DAY 2 / HOME / WITH ASID, MARKO BRAJOVIC, ZUS ARCHITECTS & MORE
20: Resilient Architecture
In many areas of the world houses are threatened by natural disasters. Climate change is aggravating both the frequency as well as the extremity of phenomena such as hurricanes, flooding and tsunamis as well as long term climate conditions including sea level rise, shifting spectra towards ultra violet, regional drought and such. The home, its construction and design of its exterior as well as its interior will have to respond: Resilient Architecture, architecture with a build in capacity to maintain functionality of vital parts during extreme circumstances.
This is a Reflection on Resilience Architecture. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) wants to open up the dialogue and collect different perspectives on Resilient Architecture: architecture that will maintain vital functionality during extremes and will recover after the situation returns to normal. In this inspirational and reflective session, you will listen to different experts (interior designers, a former mayor, architects and urbanists) who all share their own view on the topic. Starting at the interior we will gradually zoom out to the exterior and end at the bigger perspective of the urban environment. What is Resilient Architecture? What will it look like? Where do we need it? What about the user/resident/citizen? What responsibility does the maker have?
How have people been coping with extremes in the past? What can we learn from products that have been designed to take a few blows? What inspiration does nature itself offer us?
Moderator: Lucas Verweij
Cutting down on household emissions and energy is a responsibility for all of us: the people who own, rent, build and design houses. Lighting, heating, cooking, washing …all of these activities offer potentialities for serious emission reductions. The question here is how we can design residential facilities, household products and services that persuade people to make the behavioural switch?