building design

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When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion but the impact of computers on the practice of building design.  
Post date: 20 Aug 2020
Type: News

BauSIM 2020 – 8th Conference of IBPSA Germany and Austria 23-25 September 2020 Graz University of Technology   The BauSIM 2020 will be held online  
Post date: 17 Jul 2020
Type: Event

Researchers at ETH Zurich have created a machine that controls the setting rate of concrete to offer a "seamless transition between casting and 3D printing" so that structures can be made that use less material.   The system called Fast Complexity combines two existing technologies for creating concrete forms – 3D printing concrete and casting into formwork.  
Post date: 2 Jul 2020
Type: News

The Interreg Italy-Austria project FACECAMP has come to an end in 2019 and it reached several successful results concerning the topic of building envelope´s performance to reach indoor comfort, energy saving targets and to boost inter-organizational cooperation.  
Post date: 2 Jul 2020
Type: News

Dwellings provide not just a living space, but act as a pandemic shelter, a workplace, an impromptu school, a gym, a playground and more.  Katja Maununaho, Sini Saarimaa, Jyrki Tarpio and Sofie Pelsmakers (Tampere University) critique current apartment design and contemplate how apartments can be designed to be adaptable and respond better to many existing and new needs.   
Post date: 29 Jun 2020
Type: News

2030 Palette is a database of sustainable design principles, strategies and resources easily accessible for supporting new projects and renovations.   Why the 2030 Palette?  
Post date: 12 Jun 2020
Type: Tool

The construction industry seems to be comparatively unscathed by the pandemic – at least at first glance. Work has continued on many building sites. But what about the long-term situation at the global level? Should urban densification in this new age of interpersonal spacing still be advocated? Do architects, planners, engineers, and urban designers need to rethink certain precepts or even embrace a paradigm shift?
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Type: News

Looking to respond constructively to the COVID-19 pandemic, many architects have turned to what they know best: design and innovation. The new restrictions placed on society have been a catalyst to rethink much of what we take for granted in the built environment. The way the world has adapted to this new lifestyle may forecast new normals following the COVID-19 outbreak.  
Post date: 19 May 2020
Type: News

Oliver Rapf is executive director at the Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a not-for-profit think tank supporting evidence-based policy making in the field of energy performance in buildings.  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: News

The aim of this document is to inform and support actors along the construction value chain, this document provides principles for circular design of buildings. Behind these principles lie a vast amount of knowledge and information. The document is aligned with the launch of Level(s), a voluntary reporting framework to improve the sustainability of buildings.
Post date: 19 Mar 2020
Type: Publication