The 13th conference event organized by The Plan magazine for Iris Ceramica Group will take place on Thursday, September 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm: The Architects Series – A Documentary on Werner Sobek. The new online format has made it possible to keep the usual programming while also opening the event to more participants and offering the same opportunities for audience-speaker interaction. The screening of the approximately 30-minute video documentary will be followed by a live lecture by Werner Sobek entitled “Build More with Less.” The event will offer a deeper insight into the studio’s design philosophy, while providing an opportunity to discuss issues related to the world of architecture – the future of residential architecture in particular. The event will conclude with a Q&A session, in which participants will be able to ask questions directly to the German architect.
The course is approved by AIA CES-USA, under approval by RIBA CPD-UK for learning units recognition and approved by CNACPP for accreditation 2 CFP, Crediti Formativi Professionali - Italy only.
The studio’s philosophy is founded on the idea that architects shouldn’t use traditional materials or replicate past models. Instead, they should create solutions that anticipate people’s future living and working needs. The architecture of today and tomorrow must be radically different from what came before it. Energy efficiency, eco-sustainable technologies, and responsibility towards nature and people are key elements in the design process. These principles have been translated into Triple Zero®, a standard for sustainable architecture developed by Werner Sobek and a registered trademark. The standard defines a series of stringent criteria that a building must meet in terms of its environmental sustainability. As the name suggests, a Triple Zero® building produces its own energy without the use of fossil fuels (zero energy), eliminates CO₂ emissions (zero emissions), and is constructed using materials that can be fully recycled at the end of their life cycle (zero waste).