Ron Bakker, one of the Founding Parnters of PLP Architecture London, discusses the question of how smart buildings can improve the experiential quality of our built environment in more detail in his 1Lectures on Thursday 11 April.
The Edge, PLP Architecture 2015, © Ronald Tilleman (crop)
We have seen in recent years how innovative smart technologies are making buildings more productive, healthy and efficient, and how they can help us to save natural resources. Yet, most of these technologies do not visibly appear to be part of the architectural scenarios we apply in our designs.
The question we should now discuss is how radical innovations in the fields of life sciences, mobility, material technology, communication and machine intelligence can help to enhance the experiential quality of our built environment. How will the blurring lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres make rapidly expanding cities around the world wonderful, happy and equitable places to live and work – for ours and for future generations.
About Ron Bakker
Ron Bakker is one of the Founding Partners of PLP Architecture, a London-based group of architects, designers and thinkers who value the transformative role of ideas and the capacity for architecture to inspire. He has contributed award-winning buildings and urban design projects to major world cities and his work – which includes The Edge in Amsterdam – is widely recognized for its civic and environmental responsiveness. Ron is passionate about people, the architectural quality of their cities and the role of new technologies in the built environment.
1Lectures | PLP Ron Bakker | Will Architecture Be Disrupted?
Date: Thursday 11 April 2019
Time: 8 PM / Doors 7.30PM
Location: Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Waterlooplein 213
Tickets: €7,50,- | Available in our online ticketshop
Academy of Architecture Amsterdam students are entitled to free admission on presentation of their student ID card.