The next PowerSKIN Conference is going to be held in Munich on April 9th.
This year, the conference will be held online. You can register now for a free ticket.
The focus of the PowerSKIN Conference 2021 deals with the question of whether simplicity and robustness are in contradiction to good performance or whether they even complement each other:
Post date: 5 Mar 2021
Buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union.
Curtains walls, associated with modern architecture and large office building stock, are often criticized for their limited insulation properties. Existing buildings, including historical ones, are responsible for up to 60% energy losses through the envelope.
Post date: 28 Jan 2021
Surface area is an important but limited resource in cities that aim to become climate neutral. It can be used to, for example, generate heat or electricity via active solar systems, improve air quality via greening, or provide cooling thanks to highly reflective and emissive materials.
Scientists at Italian institute Eurac have now developed a multi-factor approach to study the synergies and conflicts that arise from using ground, facade and roof space in urban communities.
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
The H2020 project 4RinEU, coordinated by Eurac Research, aims to define technologies, methodologies and business models to increase the uptake of deep renovation in the European building stock.
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
The house was built after the 1st world war as notary's villa in the former periphery of Tolmin where richer buildings were located.
The house expresses the characteristics of secession and is listed in the Register of Slovene cultural heritage.
Firstly served as a single family house, after the 2nd world war it was used for State security administration. Later it was rearranged to a four apartment building.
Post date: 10 Nov 2020
FACE (Façade Architecture, Construction and Engineering) course provides insights into the contemporary market and value chain of the façade industry, enabling technical designers and consultants to manage complex projects both at organizational and technical level.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OPENING EVENT:
• Outstanding case studies
Post date: 16 Oct 2020
The cost for attending the conference is €680. “Early Birds” who register by 30 September, will receive a 10% discount (€612).
The price includes lunch and the conference documentation with the full papers from the speakers.
Post date: 22 Sep 2020
The project belongs to a larger urban intervention with the new Grand Parc in Bordeaux, with green area and public spaces, and it occupies a central place in redefining the neighbourhood. It also has an identity vocation because it constitutes a visual catch from the perspective created by the plot where it is located. The volume, simple but slightly decomposed, expresses the public and private use of the building and highlights a forecourt that opens on the urban project of the Grand Parc.
Post date: 1 Sep 2020
The scope of the project was to increase the office surface through a roof extension, having a surface of around 900 m2, following sustainability and energy efficiency criteria.
Post date: 17 Jul 2020
Europeans have become used to seeing solar panels on the roofs of buildings. But there are plenty of other man-made surfaces in our cities and towns that could be used to harvest energy, including building surfaces.
Post date: 8 Jul 2020