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Better Living through Architecture

PRESENTED ON MAR 11, 2016
IN HAMPTONS @ VOL 15

Bruce Engel went into architecture with the dream he could make life better through architecture. His dream took him to Africa, where he helped design a women's center in Rwanda and other houses for local villages.

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Building A Better Shelter

BY DAVID KELLY
@ VOL 8 ON APR 12, 2013

David Kelly has recently come back to Bangor from spending time living in and learning about alternative living. Now he is on a mission to design perfect self-sufficient homes as well as growing bushels of heritage apples, heirloom tomatoes, and obscure berries on his family's homestead. 

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Abandoned Spaces, A Better Tijuana

BY MIGUEL BUENROSTRO
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Miguel Buenrostro talks about his inititive for making Tijuana a better place for locals and tourists. Either by encouring arists and architects to recreate abondoned spaces ("DIY Urabnsim") or documenting the poorer areas to raise awarness, his efforts have contirbuted to the overall well being of Tijuana by transformring it into a cultural hub with a slowly reviving economy. 

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Modern Living

BY SOPHIE BANNAN
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Fne arts masters student Sophie Bannan recreates the Modern Living architecture tour of 1969 in 2014, a tour of modernist residental architecture. Her inspiring tour tells the stories and architecure of many historical houses. 

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Landscapes for Better Living

BY KURT VOMFELL
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Kurt Vomfell shares his passion for Landscape Architecture and the subtleties behind site design, planning and vegetation. He gives us an insiders look at how landscape architects go about creating outdoor spaces that fit harmoniously with structures the surrounding lanscape.

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Expressions and Reflections - Culture through Architecture

BY GHOUSIA HUSSAIN AHMED
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

The best way to understand a traditional building’s architecture is to is to understand the culture that is reflected by it. Almost all countries have their societal and cultural values reflected in their architecture. This presentation by Ghousia Hussain Ahmed is about understanding the influence of culture on architecture that she has experienced during her travels across Pakistan and Europe. 

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Imagine Architecture Through the Use of Design, Light & Photography

BY BRIAN ANSEL
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Brian Ansel explores a creative and innovative way of persuading architecture into the viewer’s imagination through the use of design, light, and photography.  Suggesting that through the use of design, light, and photography, anyone can take an everyday ordinary object and turn it into a piece of architecture.

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My Favorite City :  Singapore through the lens of Architecture and Sustainability

BY SZUE HANN TAN
@ ACA 18 TOKYO DESIGN TALK, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 11, 2018

Tan Szue Hann, SIA and Chairman of ACYA Head introduces the history of Singapore and shares some of distinctive design projects from overground to underground across the city. 

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A Career Path Through Architecture

BY DENISE LIU
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Denise Liu received her undergraduate and Masters degree in architecture from the University of Manitoba. She has developed a focus on residential, retail, and hospitality interiors.