Responsive Environments: Developing Concepts for Sustainable Architectures (2009)
An international summer school with CITA and Philip Beesley and University of Waterloo.
The summer school investigated how concepts of interactivity and responsiveness can suggest new ways of thinking the relationship between the building and its environment. The contemporary societal context necessitates the thinking of sustainable solutions for our built environment. But how do these challenge the way we think and design space? How do we challenge our understanding of sustainability from being a set of posterior technological implementations to become part of the intellectual thinking and culture of architecture? Where formalist design traditions uphold the autonomy of the architectural artefact, we ask how ideas of interfacing and actuated behaviour can allow a re-conceptualisation of core architectural terms such as context, shelter, programme and extension.
The summer school took place at CITA on August 10 – 24, 2009 and had a wide international participation of students and other interested parties from KARCH, Waterloo and beyond.
More information can be found on the related blog
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