPER_Urban Ring Bridge & World Center for Human Concerns, as Urban Office in collaboration with: Ocean North Published by Phaidon Press. 2005.
Landscape Urbanism, a Manual for the Machinic Landscape, project shown: LANDSCrAPER_Urban Ring Bridge & World Center for Human Concerns, as Urban Office in collaboration with: Ocean North, published by Architectural Association Publications, 2004.
Snigill í ferkantaðri skel, Progress versus Protection in architecture. AVS (Architecture, Engineering and Planning), Reykjavik, Iceland, August 2003
Space of Extremes, Do-group, Space the Final Extreme, Published by the Oslo School of Architecture, Oslo, Norway, 2002
European planning and globalisation, Blað Verkfræðistúdenta, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 2001
Surfacing Fields, Re-Planning Peetri Plats, Narva, Estonia, Maja, Estonian Architecture Magazine 2001 2 - 2001 (29), Estonia, 2001
Framtidarskipulag Reykjavíkur, Reykjavik future planning through dynamic urbanism, AVS (Architecture, Engineering and Planning), Reykjavik, Iceland, November 2000
Mót article on Icelandic designers, Morgunblaðið, Icelandicnational newspaper, Reykjavik, Iceland, 13 October 2000
Hönnun á Íslandi, Íslenskir hönnuðir, Design in Iceland, Icelandic designers, Kjarvalstaðir. Reykjavik European Cultural
Capital 2000. Mót, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 2000 Mósaík; State Television Arts Program, Reykjavik and
urbanism. Mósaík, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 2000
Living Bridges, Die schönsten Brücken vom Mittelalter bis zum Cyberspace, pp.60-63, NRW-Forum Kultur and Wirtschaft
Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2000

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
“Smyrna Studio; Temporal and Urban Peripheries in Systems Thinking”, with Gül Kacmaz Erk, Archinet-IJAR, Volume 2, Issue 2. 2012

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Icelandic, English fluent, German, Danish Pre-intermediate

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Computational Designer

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
Design Studio, Material research, Computational Design, Systems Sciences; Izmir University of Economics, Lund University, Icelandic Academy of Arts.

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
Shaping innovative thinking in Turkish design education with Laurie Churchman. Congress on Design and Innovation of Catalonia - CIDIC, Barcelona, Spain, 2012

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
RIBA

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2014-15, New Campus Masterplan, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey

WEB SITE:
www.au-db.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.au-db.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-02-15 04:01:53

COUNTRY:
Great Britain

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Gudjon Thor Erlendsson


Ydyo University Classroom Building

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015
Gudjon Erlendsson, Özlem Akın, M Young for Izmir University of Economics

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