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Wolfgang Kessling Performance In Architecture Design For...
Wolfgang Kessling reviews some of the global challenges facing the world that directly involve architects and builders. He...
Wolfgang Kessling Performance In Architecture Design For...
Wolfgang Kessling discusses some recent projects that Transsolar has worked on, including the SAP Support Center (2004) in...
Wolfgang Kessling Performance In Architecture Design For...
Wolfgang Kessling discusses Transsolar's work on the Green Energy Office in Kuala Lumpur (2006), employing natural ventilation...
Wolfgang Kessling Performance In Architecture Design For...
Wolfgang Kessling discusses Transsolar projects, including BRAC University, Dhaka (2017) designed to accomodate 10,000 students...
Wolfgang Kessling Performance In Architecture Design For...
Wolfgang Kessling of Transsolar KlimaEngineering argues for a more integrated, iterative design process that creates...
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Alejandro Zaera-Polo surveys innovative building materials and technologies since World War II--from Albert Kahn, and Lee Porter...
Henk Ovink Design And Politics
Henk Ovink frames a survey of his work with the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force with a discussion of Sandy as a crisis...
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Henk Ovink describes five of the projects developed by Rebuild By Design teams that were selected in 2014 for implementation: the...

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Wolfgang Kessling reviews some of the global challenges facing the world that directly involve architects and builders. He argues that buildings are too often designed in a linear process, that ignores the local climate. He proposes a more integrated, iterative design process that creates comfortable environments with less energy, noting the use of simulation software to study thermal, daylight and airflow conditions.


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Wolfgang Kessling discusses some recent projects that Transsolar has worked on, including the SAP Support Center (2004) in Galway,  the Novartis headquarters in Basel with Frank O. Gehry (2015), and the masterplan for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi with Foster + Partners (2008).


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Wolfgang Kessling discusses Transsolar’s work on the Green Energy Office in Kuala Lumpur (2006), employing natural ventilation instead of mechanical cooling. The Gardens by the Bay Conservatories, Singapore (2013) provided an opportunity to re-think the greenhouse for tropical conditions, creating comfortable microclimates.


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Wolfgang Kessling discusses Transsolar projects, including BRAC University, Dhaka (2017) designed to accomodate 10,000 students in one building. The Austrian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo offered an opportunity to enhance the environment outside a building. He stresses that buildings designed for adaptive comfort consume 50% less energy. He adds that it is not Transsolar’s design solutions that should be copied, but the integrated, iterative design process.


Wolfgang Kessling Performance In Architecture Design For Comfort

March 2, 2016 | Video Lecturer:
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Wolfgang Kessling of Transsolar KlimaEngineering argues for a more integrated, iterative design process that creates comfortable environments with less energy, using simulation software to study thermal, daylight and airflow conditions. He discusses in detail some projects that Transsolar has worked on, including the SAP Support Center (2004),  and the Novartis headquarters in Basel with Frank O. Gehry (2015). He discusses the challenges of designing for climates that are arid (Masdar City in Abu Dhabi with Foster + Partners, 2008), and tropical (the Green Energy Office in Kuala Lumpur, 2006; The Gardens by the Bay Conservatories, Singapore, 2013; BRAC University, Dhaka, 2017). The Austrian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo offered an opportunity to enhance the environment outside a building. He stresses that it is not Transsolar’s design solutions that should be copied, but the integrated, iterative design process.

 

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Herwig Baumgartner introduces Wolfgang Kessling of Transsolar KlimaEngineering.
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Alejandro Zaera-Polo surveys innovative building materials and technologies since World War II–from Albert Kahn, and Lee Porter Butler, to the textile facades of the London Olympics. He notes the disconnect between sophisticated materials employed in pedestrian designs. He argues that the architectural and political resides at the level of the detail.


Henk Ovink Design And Politics

February 18, 2015 | Video Lecturer:
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Henk Ovink frames a survey of his work with the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force with a discussion of Sandy as a crisis that created an opportunity for rethinking environmental and infrastructural vulnerabilities. He briefly outlines the Dutch culture of water management. The Rebuild By Design initiative began as an attempt to create a similar ethos of water management in Manhattan and New Jersey. He describes the teams engaged in field research and extensive engagement with locals and relevant government agencies. Ovink concludes with a discussion of five of the projects developed by Rebuild By Design teams for water management and infrastructure for Manhattan and New Jersey.

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Dora Epstein Jones introduces Henk Ovink as a modern Odysseus, travelling between architecture, writing, curating and urban...
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Henk Ovink describes five of the projects developed by Rebuild By Design teams that were selected in 2014 for implementation: the New Meadowlands Productive City + Regional Park (MIT + CAU + ZUS + Urbanisten), Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: a Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken (OMA), Blue Dunes – The Future of Coastal Protection (WXY/West 8), Living with the Bay: a Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County’s South Shore (Interboro Team), and the Big U protective system around lower Manhattan (BIG Team).