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 Giu 2020
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 Giu 2020
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 Giu 2020
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 Mag 2020
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
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
Hospital Infra is your gateway to one of the Middle East's emerging healthcare markets - Kuwait! Previously known as Gulf Health, Hospital Infra will run under the Kuwait Building Show portfolio which covers over 8,500m² of exhibition space.
Post date: 12 Mar 2020
The International Passive House Association Blog is filled with entries related to highly energy efficient buildings. Topics include summer comfort, the first Passive House hospital, energy efficient high rises, integrating renewable energy sources into highly energy efficient buildings and much more! We encourage you to get involved by providing us with your feedback, content suggestions or simply joining the discussion and commenting on our posts.
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Against the background of climate change and increasing environmental awareness, new build construction is booming in some regions, while others face the challenge of retrofitting whole districts. In short: there has never been a better time to future-proof our building stock. The recent 23rd annual International Passive House Conference in Gaobeidian, China not only highlighted the international applicability of the Passive House standard, but also the enormous opportunity it presents to reduce CO2 emissions in the building sector.
Post date: 26 Feb 2020
March 25-27, 2020
The EBC Research Programme
Post date: 6 Feb 2020