february, 2019

13feb16:0017:00Public lectureGrundlæggende forelæsninger om arkitektur: Design parameters for sustainable spacesForelæsning ved Walter Unterrainer16:00 - 17:00 Gymnastiksalen, Arkitektskolen AarhusTYPE OF ACTIVITY:Public lecture

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Arkitektskolens professorer afholder i forårssemestret 2019 tretten grundlæggende forelæsninger om arkitektur. Forelæsningerne vil tage udgangspunkt i professorernes respektive kerneområder: kulturarv, by- og landskabsarkitektur, bygningskunst, teknologi, bæredygtighed og teori- og historie. Foredragsholderne vil fra forskellige vinkler bringe en række historiske og nutidige temaer i spil, af relevans for en grundlæggende forståelse af arkitekturens kulturelle, sociale og samfundsmæssige betydning. Rækken er tilrettelagt for Arkitektskolens bachelorstuderende, men vil i øvrigt være åben for alle interesserede på og uden for skolen.

D. 13. februar afholder Walter Unterrainer en forelæsning med titlen “Design parameters for sustainable spaces”. Om forelæsningen skriver han:

“Some architects and their firms focus on energy consumption, some on daylight, others on material use, healthy indoor environments or upcycling existing buildings and components – undoubtedly all relevant design aspects – and we hear a lot about social spaces, green roofs or green facades and energy roofs. Often these buildings are certified by professional institutions like LEED, DGNB or Cradle to Cradle.

Despite these very best intentions, the recently built environment looks to a large degree at least uninspiring and the results of so called green architecture seem rather poor, far away from any relevant impact in counteracting enormous challenges of climate change or biodiversity loss.

The lecture raises the question why is it like this ? Why is there so little and so unsubstantial progress in an environmental responsive architecture despite so much talk ?

Architecture cannot solve social problems nor environmental projects. But it can strongly contribute to and support solutions when both agendas, the social and the environment are connected. On the opposite, architecture easily and often generates social problems, for instance by gentrification, with unhealthy buildings and by destruction of global resources or local environments .

The lecture advocates for constructive choices which we have as professionals and presents examples which show alternatives. “

Time

(Wednesday) 16:00 - 17:00

Location

Gymnastiksalen, Arkitektskolen Aarhus

Paradisgade 4-6, 8000 Aarhus C