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Keynote Speakers Symposium Keynote Speakers Jan Knippers, Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering Jan Knippers, Prof. Dr. Sauerbruch Hutton - Project - KfW Westarkade This is one of the first high-rise office buildings worldwide that can be run with less than 100 KWh/a/sqm primary energy. It forms a 15-storey extension to the KfW Banking Group’s headquarters in Frankfurt, completing an existing ensemble of buildings from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Situated in the city’s West End, it lies adjacent to the central Palmengarten park. It offers space for some 700 new workplaces, as well as conference facilities. InBetween House House Karuizawa, Japan Koji Tsutsui & Associates, Tokyo, Japan 2011 World Architecture Festival 2011 - Category Winner South Elevation: Cottages & Thin Folding RoofIwan Baan The client chose a sloped site surrounded by Japanese larch trees in a mountainous region of Karuizawa, Japan, (an hour commute away from Tokyo on a bullet train) as the ideal location for their home.

Responsive architecture - six amazing projects Incorporating cutting edge technology, responsive architecture is able to adapt to its surrounding, sometimes changing shape colour or character depending on what is going on around it. Here’s our pick of some of the most exiting examples Prairie House, Illinois About Spatial Agency is a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced. Moving away from architecture's traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spatial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate. It suggests other ways of doing architecture. In the spirit of Cedric Price the project started with the belief that a building is not necessarily the best solution to a spatial problem. The project attempts to uncover a second history of architecture, one that moves sharply away from the figure of the architect as individual hero, and replaces it with a much more collaborative approach in which agents act with, and on behalf of, others. Although Spatial Agency started out as a critique of the conservative tendencies of mainstream practice, it ended up as a celebration of the bravery, canniness and optimism of an inspiring group of historical and contemporary figures.

Rafael Viñoly Architects Rafael Viñoly Architects is proud to announce the completion of the University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute New Building opening on October 3, 2013. An innovative and architectural tour-de-force, the new 24,400 gsm building will serve as a single collaborative environment within a world-class facility designed to adapt to continued growth and foster interaction between mathematics research groups in Oxford. The Mathematics Institute had originally been dispersed across four different sites when Rafael Viñoly Architects was hired to design a new building for the department. The department’s existing buildings were significantly crowded and offered no further space for expansion, and its dispersed community was in short of a clear focal point for undergraduate teaching, and also made it difficult for the various research groups and individuals to collaborate.

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