La prise de conscience relativement récente du fossé grandissant entre environnement et culture constitue un véritable moment décisif pour l’humanité. Plus que toute autre activité humaine, l’architecture incarne nos valeurs culturelles et représente à la fois le problème et la solution au problème environnemental. Comment s’adapter rapidement pour réunifier environnement-culture ou Natura par l’architecture? Une réinterprétation de l’équation énergie/confort démontrera que le passage à une culture architecturale ‘régénératrice’ de l’environnement est possible et constitue aujourd’hui un moment décisif collectif.

A professor at the architecture school at University Laval, André Potvin gears his research towards the development of bioclimactic architecture and carbon neutral architecture and urban planning. He is also interested in building from the point of vue of the occupier, or inhabitant of a building, the person for whom architecture is to be conceived. Concerned with climate change and convinced that architects can take on a great role in countering the phenomenon, André is going to talk to us about environmental adaptation as a continuous life challenge and how each step towards a more environmentally conscious architecture is in itself a redefining moment.

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