| New wood- and bio-based construction as enabler of contemporary architecture|
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Royal Inst. of Technology KTH
Stockolm - Sweden
| ||Ian Smith|
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton - Canada
|Globally renewable resources are gaining market in response to the changing needs and continued growth of our built environment. In sustainability perspective wood- and bio-based materials and products imply a potential alternative in many applications and so-called engineered wood products (EWP) show versatile properties and potential efficiency, which can support the needed societal development. New bio-based materials and products also enable new structural and architectural design solutions, which are in focus of this mini-symposium. How can the renewable bio-based resources be utilised in construction and what effect can innovation and development in this field have on structural and architectural design and functionality? |
|Everyday Tectonics? Critical call for current tectonic theories and |
practices in everyday architecture
|Marie Frier Hvejsel|
Department of Architecture'
| ||Anne Beim|
Royal Danish Academy of
|Everyday architecture may be considered as mundane or as 'a-tectonic', whereas thorough tectonic reflections are often considered as part of more advanced and high-end architecture that holds iconic status. This mini-symposium critically addresses such understandings and intends to question how everyday architecture can be qualified by means of general tectonic considerations.|
Questions that are raised: How to position and release this potential within the economical and technical conditions that govern everyday architecture? Which technological innovations can be developed as part of a tectonic approach to everyday architecture? And what is the role of the architect and engineer in this matter?