Designing cities for people
The age of green building technology, big data, and autonomous cars is here but what happens to our streets and buildings? Advances in cross laminated timber could make for buildings that are kinder to the planet and with benefits for people. Data-driven computational design and visualisation tools allow architects to augment their design process and optimise buildings for environmental sustainability and social interaction. Automated vehicles will allow cities to reinvent their streets and sidewalks. All these technologies provide architects with new opportunities to dramatically rethink our built environment.
The lecture takes place on Tue 16 Nov 2021 at 19:00 MSK
Who will teach you?
Stefan Al
Stefan Al Architects
Stefan Al is an architect, urban designer, researcher, and educator. He has worked on some of the world's largest structures, including the 2000-feet tall Canton Tower. He served as a professor at various institutions such as Virginia Tech, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he was invited to be a TED Resident and advisor to various city governments, including Hong Kong. In addition to his work as a designer, he has published eight books that explore the pressing design challenges in cities. They have been widely acclaimed including by the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Record, The Times and NPR.
Petr Kudryavtsev
Petr Kudryavtsev is an urbanist and sociologist, a co-owner of Building Media Group, and a partner at Citymakers. In the past years, he worked as publisher and editor-in-chief for ARX professional journal in architecture and cooperated with other specialists to have founded the Territorial Development Institute (TDI), which designed 20+ major urban construction projects for Moscow and various regions of Russian, created the Friends of Zaryadye public movement. Since 2012, he has served as a partner in Citymakers Bureau, which specialises in socio-cultural programming, creation of concepts for the development of urban districts and public spaces, as well as educational projects. Kudryavtsev has authored more than a hundred papers in leading architectural publications and served as an official representative of the World Architecture Festival in Russia, and a member of the Festival's judge panel.