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Oleg Drozdov explores "New Forms of Accommodation" at Architecture Of The Future conference
Ukraine Architecture News - Oct 5, 2018 - 02:59 4023 views
Speaking at "New Forms, Materials and Approaches" panel at the conference, Drozdov highlighted the importance of close collaboration with local communities over local partnership or interviews, and shared his vision over two projects that his studio worked in the US and France.
Drozdow stated that "we had two different tendencies on these projects because their lifestyles were quite different. We had interviews, realized local partnerships and great conversation to understand the nature of local context and to develop some certain visions that is harmonized with the context."
Oleg Drozdov runs Drozdov&Partners and based in Kharkiv and it is now one of the leading offices Ukraine. Drozdov shared some examples and in-depth urban analyses regarding his current two projects in two different countries: "Pensacola Cityblock" in Florida, USA (which functions as townhouses) and "Provençal Ruralism" in Simiane la Rotonde, France (which functions as low-rise house houses).
Pensacola Cityblock in Pensacola, Florida, USA. Image courtesy of Drozdov&Partners
Drozdov's lecture mostly focused on the strategies to show how they work in rural areas with local communities to bring a new vision that is authentic and can create a new value for the community.
"Especially for Provençal Ruralism in France, we wanted to design a welcoming space that can be acceptable by users."
Provençal Ruralism in Simiane la Rotonde, France. Image courtesy of Drozdov&Partners
"We made in-depth analyses in the area, we wanted to understand how they utilize zones, what happens there, what they do in the public spaces, etc. So, we followed two strategies at the same time: we decided to try to be conservative and we wanted to highlight "macrocosm" and define "identity," he added.
"That!s why our buildings show what is new and what is old in the context."
Architecture of the Future Conference is being held on October 4-5, 2018 Kyiv, which is the biggest architecture conference in Eastern Europe, and brings together authorities, architects, engineers, developers, media to discuss the "architecture of the future trends" in Kyiv, Ukraine for the first time.
The conference is curated by Riyad Joucka, Founder/Architect MEAN* Middle East Architectural Network. United Arab Emirates, the conference is seeking to change the city through the development of advanced technologies and the creation of iconic projects with key speakers and leaders.
Second day of the panels is comprised of two major topics, including "New Forms, Materials and Approaches" and "Sustainability Panel". The conference is being shaped around six major topics: How VR/AR/AI are changing present and future of the architecture, 3D printing as a new shape for architecture, Zero energy architecture, Smart city as new platform for living, the sustainable strategies for the cities development, Mega projects, supertalls and new cities within the existing cities.
Prominents design leaders and architects of international firms are speaking at the conference, including Jan Knikker, Partner at MVRDV, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Partner at BIG, Julian Weyer, Owner of C.F. Moller Architects, Lukasz Platkowski, Principal, Design Director at Gensler, Harry Ibbs,Head of BIM at Zaha Hadid Architects and many more.
World Architecture Community is official Media Partner of the conference and will be bringing you the hottest topics, key discussions and keynote sessions from the two-day event.
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