Click here for more information In a remarkable display of innovation and research, the "BIOCALIBRATED: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR BIODESIGN PRACTICES SYMPOSIUM" at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London, has been a hub of groundbreaking ideas and discussions. The two-day event, running from November 30th to December 1st, 2023, brought together leading minds in the field of biodesign. One of the highlights of the symposium was a research presentation on "SynBio-calibrated Carbon-Positive-Building Infra-Design Research". This insightful session offered a deep dive into the potential of biodesign in transforming our infrastructure in environmentally positive ways. The symposium also featured a stimulating panel discussion in Session 7, titled "REGENERATIVE SYSTEMS AND CIRCULAR MATERIALITY". This session was moderated by Alice Taylor, a renowned Lecturer in Biology and Living Systems. The panel included illustrious speakers like Pragati Vasant from IAAC, Ricardo Luque, Marcos Cruz, Sherru Aine, and Lola Ben-Alon from [...]
Research Workshop at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC), Keio University, Tokyo, Japan (Designed by Fumihiko Maki) in November 2023
Click here for more information In a recent research workshop event hosted at the architecturally striking Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) of Keio University, Principal Prof. Spiegelhalter had the privilege of engaging with brilliant Ph.D. and graduate students, guided by Professor Wanglin Yan. Professor Yan serves as the Director of the Research Center for Climate Change Adaptation within Keio University's Faculty of Environmental Information Studies and is also at the helm of the EcoGIS Lab, a hub of innovation. During this event, in Spiegelhalter’s capacity as a Global Visiting Professor at Keio Universitaet, he had the opportunity to share insights from my extensive three-decade journey. The focus of my presentation was "Envisioning Carbon-Positive Masterplans: Green-Blue Infrastructures and Adaptive Building Scenarios from 2018-2100," with a specific emphasis on regions spanning Europe, Africa, and the United States. In addition to his presentation, Spiegelhalter’s esteemed colleague, Takeru Shibayama from TU Vienna (Austria), brought [...]
eCAAD Berlin 2020 Conference presentation on "GENERATIVE AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICAL DESIGN IMAGINATIONS FOR THE MIAMI BAY AREA 2018-2100." PI: Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter with contributions from Assoc. Prof. Alfredo Andia, Dr Juhasz Levente, Dr Srikanth Namuduri, Florida International University in Miami, Architecture / Geographic Information Systems Center / Electrical & Computer Engineering, FIU, and UNIGE Genova PhD, Graduate and Master Thesis Students of the FIU CRUNCH Architecture Design Studios in Miami Beach, USA.
Read about how a small Swiss company called Climeworks is working on commercial products to remove carbon dioxide from the atomosphere. Climeworks captures CO2 from air with the world’s first commercial carbon removal technology. Their direct air capture plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere to supply to customers to unlock a negative emissions future. Climeworks was founded by engineers Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, who decided to build a company together on the day they met at university in 2003. Direct air capture is a disruptive approach for mitigating the increasing CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. Industrialising direct air capture technology in turn requires disruptive engineering approaches. New York Times Magazine's Jon Gertner writes about the company in this week's magazine. Read about Climeworks in the New York Times Visit Climeworks Website