The year 2020 begins with a new event in The Architects Series, the exhibition format created by the magazine THE PLAN for the Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti brands. On Thursday, February 27, from 6.30 pm, the Milan showroom in via Bergognone 27 will host The Architects Series - A documentary on: Werner Sobek. The lecture “Build More with Less” by Werner Sobek will follow, where the participants will learn more about the studio’s design philosophy and discuss issues related to the world of architecture and the future of living.
The German studio Werner Sobek is renowned worldwide for its expertise in the fields of engineering, design, and sustainability. The studio’s philosophy is based on the fundamental idea that the architect should not use traditional materials and imitate previous models, but should come up with solutions that anticipate people’s living and work needs.
The concepts of energy efficiency, the enhancement of eco-sustainable technologies and a sense of responsibility towards nature and people are central to the design process. These principles have been translated into Triple Zero ®, an actual standard for sustainable architecture developed by Werner Sobek and registered as a protected trademark. It defines the criteria that a building must meet in order to satisfy the stringent quality requirements relating to the project’s environmental sustainability.
The practice works closely with many international architecture practices and with all types of materials and buildings, with a special focus on “lightweight structural design”, namely transparent façade systems and sustainable design concepts that combine high-quality engineering solutions with elegant design, a high level of comfort and a very low environmental impact.
Together with other architects and engineers, Werner Sobek founded the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), which is now working on a brand new, flexible and adaptable certification system for sustainable buildings in various countries.
Attendance is free, although it is necessary to confirm your presence by registering via Eventbrite. Architects attending for the entire duration of the conference will be able to claim 2 CPD credits.
The exhibition will be on display from February 27 until March 31, by appointment only.