#009 – Embodied Carbon, Decarbonise Now with ACAN, Kerry Watton & Bobby Jewell

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This week episode is with two members of the Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN): Kerry Watton and Bobby Jewell. We are talking about embodied carbon in the construction industry and how ACAN is acting to reduce carbon emission.

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In this episode we have two guests. Kerry Watton is an Architect with 7 years of professional experience and has joined ACAN in 2019 when it was created. Bobby Jewell is in charge of communication and press for ACAN.

ACAN is a network of individuals within architecture and related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown. 

ACAN exists to address the way our built environment is made, operated and renewed in response to the climate emergency. As a network of individuals, they channel personal energy, expertise and action towards a common goal – the systemic change of their profession and the construction industry as a whole. They see this as a matter of urgency.
 

There mission is to mobilise a new movement of professional activists towards this goal by building an open, supportive and inclusive organisation. ACAN empowers individuals to proactively seek change and facilitates collective effort through a shared platform built on collaboration.

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Topic(s): Embodied Carbon, Network

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StuCAN: ACAN for students and academics
COP26

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#008 – The future of Architecture, an Open Conversation with Duncan Baker-Brown

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Today’s conversation is with the Architect Duncan Baker-Brown. Through his story as an architect, we are exploring different solutions to reduce carbon emission, how to reuse waste material to erect new buildings, the importance of retrofitting existing buildings and how we can learn through history to design and build a better future.

Guest

Duncan Baker-Brown

Duncan is a practicing architect, academic and environmental activist. Author of ‘The Re-Use Atlas: a designer’s guide towards a circular economy’, he has practised, researched, and taught around issues of sustainable development and closed-looped systems for more than 25 years. He recently founded BakerBrown, an architectural practice and consultancy created to address the huge demands presented by the climate and ecological emergency as well as the challenges of designing in a post-COVID world. Over the years Duncan’s practices have won numerous accolades including RIBA National Awards and a special award from The Stephen Lawrence Prize for the Brighton Waste House – the prize money has since been used to set up a student prize for circular, closed loop design at the University of Brighton where Duncan teaches.

Duncan has worked on projects as diverse as ‘The Greenwich Millennium Village‘ in London, the RIBA’s ‘House of the Future’, the multi-award-winning ‘Brighton Waste House’ and recently he designed a new building for Glyndebourne Opera that will be constructed from waste flows and organic materials grown on site. Duncan is currently working on schemes for Net-Zero Carbon social housing with Brighton & Hove District Council, where he has recently lead on the drafting of their soon to be published Circular Economy Route Map.

Duncan is currently the Principal Investigator for two EU Interreg research programmes focussing on the re-use of construction waste, building deconstruction and re-construction. He is curating a summer school for August 2021 that will be based in Brighton. It will ask teams of students from across Northern Europe to focus on re-working material from de-constructed buildings in the neighbourhood. Called the ‘School of Re-construction’, Duncan is working on this project with Rotor DC from Brussels, Bellastock from Paris, together with Brighton & Hove City Council.

Duncan is an experienced public speaker. He also author’s academic papers, curate’s exhibitions and symposia, and host’s workshops in the UK, Europe and on occasion further afield. These events test ideas relating the important role the built environment has in contributing positively towards the existential challenge the Climate and Ecological Emergency present all sections of society, especially the disenfranchised.

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The Re-Use Atlas
University of Brighton
Greenwich Millennium Village
Glyndebourne Opera
The school of re-Construction
Rotor Deconstruction
Bellastock

Articles and Videos
Architects have declared, but what do we do next?
100 Day Studio: Duncan Baker Brown – ‘Mine The Anthropocene: A Case For Alternative Design’
J100 Awards Keynote speech 2019 by Duncan Baker-Brown
Can Architecture Matter?: Duncan Baker-Brown at TEDxBrighton
Designers Can Save Planet Earth! | Duncan Baker Brown
Duncan Baker-Brown: Approaches to Design

COMPANY(IES) MENTIONED

RIBA
ACAN
Greenpeace
Architects Declare

SHOW NOTES

  • Introduction about Duncan [01:34]
  • Duncan’s path to sustainable architecture [02:25]
  • Is sustainability a trend? [11:46]
  • Why retrofit is not famous? [15:47]
  • Opportunities of retrofitting buildings [19:00]
  • Challenges of retrofit [21:26]
  • COP26 and it’s opportunities [24:44]
  • Biodiversity in the UK: learning from history [28:24]
  • City and Countryside, two different reality [31:49]
  • How to change our practice for the best? [34:00]
  • COVID Pandemic, an opportunity for the Construction Industry [38:26]
  • The Re-Use Atlas & The Waste House Project [40:25]
  • Last word of faith from Duncan [46:47]

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#007 – Passivhaus Standard 101 with Matt Bridgestock

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How do we reduce carbon emission of our buildings? Well there is many different ways to do it. One of these is to reduce as much as we can the energy loss of our building. Keeping the warm inside, for cold climate, or the cold inside for warmer climate. Matt Bridgestock is explaining to us how the Passivhaus Standard has been designed to ensure an healthy environment to the occupant of the building and also reduces as most thermal losses. In this episode we are going to learn what is the Passivhaus, its challenges, opportunities, limitation and how to design a Passive House.

Guest

Matt Bridgestock

Matt is an experienced practitioner who has on a range of projects from rural housing design and research to inner city housing and urban regeneration. His work has won a number of design awards and he instigated both Hab-Lab and Passivhoos initiatives. As well as leading innovative architectural and planning projects, Matt is an enthusiastic tutor, writer and advocate for better design.
Matt is accredited by the RIAS in Sustainable Design, Passivhaus Designer, he is past chair of Scottish Ecological Design Association and a member of the Development Trust Association Scotland.

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Topic(s): Sustainability, Design

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John Gilbert Architects
History of Passivhaus Standard
Wolfgang Feist and Bo Adamson
Passivhaus Trust
Passivhaus case study
Passivhaus Guidance
Passivhaus Training

COP26
Ice Box Challenge

Guides & Articles

Building Performance Evaluation Guide
Easi Guide to Passivhaus Design
UK Passivhaus and the energy performance gap
Sustainable Renovation
A Developer’s Guide to Passive House Buildings
Passivtower – A solution for the low carbon city?
Building Fabric Thermal Performance of Passivhaus Dwellings – Does It Do What It Says on the Tin?
Strategies for mitigating the risk of overheating in current and future climate scenarios
Air Tightness Testing Protocol for Passivhaus projects
Passivhaus Primer: Air tightness Guide
Be.Passive: Lessons learnt from the Belgium Passivhaus experience
Passivhaus: Whole-life Costs of a Passivhaus

Books

EnerPHit: A Step by Step Guide to Low Energy Retrofit – James Traynor
Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Providing Energy Efficient Homes – Tom Dollard
Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design, 1st Edition – Donald B. Corner, Jan C. Fillinger, Alison G. Kwok, Routledge.
The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual – Christina Hopfe and Rob Mcleod
PHPP Illustrated: A Designer’s Companion to the Passive House Planning Package, 2nd edition – Sarah Lewis
Passive House Design – Roberto Gonzalo, Rainer Vallentin
An Introduction to Passive House – Justin Bere
Residential Retrofit: 20 case studies – Marion Baeli
The Passivhaus Handbook – Adam Dadeby and Janet Cotterell

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SHOW NOTES

  • Who is Matt Bridgestock? [02:06]
  • What is the Passivhaus Standard? [03:00]
  • Benefits of designing with Passivhaus [06:23]
  • Challenges of Passivhaus [08:43]
  • From where is the demand for Passive building coming? [13:55]
  • How much more expensive is a Passive House compared to traditional Standard? [16:47]
  • What is the Return On Investment? [17:21]
  • Is it possible to retrofit with Passivhaus Standard? [21:52]
  • Can we use the Passivhaus Standard in every climate? [24:06]
  • The 3 most important things to focus on for achieving the Passivhaus Standard [26:43]
  • Is it a myth that super air tight building have bad air quality? [30:30]
  • Does Passivehaus Standard specify materials? [35:22]
  • How to be a Certified Passivhaus Designer [37:52]
  • How to certify your building Passivhaus? [40:34]
  • Feedback from client on the Passive House buildings [44:03]
  • What stops Architects and designers to use the Passivehaus Standard? [46:50]
  • Matt ‘s last words on the subject [41:03]
  • BONUS for Ice Box Challenge [51:08]

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#006 – Being Part of the Sustainable Change in Architecture with SEDA, Catherine Cosgrove

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The Scottish Ecological Design Association, has been created about 30 years ago by Howard Liddell and Sebastian Tombs. The goal of this organisation: connecting people who want to share their knowledge on sustainability through conversation, sharing resources and information. Catherine Cosgrove is now the Chair of SEDA. In this conversation we are talking about how sustainability in architecture evolved in the last 30 years in the UK and what was the role of organisations like SEDA into this evolution.

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Catherine Cosgrove

Catherine is professional Architect with over 25 years experience, who is able to breakdown tasks into the most efficient way of working and ensuring deadlines are met.
She is an experience Architect who joined Austin-Smith: Lord in 2006, bringing to the practice more than fourteen years experience in the commercial, retail, public and housing sectors. Although her portfolio is varied, my main interest and expertise is in Sustainable Design.
She continually develops practical, applicable methods of introducing sustainable best practice into all aspects of Austin-Smith: Lord work.
Currently she is the Environmental Manager within Austin-Smith: Lord and have written and implemented the ISO 14001 standard throughout the practice.
She also a Certified European Passivhaus Designer, has RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design and she is the chair of the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)

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SEDA: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter
SADA Email: info@seda.uk.net
Architecture Design Scotland – Sebastian Tombs

PEOPLE MENTIONED

Howard Liddell
Sebastian Tombs

COMPANIES MENTIONED

Trada
GreenPeace
BRE
BREAM

SHOW NOTES

  • Who is Catherine Cosgrove? [02:56]
  • History of architectural sustainability in the UK [05:40]
  • Where does the demand for sustainable design comes from? [11:30]
  • What is SEDA and what role it has in sustainability [15:20]
  • What does SEDA has to offer? [27:27]
  • How to get involved: as a member or a volunteer [31:00]
  • Why SEDA [35:05]

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Bonus – Expanding Your Network with apirATion CIAT, Alyx Stickle

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Are you a Architectural Technology (AT) Student or a young professional? Do you want to start or expand your network in the Construction Industry? Or maybe you are a professional looking for young and motivated AT, some fresh blood? In this bonus episode Alyx, aspirATion Group Chair for Scotland East Region, is telling us how aspirATion can help you with that and more!

Topic(s): Networking

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Get in touch with Alyx

LinkedIn | Twitter

aspirATion CIAT Scotland

SHOW NOTES

  • Who is Alyx ???? [01:33]
  • What is aspirATion CIAT? [02:20]
  • How aspirTtion CIAT is organised across the UK [02:49]
  • What services aspirATion CIAT has to offer to AT students and young professionals [03:14]
  • How to get involved [04:16]
  • What is it coming for summer 2021? Understand what type of support [05:00]
  • Why Alyx joined the aspirATion CIAT and how is it beneficial to her [07:16]
  • How to expand your network through aspirATion CIAT [09:04]
  • Find a mentor with aspirATion CIAT [10:40]
  • How to create event with aspirATion [11:27]

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#005 – Climate Crisis, The Construction Industry Needs To Act Now! with Scott McAulay, AAS

by Hugo Taillandier

In this episode we are discussing the climate crisis, the lack of response from our institutions and the Construction Industry and how we have the power to take action and be part of the solution.

Topic(s): Sustainability

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Scott McAulay

Scott is an activist, architectural designer, educator and writer. His ongoing work through the Anthropocene Architecture School fuses architectural education, climate literacies and sustainable design – utilising activist media strategies and educational workshops to catalyse and support responses to the Climate and Ecological Emergency from within the construction industry. Articles covering this work have been featured in and published by Archinect, the Architects Journal, the RIBAJ Journal, the RIAS Quarterly on numerous occasions, TIME, and the impacts of this work led to me being recognised as one of the RIBAJ’s Rising Stars cohort of 2020.

Having graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2019 – He completed his final year between the University of Dalhousie in Nova Scotia and Scotland. His expertise and focus in university was ecological materials and their health benefits, leading me to take opportunities outwith university to work in hands-on capacities with these materials in the U.K. and France – hempcrete construction and straw bale specifically. Since completing his studies, he has lectured on activism in architectural capacities and climate literacy at 15 universities across the U.K, Canada and the Netherlands – delivering 36 workshops through the Anthropocene Architecture School project in its first 2 years, and being invited to speak at another 38 events elsewhere – including delivering an educators’s climate literacy session to staff at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, presenting at the Landscape Institute’s Climate Emergency CPD sessions, and speaking at the RIAS National Convention.

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SHOW NOTES

  • Who is Scott [01:32]
  • Inspiration and origin to his work [02:04]
  • What is the Anthropocene Architecture School [05:23]
  • Why the AAS and his vision of the future [06:52]
  • Why are we still doing business as usual [13:53]
  • Why our institutions are not taking action [20:26]
  • What a workshop at the AAS looks like [31:20]
  • Others resources available at the AAS [35:31]
  • How to have access to those resources [36:49]

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#004 – Circular Economy in the Construction Industry, with Stephen Boyle, Zero Waste Scotland.

by Hugo Taillandier

Episode number 4 is a conversation with Stephen Boyle from Zero Waste Scotland. An introduction to the Circular Economy in the Construction Industry. How to reduce waste, bring value to your building, reduce environmental impact and redefine our sense of ownership. Creating a better world for our generation and future generations. This is what Circular Economy is about

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Stephen Boyle

Stephen has worked in the area of environmental regulation and management, and resource efficiency support for over 30 years. He qualified as a Chemist in 1989 and worked for 20 years in various positions for Scottish environment protection bodies.

In 2008 Stephen left SEPA for the world of consultancy where he worked in various positions primarily around climate change and energy issues. Over 4 years Stephen was fortunate to work for a number of companies and organisations including a 6 month secondment to the Department of Transport as their Stakeholder Manager for the introduction of the EU ETS to the Aviation Sector, program managing 3 programmes with the Carbon Trust introducing Carbon Management to public and private organisations across Scotland and many smaller projects across the UK and overseas.

In 2012 Stephen joined Zero Waste Scotland to lead the delivery of business support through the Scottish Government’s Resource Efficient Scotland programme. Stephen is now a Strategic Programme Manager at Zero Waste Scotland, which results in him working across numerous teams and programmes within ZWS, from Litter and Flytipping to the Circular Economy, but Stephen has a particular passion for the construction sector and the opportunities and possibilities it has to drive resource efficiency, drive innovation and the circular economy and directly tackle climate change.

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Get in touch with Stephen Boyle: LinkedIn

Zero Waste Scotland Podcast – Listen to it !

Zero Waste Scotland – Website
Energy Efficiency Strategy
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Denmark sets out phased embodied carbon targets for buildings
Building As Material Bank (BAMB) European Commission
Waste House by BBM is “UK’s first permanent building made from rubbish”
Community Leisure Facility, Seaton Park, Arbroath – 90% Recycled Materials
UK Green Building Council
Co-op’s headquarters declared greenest building in the world
What is servitisation, and how can it help save the planet?

EXTRA LINK RECOMMENDED BY STEPHEN

Supply Chain Sustainability School
Zero Waste Scotland – Construction Industry
Scottish Future Trust
UK Green Building Council
WRAP Cymru

SHOW NOTES

  • What is Zero Waste Scotland [03:18]
  • Stephen Boyle and the Construction Team at Zero Waste Scotland [03:58]
  • How ZWS helps the construction Industry [05:26]
  • Definition of Circular Economy in the Construction Industry [6:51]
  • The evolution of Circular Economy in the UK [08:40]
  • Main challenges to implement Circular Economy in the Construction Industry [12:15]
  • Where to start with Circular Economy? [16:49]
  • Is it possible to build a building with only recycled or refurbished materials? [28:36]
  • Does Circular Economy brings other value than reducing cost, environmental impact…? [33:00]
  • What is Servitisation? [40:18]
  • Last inspiring words for Stephen Boyle [44:00]

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#003 – Sustainability, A Perspective From The Construction Industry

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Topic(s): Architecture, Sustainability

Today’s episode is, again, about sustainability but from a different perspective. From the perspective of the construction industry. Our guests are going to answer a couple of question: What is their definition of sustainability and what is their best advice to achieve sustainability in architecture. From student to experienced professional this episode will give us a bigger picture of how sustainability is currently perceived in the construction industry.

Guests

Lauren Grant

Lauren is currently a third year student in Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier University. She is one of my classmate, so I can tell how much she’s passionate, creative and determinate in her work. She has always been a great source of inspiration to me and the quality of her work is a great source of motivation. In this episode. You will understand what I mean in this episode. You can follow Lauren’s work on Instagram @architecture_with_lauren

Scott Bissett

Scott is a early graduate Architectural Technologist. Currently working full-time with ECOsystems Technologies, He is also an talented graphic designer and believe of the power of visual communication. With this talent and passion in visual graphic Scott started to create some graphic designs as a freelancer and he is also involved in online education centre start up during his free time. Knowing Scott for almost three years, let me tell how much he is ready to give to help people. We need more Scott on this planet.

Zarja Krevelj

Zarja is also an Architectural Technologist, currently working full-time with HLM Architect, she is passionate about sustainability. She dedicated her 4 years of study at Edinburgh Napier University to create sustainable architecture in her projects by using mass timber. She knows how to use her technical knowledge and creativity to produce amazing designs and solutions in a project.

Jon Stinson

Jon is an Architectural Technologist since 2007. He worked at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) as a Researcher working within the Scottish Energy Centre, alongside the Building Performance Centre, and Institute for Sustainable Construction. He was also the module leader for the undergraduate Architectural Technology programme. I had the privilege to be one of his student for my 2 first years at ENU. He is one of the person that drives me to do my best and inspire me. One of the best lecturer I ever had (and I had a lot). His passion to teach people on how to create a better architecture pushed him to co-launched Building Research Solutions Ltd, which offers science-based solutions with academic rigour commercially. More about his work on Researchgate and Academia.edu.

Silvia Taurer

Silvia founded LRCZ in 2008 and is a founding member of the RTC Europe Foundation since 2012. She first got exposed to the concept of BIM or integrated planning as a contractor for the emerging Revit platform in early 2007 and since then wholeheartedly embraces the vision on creating a better future for the generations ahead by extensively utilizing unbiased collaborative thinking. She is a free spirit and lateral thinker; combining industry knowledge, managerial assets and clear vision. By doing so, Silvia has contributed to conferences such as RTC Europe and BiLT Europe as well as influenced other industry related events, shaping the individuality of those. I’ve met Silvia at the BiLT Academy Europe Summit 2019 in New College Lanarkshire in Scotland. She is full of energy and drivenness. Around her everything seems possible, well at least it is my feeling. The BiLT Academy Europe hosts a brilliant podcast focusing on how technology in the construction industry can help to create a better future. It’s brilliant! Listen to it!

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LinkedIn | LRCZ Website | BiLT Academy | BiLT Academy Podcast

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  • Lauren’s answer [03:40]
  • Scott’s answer [09:14]
  • Zarja’s answer [14.26]
  • Silvia’s answer [19:09]
  • Jon’s answer [26:34]

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#002 – Is Sustainability Will Save Us? with John R. Ehrenfeld

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Topic(s): Sustainability, Architecture, Flourishing, Personal Development

Dr. John R. Ehrenfeld returned to his alma mater, MIT, in 1985 after a long career in the environmental field, and retired in 2000 as the Director of the MIT Program on Technology, Business, and Environment. Following that, he served until 2009 as Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, guiding its development from its founding in 2000. His latest book is The Right Way to Flourish: Reconnecting with the Real World, published by Routledge in 2019.  He is also the author of Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming our Consumer Culture, and Flourish: A Frank Conversion about Sustainability (with Andrew Hoffman). He served from 2008 to 2012 on the adjunct faculty at the Marlboro College Graduate Center where he taught “Exploring Sustainability” in the MBA for Managing Sustainability program. He is currently a trustee of the Viridis Graduate Institute and also an adjunct faculty. His has taken up writing poetry in his 80’s and had several poems published.

In October 1999, the World Resources Institute honored him with their first lifetime achievement award for his academic accomplishments in the field of business and environment. He received the Founders’ Award for Distinguished Service from the Academy of Management’s Organization and Natural Environment Division in August 2000. He spent part of the 1998-1999 academic year at the Technical University of Lisbon as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and was Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Delft during the 2000-1 academic year. He is an editor (Emeritus) of the Journal of Industrial Ecology . He holds a B. S. and Sc. D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and is author or co-author of over 200 papers, books, reports, and other publications.

His CV can be downloaded from this link and list of publications at this one.

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Aristotle on Flourishing
The Divided Mind – Iain McGilchrist
Connected, but alone? – Sherry Turkle
Shoshana Zuboff – Website
Pattern in Architecture – Christopher Alexander
The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World by Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen
A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose – Eckhart Tolle
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth – Podcast
The Habits of Happiness – Matthieu Ricard TEDtalk
Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day – Andy Puddicombe
All It Takes It’s 10 Mindful Minutes – Andy Puddicombe TEDtalk

SHOW NOTES

  • John’s history and interest in sustainability [02:42]
  • Why our need to create sustainability generates more trouble than it should and how flourishing will help us to create a sustainable world. [07:04]
  • What is flourishing and how to become a flourishing human being. [10:17]
  • The right and left brain and how to free our creativity. [18:51]
  • How to create designs that reactivate the Right brain. [33:15]
  • How to use technology to reactivate the Right brain. [47:19]
  • Is flourishing can be sustain on the long term as human being and as a society? [52:52]

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BOOKS & ARTICLES MENTIONED

The Right Way to Flourish: Reconnecting to the Real World (2019 – John R. Ehrenfeld: Amazon | Waterstone | Routledge | Barnes and Noble
Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability – John R. Ehrenfeld & Andrew Hoffman: Amazon
Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture (2008) – John R. Ehrenfeld: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Nature Is Enough – Loyal Rue: Amazon | Waterstone
The Master And His Emissary – Iain McGilchrist: Amazon | Waterstone
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions – Thomas Kuhn: Amazon | Waterstone
Genius Loci – Christian Norberg-Schultz: Amazon

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#001 – Introduction | Show Formalities | What to Expect

It’s there! Finally! The first episode of Today’s Architecture Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it on the blog.

Since this is our first session together, I spend a wee bit of time introducing myself and how, thanks to this podcast, I want to help to create better architecture. Also, I go over the formalities of the show and what to expect from future sessions.

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