The drive for carbon-neutral construction has elevated materials to an increasingly central role in architecture, writes Editor-In-Chief Kristo Vesikansa.
It will be years before the tangible impacts of the current epidemic will become visible to us.
The Covid-19 pandemic is has caused a great disruption in many fields of life – but also offers an opportunity for change.
Meanings that architecture conveys are not static but closely tied with the changes in society.
The word ‘empathy’ has a nice, kind ring to it: “someone has thought of me”. With the COVID-19 epidemic, however, the meaning of the word seems to have expanded and gained gravity.
Today, awash with material plenty, we have an ambivalent attitude towards handcrafted items.
What purpose do rules and regulations serve in the field of architecture?
What do togetherness, communities and participation mean for contemporary architectural practice? Do we need shared visions for the future?
Although the impact of economic trends on architectural practice is very real, as a profession, we seem not too keen on looking into the structures of the economy.