On 8 May 2019 at the Smart Living Lab in Fribourg has taken place the vernissage of the first two books from the series entitled « Towards 2050 »: Thinking, Visions for Architectural Design et Exploring, Research-driven Building Design, published by Park Books under the supervision of two EPFL professors.
The editorial project «Towards 2050» attempts to showcase the ambitious undertaking of the Smart Living Lab in its various development stages, characterized by the exceptional interdisciplinary collaboration based on the building’s usage, performance, and life cycle.
The presentation of the first two books of this project, published by Park Books, will take place on Wednesday, 8 May 2019. The work has been led by Prof. Marilyne Andersen, Head of the Laboratory on Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID) and academic director of the Smart Living Lab, as well as Prof. Emmanuel Rey, Director of the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) at the EPFL.
This event, which brings together all project stakeholders, the academic and political partners, offers the possibility to refer back to the research work done before the Smart Living Lab’s building design. There is a collaborative Mandate of parallel studies (MEP) currently going on, which gathers four groups made up of renowned architecture and engineering studios.
About the Smart Living Lab
Created in 2014, the Smart Living Lab is a research center established on the blueFACTORY site in Fribourg, bringing together scientists from the EPFL, the School of Architecture and Engineering of Fribourg, and the University of Fribourg in areas related to sustainable dwellings: construction technologies, well-being and behaviors, interactions and design processes, and energy systems.