潘天壹，生於台灣新竹，中華大學建築與都市計畫學士/ 淡江大學建築碩士，經歷大藏與潘冀聯合建築師事務所。創立城市創合設計團隊，秉持者人文與城鄉文化為永續耕耘之理念，營造敦厚之城鄉風貌為職；近年作品有: 新竹風LIVE HOUSE願景館，2016年參與台中世界花卉博覽會，擘劃森林園區之發現館。正隆森龍活虎館。2017年參與花蓮山海劇場，桃園新坡多功能場館，桃園橫山書法藝術館。
When Karen Tam Wu began her work in forest ethics, she never expected to be standing up to the CEO of the Shell Oil Company. What began with the company setting up three fracking stations near the headwaters in northern British Columbia, became a community-led campaign to stop the oil company from poisoning the groundwater that is so crucial to the surrounding area.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 4, 2014.
Maha Nasrallah and Maya Karkour share the adventurous experience of turning an old house into an exemplary, award winning eco-friendly home. Green magic, if you will!
Taking something old and crumbling away, and refurbishing it and enhancing what is already there, is a step closer to eco-friendly living and homes. Reusing and recycling wood, and using natural materials, Maha and Maya were able to create and inspire more to do the same.
The Madison startup community has exploded over the last few years. Madison stuartups now employ over 500 full-time people and a whole support netwrok of accelerators, workspaces, and organizations. Where did this startup ecosystem come from? Can a group of young, ambitious entrepreneurs with a bold vision truley shape the future of Madison?
Doris Sung is a biologist and architect elaborating on the use of smart materials like termo-bio-metal and different geometry, 3D printing and digital technology in architecture. She is working with self assembling systems, designing hardware, creating minirobotics and resilient buildings where people rely less on air conditioning in the summer time and developing window systems which retain the view while blocking the sunlight.
Faisal Arshad talks about space articulation and materials in his projects, including his lake-house passion project. Space utilization, materials, nostalgia, nature, cultural values, family and even language all tie into his ideas of what architectural projects and their essence is all about. Mr. Arshad's large collection of design and participation in architecture design all around the world bring wisdom and experience that makes for a great talk.