Design Studio as laboratory for interactions between architectural education and society

Design Studio has always been the backbone of architectural education, the driving force of architecture development and the nucleus of architectural debate.

Today’s society confronts us with demanding questions for which no preconceived solutions are available. This calls for socially aware design experimentation. Can the studio raise this new awareness, preparing future architects to become agents of transformation?

This conference is framed as a studio in itself. It entails practice, education and research. The participants are invited to question, inquire and debate the relationship between architectural education and society.

Still on:

Photo Gallery
Available at FAUP’s Facebook page
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Exhibition Neigbourhood: Where Alvaro meets Aldo
FAUP’s Gallery, until September 17
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Exhibition Diploma Project
FAUP Auditorium Lobby
August 29th – September 28th
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Exhibition Regional Winners of the International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture
FAUP Exhibition Gallery Hall
August 29th – September 28th
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For more than 75 years the VELUX Group has created better living environments by bringing daylight and fresh air into homes and workplaces all over the world. Our products help create bright, healthy, energy-efficient places in which to live, work, learn and play.

The VELUX Group has manufacturing and sales operations in more than 40 countries, with an extensive distribution network. Our products include roof windows and modular skylights, as well as a range of blinds, roller shutters, installation solutions and remote controls.

Every second year since 2004, the VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award. The award challenges the students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking and the award has grown into what is the largest competition of its kind for the architects who will shape the buildings of our future.

Since the first award, some 5,000 students from more than 80 countries have submitted more than 4,000 projects on the award theme “Light of Tomorrow”. Regional winners of the 2018 award will be invited to present their projects at the World Architecture Festival 2018 in Amsterdam.

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