May
07
97 PHOTOS FROM 7TH VELUX DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM IN BERLIN

by VELUX Group

We have just published 97 fantastic photos from last week’s VELUX Daylight Symposium, a 2-day conference focused on the use of daylight to create buildings that promote human health and well-being with groundbreaking daylight research and generous lectures related to daylight in architecture by leading architect offices and researchers from Europe and the USA.

The symposium took place in the iconic Café Moskau in Berlin on 3-4 May under the theme “Healthy & climate friendly architecture – from knowledge to practice” and […]

May
04
LONE WIGGERS: LIVE KEYNOTE FROM THE 7th VELUX DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

“Happy people in healthy architecture” by Lone Wiggers

Lone Wiggers (Denmark) architect maa and partner in C.F. Møller (since 1997), at present with a staff of approx. 325 employees divided between six departments in Aarhus, Aalborg, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and London. She has taken part in a large number of projects with a broadness ranging from housing, domiciles, schools, senior institutions, hospitals, museums to planning and design. The projects have been conducted as sketching, project supervisor and design responsible partner. Recent […]

STEFAN BEHNISCH: LIVE KEYNOTE FROM THE 7th VELUX DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

“Daylight as a qualitative aspect and driving element in developing architecture” by Stefan Behnisch

Stefan Behnisch (Germany), Behnisch Architekten, is an award-winning architect and advocate of sustainable design. He studied philosophy, economics and architecture. Prior to establishing his own practice in 1989, he worked as an architect at Behnisch & Partner, the practice run by his father, Prof. Günter Behnisch. Since 2005, Stefan Behnisch’s firm, Behnisch Architekten, opened offices in Los Angeles (1999-2011), Boston and Munich. In 2007, he received a Global […]

OMAR GANDHI : LIVE KEYNOTE FROM THE 7th VELUX DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

“Using natural light as a tool for creating a strong architectural narrative” by Omar Gandhi

Omar Gandhi (Canada), Omar Gandhi Architect, will share his keynote live from the 7th VELUX Daylight Symposium in Berlin. Omar Gandhi is recognized as one of the world’s top 20 young architects by Wallpaper* Magazine, one of Canada’s 20 most influential people by Monocle Magazine, and as one of 2016’s ‘Emerging Voices’ by The Architectural League of New York, the sessional instructor at his Alma Mater, […]

ANNE LACATON: LIVE KEYNOTE FROM THE 7th VELUX DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

“Freedom of use” by Anne Lacaton

Anne Lacaton (France) is an award-winning architect and part of the duo Lacaton & Vassal, having made reuse of existing materials and integration of daylighting in standard construction their signature architecture and adding a social dimension to architectural design. See more on The Daylight Site.

May
03
WATCH LIVE KEYNOTES FROM THE 7TH DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

By the VELUX Group

Four keynote presentations by critically acclaimed architects will be live-streamed from the international forum for daylight and architecture, the Daylight Symposium, to be held for the 7th time, 3-4 May 2017.

Watch LIVE here starting 4 May, 9:10 AM CEST:

This year, the Daylight Symposium features leading international architects who will share ideas, experiences and viewpoints on how daylight matters in architecture.

Here is the LIVE broadcast schedule:

3 May, 9:20 AM CEST

“Daylight as a qualitative aspect and driving element in […]

May
01
WHY IS EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN SO IMPORTANT IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE?

By Kathrine Westermann

Creating the buildings of tomorrow is an immense responsibility. Today, our schools, hospitals and living spaces must provide optimal conditions that support health and productivity. But how can architects meet increasing demands while delivering environments for high performing individuals and human health?

Evidence-based design, which implements modern research results on the wellbeing effects on humans, into the creation of space, is at the heart of Lone Wiggers’ architecture.

Having worked as an architect for 27 years and as partner in […]