Join INTBAU for its Summer Series on educational initiatives transferring knowledge, craft and traditional skills central to architectural practice in the Mediterranean, the Gulf and beyond with speakers ICTP member Mohamad Hamouié, Yasmine El Majzoub of Terrachidia and INTBAU Spain’s Chapter chair Alejandro García Hermida
INTBAU asked its global audience to share creative responses to how COVID-19 has changed their relationship with the built environment and the wider world around them.
During these strange, new, and difficult weeks and months, we’ve all had to adjust to new ways of living and working. Some haven’t had nearly enough space, either green or personal, while others have felt isolated and adrift. The crowded trains and tall office towers that felt like the future suddenly now seem like the past, with heightened awareness for many of the importance of walkable local communities and greater balance with nature.
Traditional building, architecture, and urbanism of the southwestern United States is responsive to its culture, climate, and materials. From the Mesa Verde to Santa Fe, from ancestral to colonial traditions, whether stone masonry or adobe, southwestern traditions of building in the United States provide a rich resource for designers today and a wealth of examples of a climate-adaptive architecture.
INTBAU CUBA invites attendance and participation in its 15th Havana International Study Tour and Charrette, a program held in two parts, beginning with a study tour (March 8-10) and concluding with a charrette (March 11-13). Participants may attend either or both portions.
The tour will introduce participants with the history of the Architecture and Urbanism of Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its urban evolution. The Charrette will start a 100 Years Plan for Havana based on Classical Planning Principles.
This year will focus on the challenges of suburban development and retrofit, with Lizz Plater-Zyberk, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Chris Leinberger, Bob Gibbs, Doug Kelbaugh, Dr. Richard Jackson, formerly of the CDC, Laura Petrella of UN-Habitat, George Ferguson, past president of the RIBA and former mayor of Bristol, UK, Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, former mayor of Freiburg, Germany, and many other mayors, planning staff members, developers, and other city leaders and “doers”.