|Circular Tectonics: Towards ecological continuity, -means, - relations, strategies and -innovation in architectural practice |
Marie Frier Hvejsel
Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology, Aalborg University
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Artsm School of Architecture, CINARK
The notion of 'tectonics' has been developed and applied throughout architectural history as a critical means through which to position the discipline in its context; the societal, technological as well as the physical. Today the complexity of contextual relations and challenges that govern architecture are multiplying and governed by an ever more present call for a viable, ecological, and human development of the built environment. With the title 'Circular Tectonics', this mini-symposium investigates the potential of tectonic architectural theory and method for arriving at ecological continuity, -means, -relations, -strategies and -innovation in architectural practice. Hence, we invite critical contributions that discuss, develop, and apply tectonics related questions such as 'design for disassembly', 're- and upcycling', 'life cycle scenarios', 'transformation versus preservation', etc.
|Novel approaches to experimental design and production of Timber- and Bio-based structures and architecture |
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
|With the development of tools and procedures for design and production, and the interlinking of these tools for enhanced compatibility and overall performance, timber is currently revealing a big potential in structures and architecture. Not only is this demonstrated in the already seen high-risers but also in the increased application for complicated and or complex geometries and new typologies. This mini-symposium aims at presenting and discussing experiences of this potential and how it can be released and developed as a resource efficient, environmentally benign form of construction enabling sustainable buildings both low-cost and unique ones. ||