In the supermarket queue, the young cashier tells an older lady, “You should bring your own bags for your shopping. Plastic bags are not environmentally friendly.”
The lady apologized and said, “Sorry, there was none of this ‘green talk’ at all in my day.”
The boy replied: “Yes, and that is exactly our problem today, ma’am. Your generation did not care enough about the environment. Our environment.”
While Passive House (German: Passivhaus), a standard for energy efficiency in a building is not new, it is still far from being the norm. Particularly in Portugal, common misperceptions persist, including the view that these standards compromise on aesthetics and affordability.
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