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Footprint's 5 things to do this week

This week’s events include Bill Bordass speaking at a debate about professionalism and James Timberlake on prototyping architecture

Physiomimetics: a process architecture and construction paradigm


When: 18 February, 6pm

Where: Architectural Association

In this talk Rupert Soar of Freeform Construction will speak about digital fabrication processes, phase-change and selectively curable construction materials.

Concrete elegance: low energy office architecture


When: 19 February, 6.30pm

Where: The Building Centre

This talk sponsored by the Concrete Centre will focus on 2 low energy office buildings; Loughborough Design School, by Burwell Deakins Architects and Wakefield One, by Cartwright Pickard.

Edge debate 54: a new professionalism

Bill Bordass

When: 20 February, 6pm

Where: The Building Centre

This debate follows on from a debate held in 2011 entitled ‘What does it mean to be a building professional in the 21st century’. The debate led to the development of a special issue of the journal Building Research and Information on new professionalism. This debate with speakers Bill Bordass of the Usable Buildings Trust, Harry Rich from RIBA, and Will Hughes of the University of Reading, among others will examine the relationships between professionals, governments and markets.

Dissecting sustainable homes


When: 21 February, 6.30pm

Where: Roca London Gallery

Join the We Are Water Foundation for an evening focused on what makes a sustainable home. Richard Hawkes of Hawkes Architecture, and Oliver Schneider from The Facility will give insight into this vast topic by dissecting their recent residential projects.

James Timberlake: prototyping architecture


When: 21 February, 6.30pm

Where: The Building Centre

James Timberlake of Philadelphia-based KieranTimberlake Architects will give the keynote speech at the prototyping architecture conference. The practice which has been appointed for the new US Embassy at Nine Elms are well known for their hi-tech approach to sustainability.


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