2018 TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

 
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Patrick Bellew (UK)

Lecture:
Invisible Architecture: Environment Design in Practice

Professor Bellew will outline the global imperative for a sustainable approach to development and will look at the forces that have led to the current attitudes to sustainability in world architecture. He will also discuss how the emergence of ‘WELL’ building concerns ally with the bigger environmental concerns of the day.
In his talk he will describe how new techniques for environmental design are conceived and applied through reference to a number of case-studies from around the world, including the ‘Gardens by the Bay’ project in Singapore, featured in the Living Architecture Exhibition. He will then go on to propose appropriate responses in the Philippines and its unique multiple island disposition and relative climate, to set up the workshop for later in the day.  

Workshop: Green Design for the Philippines

Knowledge share about the approach to sustainable design in the specific context of Manila.

CPD ACCREDITED LECTURE in partnership with UAP Diliman.
CPD POINTS: 1.25 (Sustainability); 2 (Design)


 
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Gregory Burgess (AU)

Lecture and Workshop: 
Flux, Flow, Self and The World; Exploring the Space Between

Identification (or oneness) and separation (otherness) are the two primal human spatial experiences from which architecture derives. In finding the dynamic balance – the oscillating third or middle space between these polarities, we can experience through the creative process, the building presence emerging as self – ourselves in becoming.

CPD ACCREDITED LECTURE in partnership with UAP Diliman.
CPD POINTS: 1.25 (Design); 2 (Others)


 
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Richard Coleman (UK)

Lecture and Workshop: Places – Flowing through History

- Recalling Places that MOVE Us
- Making Transitional MOVES - Old to New
- A Future Heritage MOVEment

Using the three headings above, Mr. Coleman will illustrate the way in which townscapes of the past have inspired him, how people move within them and ways of analyzing their qualities. He will describe how his work and the work of others can be a movement towards a heritage of the future. Mr. Coleman will include reference to his work on the Gherkin building in London and will offer a workshop on the conception, construction and operation of that iconic structure.

CPD ACCREDITED LECTURE in partnership with UAP Diliman.
CPD POINTS: 1.25 (Design); 2 (Others)


 
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Luis Lopez (CO)

Lecture: Bamboo – An Alternative for Construction

The construction with bamboo is almost always related to poverty, except for some cases like the work of architect Simon Velez or Green School in Bali. The use of bamboo has been the only possibility for millions of people to have a roof over their heads. The main reason for this is that bamboo is an abundant resource in the tropics, and paradoxically it is in this place where poverty also abounds. The problem is that bamboo is an excellent material, but it is used informally without any support from professionals, thus degrading it to second-hand material.
When a material such as bamboo is used with appropriate technology in order to provide decent and safe housing, not only are the living conditions of the inhabitants of the dwelling improved, but a local economy is activated that involves the farmers improving the living conditions of them too.
Bamboo can be the epicenter of a green revolution of new construction systems that, to some extent, reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that the construction industry is currently producing.

CPD ACCREDITED LECTURE in partnership with UAP Diliman.
CPD POINTS: 1.25 (Sustainability); 2 (Others)

 

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Pieter van der Ree (NL)

Lecture: Creating Form Out of Time, Place and People

Buildings and industrial products are always embedded in natural, social and cultural life processes. They influence both people and the environment, but are not always designed out of this awareness. How can we design products that support and enrich our lives and are in accordance with nature?

Workshop: The Mystery of Creating Form

Finding a fitting and satisfying form for a design task is a real adventure. In the resulting form, all kind of - sometimes even contradictory - requirements have to come together and brought to a synthesis. This synthesis must at the same time be appealing to us and express its content in a visible form. How can that be done?

CPD ACCREDITED LECTURE in partnership with UAP Diliman.
CPD POINTS: 3 (Design)


 
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QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte (PH)

Lecture: Archeology of a City in Search of Identity

Vice Mayor Belmonte - Quezon City
The Vice Mayor has recently begun an archeological research programme across the city to map its invisible heritage. She will illustrate the origins of this idea, show the results of progress so far, and provide an initial vision for the city’s cultural profile.

CPD ACCREDITED LECTURE in partnership with UAP Diliman.
CPD POINTS: 1.25 (Practice); 2 (Others)


 
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Jason Buensalido (PH)

Lecture: Weaving Living Architecture with Philippine Culture
(How the themes of Living Architecture and the Four Points of Philippine Culture in Architecture can result in a Contemporary Built Environment of Harmony, Balance, and Optimism)

The current state of Philippine Architecture shall be analyzed and explained through a short historical narrative of how cultural, political, and economic events led to an eventual disconnection of Philippine Architecture from local culture and nature. This current status magnifies the importance of why these two elements need to be re-integrated into our built environment, with the intent of ensuring their preservation and longevity for future generations to enjoy.
The collective culture of the Filipinos will be analyzed as well, for the purpose of extracting its metaphysical aspects that can then be applied to architecture and the contemporary built environment, and shall be exemplified through the dissection of a few example projects. A parallel analysis will be conducted of these projects as well, with the past, current, and future themes of Living Architecture.

Workshop: Weaving Living Architecture with Philippine Culture
(How the themes of Living Architecture and the Four Points
of Philippine Culture in Architecture can result in a Contemporary
Built Environment of Harmony and Balance)

The collective culture of the Filipinos will be analyzed, for the purpose of extracting its metaphysical aspects that can then be applied to architecture and the contemporary built environment, called 'The Four Points of Philippine Culture in Architecture' (Responsive Vernacular Models, Personalization, Weaving, Optimism). A design problem shall be given to the attendees and they shall be asked to interpret the Four points into architectural solutions in their own way, relating this to the Festival themes of Living Architecture, Movement and Flow In The Built Environment, finding form in harmony with nature and the human being.. This shall be exemplified through the dissection of a few example projects. A parallel analysis will be conducted of these projects as well, with the past, current, and future themes of Living Architecture.

CPD ACCREDITED LECTURE in partnership with UAP Diliman.
CPD POINTS: 3.25 (Design)