Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing
Whether you are arriving to or departing from Helsinki Airport, the first thing you notice is the glass around you and the characteristic Finnish design. If you pay attention, you will find yourself believing there are some forest elves watching you.
The impressive structure features glass that playfully illuminates the wood present everywhere.
Post date: 26 Jun 2019
An ambitious implementation of circular economy principles in the building and construction sectors requirestheinvolvement and collaboration of all stakeholders, from the construction materials and building components manufacturers to procurers, builders, users, building managers,recycling enterprises,etc.
Architects can play a key rolein this chain, as many decisions taken duringthe design phase have long-lasting consequences on the environmental performance of a building, throughout its life-cycle.
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Albero project of rehabilitation, modernization and requalification of the architectural envelope is part of this urban dynamic as much by its singular aestheticism as by the proposed living environment wanted healthy and pleasant to live for future users. Sequences of access are revisited from the outside to work stations and places of relaxation by revealing and optimizing the potential of this obsolete office building. With these ambitious stakes, our response is also accompanied by a remarkable attitude.
Post date: 22 May 2019
Last year, European Ministers of Culture, along with other institutions and NGOs, highlighted in the Davos Declaration “a trend towards a loss of quality in … the built environment … all over Europe”, characterised by “the trivialisation of construction, the lack of design values, … the growth of faceless urban sprawl and irresponsible land use, the deterioration of historic fabric, and the loss of regional traditions and identities”.
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
The Sector Study is a biennial survey commissioned by the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) that collects and analyses statistical, sociological and economic data on European architects, the architectural market and architectural practices.
Post date: 7 Mar 2019
In order to inform its future policy-making, the European Commission is currently conducting a survey across Europe on architects’ activities with respect to energy renovation and nearly zero energy buildings (nzeb). The survey shall enable to better understand solutions developed by architects, barriers to their implementation and drivers behind architects’ and clients’ choices. Consult the EU Commission’s letter of support for more details.
Post date: 10 Jan 2019
MADE expo is Italy’s most important trade show for the Building & Construction industry and also one of Europe’s most significant events dedicated to the Architecture and the Construction sectors.
4 dedicated Exhibitions under one roof encompassing the best the market has to offer in terms of materials, construction systems, windows & doors, building envelope solutions, finishes, surfaces, software & hardware.
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
2019 Key themes Digital: Processes + Architecture Connected: Living + Working Integrated: Systems + Construction Smart: Light + Buildings
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
With the evolution of European societies, many places in our built environment (notably industrial, religious and military sites) have lost their original function. Through smart restoration, renovation or transformation these buildings and sites can find new, mixed or extended uses. As a result, their social, environmental and economic value can increase, while their cultural or historical significance is enhanced.
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
This Webinar, organised by the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and in collaboration with the BUILD UP team, is focused on teaching you all about Level(s), the new EU tool that provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment.
The audience is aimed specifically at architects and all professionals in the building environment, who are interested in sustainable construction. There will be an explanation on how you can participate in future testing of Level(s).
Post date: 2 Jul 2018