It is a pleasure for us to announce that our paper on our ±brick »SOLAR ENERGY-COLLECTING MASONRY-MODULES AS INTEGRATED LOW-TECH HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM« has been accepted at the Sustainable Building Conference sb13 munich.
ceramics & architecture · klokgebouw, eindhoven/NL · 17.–25.10 2009
The exhibition ’Ceramics & Architecture’ shows how exciting ceramics in architecture can be. The international exhibition is the conclusion of a five-year project of the Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum (.ekwc/European Ceramic Work Centre). A knowledge and international work place in the field of ceramics, .ekwc offers artists and designers an inspiring environment. With the exhibition, .ekwc aims to connect design, architecture, and visual art and raise these disciplines to a higher international level. In work periods of three months, architects, artists and designers from home and abroad have been able to experiment with all kinds of ceramics. This has led to surprising and interesting projects and collaborations ranging from artists who delivered an architectural project to architects who engaged in visual arts. A must for any lover of architecture, art, and design! [excptd from the catalogue]
BRICK – the exhibition
On 24 May 2007, the exhibition ‘Brick’ will open at the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam during the manifestation Rotterdam 2007, City of Architecture. The exhibition will highlight the results of the Brick project that was carried out over a three-year period at the European Ceramic Workcentre. The architecture project Brick was aimed at product innovation. The .ekwc wanted to stimulate the technical and artistic development of the manufacture and application of brick as a construction material. Architects, designers and artists from both the Netherlands and abroad have been working on the development of a new type of brick since 2005. The .ekwc expects to be able to use this to provide a new stimulus to the application of brick and subsequently the ‘brick appearance’ of the Netherlands. The underlying goal is that the centre wishes to demonstrate that input from various disciplines (architecture, art and design) can provide an additional impetus to the desired development.
Schabert initially alluded to a number of new functions for brick architecture, like a through moss growth cooled wall or the possibility of tubeless transport of heat. Eventually he applied himself to the development of a simple climate technological product; a brick that is capable of absorbing solar energy from the outside and consequently rendering it to the inner wall. Hereby the interior heating, which remains necessary, functions as a secondary ‘heating’ and a considerable saving of energy is gained. On the exact functioning Schabert does not wish to elaborate for the time being. A patent procedure is ongoing. Besides, the prototypes still have to be tested. Schabert is however hopeful and positive about the application of his product. [from the exhibition catalogue: brick-the book, 2007]
Brick: the exhibition
25 May – 1 July 2007
Opening 24 May 2007
Groot Handelsgebouw (Conradstraat 40-48)
Rotterdam – The Netherlands