The Building Futures Area of Advance has been strengthened since autumn 2016 with the addition of Liane Thuvander from Chalmers Architecture, who is taking on the role of new profile leader for the Urban Futures area. We asked Liane a few questions.
HSB Living Lab is one of the winners disseminating innovations and practices for sustainable cities globally. In the 4th edition of the contest “Green Building & City Solutions Awards 2016” were competing buildings and districts from all over the world that contribute to combating climate change. The awards were announced during the international conference on climate COP22 in Marrakech, on...
Nearly everyone agrees that we must take a more sustainable approach to housing. But what we mean by sustainable can vary considerably. Architect Pernilla Hagbert describes the complexity of the issue in a new thesis. “To find the best solutions, we must dare to question our perceptions of what constitutes a home and also see housing in a wider perspective, not just see individual buildings,” she...
Using new software, developed by Mikael Johansson, complex BIM models can be rapidly converted to a VR environment to make the features of the model accessible to the user. The technology makes it possible for those involved in construction projects to use a screen or a VR headset to orient themselves inside the environment, which makes it easy to test changes and gather opinions from users.
Guest Lecture Series - Invited speakers: Kasper Guldager Jensen, Chrisna du Plessis, Nabeel Hamdi and Nina Maritz.
Mistra Urban Futures is a centre for sustainable urban development. The centre aims to make a real difference to the environment and the lives of people in the world's cities.
Building Futures is the host for HSB Living Lab, a Chalmers infrastructure focusing on future housing.
NPRA has a vision of climate-neutral roads. Chalmers researchers have been commissioned to devise a number of different scenarios for a safe, environmentally friendly, efficient and universally designed road network.
Building Futures Area of Advance is contributing to Climate-KIC, a major international climate and innovation partnership.