Sustainability in architecture - lecture by Anne Bac

Date: 13.10

Time: 2:00pm

Place: Museum of Architecture

Sustainability is a paradigm of modern times, which led to the need to perceive architecture through the prism of its environmental impact as well as its impact on society social and developed space. Its objective is to reduce a negative impact of investments on the environment in order to restore it or even improve it. Sustainable architecture is one that contributes to the protection and improvement of the environment, social satisfaction and economic prosperity, in accordance with the aspirations of TBL. The previous Vitruvius perception of architecture through “durability, utility and beauty” or as in Broniewski’s approach via 'function, form and structure' have got a new dimension. Today architecture is complemented by social, environmental (ecological) and economic (economic) which are called pillars of sustainability. They introduce a new dimension of design and its effects. It would seem that architecture has always been associated with these values, but if that was the case, the current sustainability movement wouldn’t exist. As a result, balance manifests itself as a trend, which is characterized by specific reference to such concepts as: energy, water, materials, waste, nature, transport, place, community and process. They are seen through the prism of importance of 8R - reduce, reuse, recycle, renewable, regenerate, rething, respect and regulate. Its importance applies to all phases of the life cycle of any product: planning, design, construction, operation, dismantling, reuse and possibly recycling.

Universal architecture = tolerant architecture. Lecture by Martyna Stasiniewska

Date: 16.10

Time: 2:00pm

Place: Infopunkt Nadodrze 5 Łokietka St.

The aim of the lecture is to present the characteristics of universal architecture, adapted to the needs of all its users, which meets expectations of customers, but doesn’t exclude any individual – user of that space. There are solutions that can meet the aesthetic of the conservator’s office and don’t limit availability of building for people moving on a wheelchair. The presentation will show solutions which don’t disturb the seven principles of universal design: flexibility in use, simple and intuitive to use, equal opportunities in access, safety, tolerability, minimal exertion during use and sufficient space to use. The lecturer will talk about modern architectural design, technology, graphic signs and industrial design which allow to move around buildings and the city.