Architectural Roundtable 2016-12-05
November 30, 2016 [Attending Ivan Martinovic & Aleksandar Janicijevic]
Designing Resilient Buildings in the Face of Climate Change
#01 Berend Stijland [http://www.nleworks.com/team-member/berend-bart-strijland/]
Berend joined NLÉ in 2011 and is based in Amsterdam. Since joining NLÉ, he has been involved in a large number of architecture and design projects such as the Serpentine Summer House 2016, Bloomsbury Waterfront Development, ROCK – Chicago Lakefront Kiosk, Z-Line Lagos School Furniture and the highly acclaimed Makoko Floating School. After gaining professional experience at an urban design firm in the Netherlands and studies at the UIC Chicago School of Architecture, Berend graduated from the Technical University Delft studying Architecture and Building Engineering.
Urbanization = climate change
By 2015 50% of population will live in urban centres
In Africa 70% of population live by the water
Impact on urban regeneration [building on water]
Project 1 => Makoko Community Nigeria [http://www.nleworks.com/case/makoko-floating-school/]
Project 2 => Chicoco Radio Nigeria [http://www.nleworks.com/case/chicoco-media-centre/]
#02 Pippa Brasher [http://www.scapestudio.com]
Director of Planning and Resilience at SCAPE. She works with planning, engineering and design teams to integrate landscape strategies that are sustainable and resilient, and that balance environment, infrastructure, development, and community quality of life needs.
We know in what scary direction we are going.
You have to see your place in a whole new way and adapt.
Our goal is stronger more RESILIENT New York
Revive – Cohabit – Engage – Scale
Community involvement to raise awareness
Project 1 => Living Breakwaters Rebuild By Design Competition
Project 2 => Oyster-tecture, NEW YORK,NY
#03 James Timberlake
Kieran Timberlake is an award-winning architecture firm recognized for its environmental ethos, research expertise, and pioneering design and planning services. Full-service architecture, planning, and research firm. We engage clients in a process of discovery to uncover the possibilities of a compelling program in a specific place and context.
Dialogue of nationwide resilience
Developing software – looking/analysing 20.000 images
Resiliency Principles [Link to this quite important document prepared by us is bellow]
Source: National Institute for Building Science
This and much more information about resilient buildings at: [http://www.nibs.org]
#04 David Turnbull
Professor of Architecture at The Cooper Union. ATOPIA Innovation (founded by David Turnbull & Jane Harrison) is a global design and innovation consultancy that addresses big problems and high visibility, high impact challenges, with a unique fusion of creativity, interdisciplinary thinking and practical design. We help clients with major projects avoid the trap of the mundane and incremental, transforming their project, combining planning and the power of design, intelligent economics, environmental responsibility and the promise of new technology.
Loving the Rain
Go to school to get water
Project 1 => Rain Water Harvest – Kenya [https://www.facebook.com/PITCHAfrica]
PITCHAfrica’s first WATERBANK School was built in Laikipia in 2012, in the Central Highlands of Kenya, in partnership with The Zeitz Foundation, and was named ‘The Greenest School on Earth’â€‹ by the USGBC.
Project 2 => Atopia Innovation [https://www.facebook.com/AtopiaInnovation/]
Toronto is hiring Chief Resiliency Officer (and does not have yet Chief Architect)
NBC Climate adaptation requirements coming in 2020
September 2013 – National Institute of Building Sciences – Dialogue on National Resilience, created white paper with 10 principles (PDF attachment)
Book by Kieran Timberlake – Refabricating Architecture
Principle of “Resiliency Through Adaptability”
Todays main principle of design “Do No Harm” – same as medicine
Vitruvius’ writing on design is still relevant
“Non-linearity and dispersement is helping resiliency”
“Fail early and fail fast” – Kieran Timberlake
Resiliency is seen primarily as a system-wide defence of existing infrastructure using diversification and back-up alternatives to prevent catastrophic failures – seems to be driven and supported by government in the States.
When outside of our everyday environment, we are thinking different. Much more practical and using instinctive survival wisdom.
We can learn from those examples about cost saving solutions that can actually make huge difference for resilience in our own community.
If we are proud of our achievements “there” why we are not doing it here, we do not deserve inexpensive solutions?
Conclusion – what we have learned:
All built on water – extreme thinking
Adaptive concepts – Collaboration
Learning from more effective techniques
Think toward resilience process
Non conventional solutions
Policies gap [restrictions] non-linear process
Hard getting parameters
Lay regulatory process
Easily rejecting long term savings
Changes to habitat – New Necessities – Retrofitting