Thursday, 5 February 2009
Norbert Palz has studied Architecture at the Technical University in Berlin. After the graduation in 1999 he worked for UN Studio in Amsterdam and NOX Architects in Rotterdam. In 2003 he founded with Robert Banovic the architectural firm Targadesign. The company started with the production of visualisations for the danish artist Olafur Eliasson, but soon expanded into a broader field of activities on the verge between art and architecture.
The scope of works ranged from e.g. geometric studies for the BMW Art car, auditorium design and generation of CNC manufacturing data for the Serpentine pavillion 2007 (designed by Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen). From 2005-2006 Targa was producing the organic shape modeling and production of related manufacturing data for Project “Grotto” by Thomas Demand. The layered cardboard model was exhibited in the summer of 2007 at Giorgio Cini Foundation, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and sponsored by the fondazione Prada. (see http://www.artnet.de/magazine/reviews/ackermann/ackermann06-12-07_detail.asp?picnum=8)
Auditorium Seating Serpentine Gallery
In the following years Targadesign supplied services for following artists:
Michel de Broin, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Simon Starling and Erik Steinbrecher.
In May 2007 Norbert Palz has started a PHD at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art’s Center of Information Technology and Architecture led by Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen. In the spring of 2008 he has guided a digital design workshop with Snøhetta in Oslo. In October 2008 he will participate at the Architecture Bienale Peking 2008 (ABB2008) ‘(Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture’ curated by Neil Leach.
Norbert Palz has lead a workshop with Martin Tamke at this years conference “Advances in Architectural Geometry 2008″/ Vienna and will hold a seminar at the Art Academy in Stuttgart Class “Digitales Entwerfen” of Prof. Tobias Walisser and Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan, Israelnorbert.palz[at]karch.dk mobile GER 0049.178.5842688 phone DK 0045.3268.6633 fax 0045.3268.6658 Copenhagen Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts/School of Architecture/CITA, Center for Information Technology and Architecture/Philipp de Langes Allé 10/1435 København K/Danmark Berlin norbert palz c/o powerline agency/Lottumstr. 11/10119 Berlin/Germany