Nature Strikes Back. A new design ethos for the climate responsive city:
Flemming Rafn, Co-founder and partner of Danish architecture studio THIRD NATURE, will introduce his office’s major works. His key concepts are driven by the notion that a coherent and optimized design creates the most powerful impact and sustainable solutions for the city as a whole, but also adds to the sensitivity to individual spaces, places and the people. A sensitivity that invites the users to a more informed, joyful and sustainable everyday life.
THIRD NATURE (Tredje Natur in Danish), calls its projects humane solutions to man-made problems. The architecture office explores the territory between plan, infrastructure, building and nature. This optimistic yet critical approach leads to innovative proposals for new building typologies and urban natures, that are developed with a deep understanding of the city’s metabolism, as well as the pragmatics of the architectural gameplay and profession. Through examples of THIRD NATURE’s work Flemming will show how they redesign cities to deal with the climate crisis and make the most of a sticky situation.
The UTSOA Spring 2021 Lecture Series will be presented digitally through Zoom and will be live-streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel. All lectures will take place at 12:30 PM unless noted otherwise.