Roundtable 2014 – Re-materializing Construction – Boston (expert abstracts)
1st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction
June 30 to July 2, 2014, MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA
The Roundtable brought together experts from different fields – material scientists, engineers, architects, sociologists, historians, policy makers, and industry leaders – to devise a clear agenda for retooling and reorienting construction towards a more sustainable future.
- Introduction: Re-materializing Construction
- Alejandro Aravena: Re-materializing Construction? Labels and videos
- Annette Aumann: Re-materialization … after the Roundtable
- Xuemei Bai: Critical questions in achieving “zero-material construction”
- Philippe Block: How to make sustainability sexy?
- Michael Braungart: A building like a tree, a city like a forest
- Jens Diebold: An ambition to drive change
- John Fernández: Dematerializing multiple worlds
- Maarten Gielen: Complementary remarks on a discussion
- Guillaume Habert: What buildings do?
- Anna Heringer: A few notes from a discussion about de-materialization
- Mark Jarzombek: Let’s create the Institute for the Study of Urban Metrics (ISUM)
- John Ochsendorf: The absence of debate
- Shrashtant Patara: We “Re-materialize”
- Werner Sobek: We have to be more radical
- Mark Swilling: Can we double the extent of the global built environment without urban dematerialization? If not, how will dematerialization on scale be achieved?
- Summary by Vivian Loftness: Re-materalization: the future of material use in building
- Biographies of participants
- Impressions from 1st Holcim Roundtable