TF02 - Living in a Material World

Friday, November 10 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Abstract Text:

Attendees will experience a truly unique three-part tour that explores materials from the old to the latest research. It includes a hands-on demonstration to be held at the award winning architectural salvage showroom warehouse at Restoration Resources located in Boston’s historical South End. For more than 20 years, Restoration Resources has been rescuing and recycling timeless trophies. Demonstrations will include important construction techniques used in the restoration and repurpose process of salvaged materials. A stop at the Innovation and Design Building, originally built as a warehouse for the U.S. Department of Defense in 1918 takes a look at the newly designed 1.4 million square foot space now serving as a dynamic mixed-used office complex, with an active promenade, repositioned to attract a community of companies pioneering the innovation economy. A final stop of the tour is home to the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy. The Living Laboratory is a R&D center for the advancement of sustainable energy systems, and is housed in the deep-energy retrofit of a 100-year-old building. The lab features cutting-edge energy-saving design concepts and historic architecture, alongside the in-house solar photovoltaic panel and energy saving technologies research facilities.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss the opportunities and challenges of working with Salvaged Elements and materials.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to explain tips and techniques for integrating & retrofitting reclaimed building materials.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss how innovative building features can help foster the adoption of energy efficient technologies and strategies.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss how to create spaces for people that are innovative in form, space and materiality while still maintaining their context and functionality.

Learning Level:

Level 300 - Application/Implementation


Credits:

GBCI Credit Hours:
4
AIA Credit Hours:
4 LU|HSW


Event Type: Tour > Session


 
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