New Continuum courses released:

Inspiring Spaces
 ins spacesWhat if our health became the basis for judging every building and every public space? What if each of us—every person, everywhere—asked, “Does this place cause health? How does it make me feel?”

The architects involved in this session have design expectations that serve to optimise wellbeing and inspire. This session will explore health facilities that make people better and educational buildings that encourage learning and “teach” students. Case studies from Canada and Australia will be presented with clear examples of the benefits of human-centric design.
 Geographic Specificity: An African Perspective
 geoDavid Adjaye and his practice Adjaye Associates (founded in London, but since expanded to the US, Germany and Ghana) seek to create “buildings that belong to yet diverge from their contexts, absorbing and animating difference rather than homogenizing it.” Sensitivity to materials, color, shape, and light informs the work on all scales.
 Making Culture I
 makMaking Culture positions architecture as an element of culture, and the process of making architecture an act of cultural production. This approach asserts that the interpretation of and contribution to culture(s) as the primary productive task of architecture, before response to brief, programme, site or other obligations. A series of conversations will explore how the appeal of culture can be used as a tool to enable architecture’s transformative function, to enhance the particularity of place and to stimulate a renewal of institutions.
Modelling the architectural practice of the future
 modelIncreased globalisation and exponentially augmented technology will create almost infinite competition, causing product and service consumption patterns to change immensely - just some of the game changers architects will need to deal with. This seminar will help you start answering those key questions for your practice, help you identify whether you need to reinvent your business and / or your business model and if so, give you the tools to do so through practically reinforced, hands-on, fun exercises.