Portugal, Climate Change and Role of Architecture By Anabela Macieira, CEO and Founder Core Architects
It is truly inspiring to see how young people across the world, following the example of a lone campaigner outside the Swedish parliament last summer, are mobilizing and campaigning for action on climate change. In Portugal last year, children aged between 4 and 14 from Leira, which suffered deadly fires, took legal action targeting the 47 nations who are the major emitters in Europe – including the UK, Ireland, Germany and France.Read More
Women in architecture are behind some of the most recognizable and inspiring projects, and their numbers in architecture design schools continue to rise. Yet, in the construction and architecture industries across the world, they remain a minority and the pay gap is still not closing fast enough.Read More
It’s still early in the year, but 2019 is already proving an exciting year for architecture innovation. After attending the BAU conference, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems last January, I was overwhelmed with the scale and variety of new construction technologies and natural sustainable materials. Here are some of the most inspiring architectural and interior design trends that I hope to bring to CORE clients this year: Read More
Archa, the first open community of architecture, design and construction of Latin American featured Villa BJ in its home page. The article describes how CORE developed an underground extension embedded in the landscape, creating a house whose envelope is completely embedded in the landscape, and camouflaged with a green roof. Read more.
As sustainability becomes the norm in the global building industry, the use of sustainable materials has increased. However, with the growing trend for wellness architecture, leading architecture firms in this field are also prioritizing healthy materials that harm neither the environment nor the occupants.
The start of the year is a good time to step back and examine upcoming trends in the fast changing world of architecture design. The sustainability trend, which had its roots back in the 70’s, has to a large degree become a standard and this promises to continue to be a key trend in 2019.