Michael U. Hensel is an architect, researcher, and writer. He is Professor for Architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture where he directs the Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics. He is a board member of the OCEAN Design Research Association and of BIONIS, the Biomimetics Network for Industrial Sustainability. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Jeffrey P. Turko [AA Dipl. RIBA II] is the founder of the design practice NEKTON. He is currently Vice Chairman of the OCEAN Design Research Association and has collaborated on projects such as Landsc[r]aper – Urban Ring Bridge, the World Centre for Human Concerns and most recently the MM tent (aka Membrella). He studied and taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He currently teaches architecture at the postgraduate diploma level at the University of East London School of Architecture and Visual Arts where he has been a senior lecturer since 2001. He has published his work and writings in numerous international architecture journals. He has been practising since 1999 and has been a registered architect in The Netherlands since 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Grounds and Envelopes: Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment
ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
Estonia, Tallinn, 2008
Sean Lally WEATHERS in collaboration with Morris Architects
The entry to the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) competition Given Estonia’s cold and dark winters, this aim would not typi-
Sherin Wing received her Ph.D. in the Humanities from UCLA, USA. In addition to being a published scholar, she also writes for several publications including Architecture Magazine, ArchDaily.com, the Huffington Post, and Metropolis Magazine on a wide range of issues surrounding the cultural, economic, and social aspects of architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Mr. Kris Yao, FAIA, Founder and Principal
Peitao Catholic Church, Tapei, Taiwan 2
Built to commemorate the induction of a Chinese saint, the project incorporates a 50-meter
high circular form merged within...
Samuel Mills is a retired architect and lighting designer with a career focused on the coordination of lighting and architecture With over forty years of experience with his own architectural firm, he also held the position of Director of Lighting for two large architectural firms. He was an Associate Professor of architecture at Kent State University, and an adjunct instructor at Oklahoma State University School of Architecture. His work experience includes graphic design, technical writing and illustration for architectural and lighting-related publications, as well as writing a monthly column for Architectural Lighting magazine. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Although light is a prerequisite for human vision,
excessive contrast and uncontrolled brightness
is often distracting and annoying. For this
reason the negative aspects of glare and
brightness, along with the other more positive...