The IAF Summer School 2023 continues to explore the theme of CONNECTION with Zwahlen Krupičková (known as zwkr), an emerging practice that combines architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning with a focus on public space.
Outside spaces are an essential part of our daily lives. Zwkr seek to improve the environment and increase biodiversity with small and local interventions, using the cycles of materiality as a designing tool. The future must consider not only buildings but also their existing surroundings.
Through LINA, zwkr are also working with the Haus der Architektur in Graz and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona.
Presentation and discussion, Tuesday 9 May, 18.30-20.00 (on Zoom)
Using examples from their practice, zwkr will present strategies on how people, animals, and plants can live together and have to be considered together: an inclusive design not only for people.
A built garden is a place of coexistence for people, plants, and insects. Landscaping around a high school contributes to connection and learning. How can we make the most of everyday opportunities to enhance the existing environment? After the presentation, there will be time for group discussion.
Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.
We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.