Addressing the challenges of climate change in architecture is the theme of the training led by Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane. A current topic where technology and materials are at the forefront of current debates.
By the end of the training, participants will have assimilated:
Heatwaves, extreme cold, violent winds, storms, hurricanes, heavy snowfall, floods, drought, air pollution...
What is the impact of climate disruptions on our approach to designing and innovating? How can we anticipate the necessary future adaptations at the urban, landscape, and architectural levels? How can our architectural choices protect life from climatic extremes?
Mitigate them? What innovative solutions will emerge in the face of resource scarcity? How can we move beyond preconceived ideas and propose imaginative and innovative responses?
These are some of the questions that will be addressed during this training.
Dominique Jakob, born in France, graduated from the Paris-Villemin architecture school (1991) and holds a degree in art history (Paris I University). In 1998 Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane founded the Jakob+MacFarlane agency. Dominique taught at school
of architecture Paris-Villemin and Paris-Malaquais, at the special school of architecture, as well as at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. She was named Woman Architect of the Year 2019 by the Association for Research on the City and Habitat (ARVHA). She has been a full member of the French Academy of Architecture since 2016.
Brendan MacFarlane, born in New Zealand, graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles (Sci-Arc) (1984) and holds a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Boston (1990). He has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, the Architectural Association in London, the Special School of Architecture in Paris, Sci-Arc and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jakob+MacFarlane were the initiators of the French section of ‘Architects Declare’ (French Architects are mobilizing in the face of the Climate and Ecological Emergency); its projects ‘Energy Plug’ in France and ‘Living Landscape’ in Iceland are winners of the global C40 Reinventing Cities competition. They lecture and exhibit their works internationally, with participation in the 2021 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism and COP26 in Glasgow among recent examples.