Whole Wood: Sarah Nichols / ARCHIZOOM

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Date 17.10.2022 18:00  
Speaker Sarah Nichols
Location
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
SUPERONDA TALKS
WHOLE WOOD


The SUPERONDA lecture series in autumn 2022 is organized with the laboratory IBOIS. It will focus on our constructive choices, mostly dictated by the dynamics of supply and demand of raw materials, as well as by the resulting international trade flows. This critical analysis of innovation will allow us to discuss the evolution of mentalities that aspire to give a new impulse within the wood construction, privileging the local circular economy.

SUPERONDA TALK N°1
SARAH NICHOLS


Monday 17 October 2022, 6 p.m.
Archizoom, SG building, Place Ada Lovelace, EPFL 

The material impact of human life on earth continues to intensify, driven overwhelmingly by construction. This is of course not without consequence, including the substantial portion of carbon emissions from the production of building materials like concrete and steel. It is therefore necessary to understand material supply not as a naturalized law of supply and demand but as a key site for design and transformation. This contribution by Sarah Nichols will contextualize the factors that determine material choice in architecture by looking at material supply chains as large technological systems and, in complement, by looking at how conceptions about building materials are shaped—in short, at the radical transition needed in material supply as a technical, political, and cultural challenge.

The lecture is also broadcast live on Zoom.
Meeting ID : 646 5060 5823
 

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free

Organizer

  • Yves Weinand, Christophe Catsaros, Archizoom

Contact

  • Cyril Veillon, Solène Hoffmann

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