LRC / SEA meet KTH Lighting Laboratory event on 11 December 2014 in Stockholm
November
13
15th GLENN MURCUTT INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE MASTER CLASS 05 – 19 JULY 2015 AUSTRALIA

by Lindsay Johnston, Architecture Foundation Australia

The fifteenth Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class will take place 05 – 19 July 2015. The first week will be held at the magnificent Boyd Education Centre ‘Riversdale’, on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, south of Sydney – the building designed by Glenn Murcutt (with his wife Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark) has been described as Glenn’s “masterwork”. The second week will be held in a heritage building in central Sydney, close to Sydney […]

November
11
A MODEL FOR ENQUIRY OF SUSTAINABLE HOMES OF MODEL HOME 2020

By Gitte Gylling Hammershøj Olesen, Aalborg University, Denmark

The thesis is a result of an Industrial PhD work carried out in collaboration between Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology and Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Investment and Holding Company VKR Holding A/S and roof window producer and Green Growth Thought Leader VELUX A/S. The work was carried out from winter 2009 til winter 2014.

The aim of the work is to develop a Model for Enquiry of Sustainable Homes through […]

November
06
SLEEP, WORK, LIVE – healthy living around the clock

by the VELUX Group

Our health and well-being are essential parameters to the quality of our lives. But we spend an excessive amount of time inside buildings – and the air that we breathe and the daylight we are exposed to have a great impact on those parameters.

In recent years, much of the debate on sustainable architecture – and the public discourse on sustainability as a whole – has focussed on energy, CO² emissions and the efficient use of material resources. […]

November
03
INTERNATIONAL VELUX AWARD 2014 FIRST PRIZE “LIGHT, REVITALISATION”

by Du Dikang, Li Le, Zhou Yujing & Ma Yao

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Teachers: Zhang Xin, Zhou Rong

The historic network of hutongs in Beijing used to extend into neighbourhoods close to the Forbidden City. These are now evolving into more homogeneous areas and contact with nature is being lost. The aim of the project is to reconnect with nature and the 24 solar terms that used to structure agricultural activity in previous eras when people could define time and season by […]

INTERNATIONAL VELUX AWARD 2014 SECOND PRIZE “MORNING GLORY CLOUD”

by Jaebong Jeon & Keunyoung Lim

Hanyang University and Hongik University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Teacher: Heejune Whang

The project reflects on how daylight can contribute to the unification of Korea. The Korean demilitarised zone is the strip of land running across the peninsula which serves as a buffer zone between north and South Korea. Protected by barbed wire, the existing demarcation line is inaccessible, so the border is more a psychological than a physical barrier. The design concept of an architectural border […]

INTERNATIONAL VELUX AWARD 2014 THIRD PRIZE “LIGHT OF HOPE”

by Snezhina Aleksieva, Zhenya Atanasova, Tsvetomira Ivanova & Pavel Tsochev

University of Architecture, Construction and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Teacher: Plamen Bratkov

At least 35 million people in the world are either temporarily or permanently exiled from their homes and there are more refugees or internally displaced people than at any time since 1994. With the crisis in Syria, there are 600,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, and Zaatari is now the second largest refugee camp worldwide, with a population of around 160,000. The camp […]