Interviews with renowned experts in architecture,
urban planning, computational design, smart materials,
biomimicry, mobility, digital fabrication, and more.
Laka Perspectives is a non-profit initiative possible
thanks to the support of all Participants, Partners,
and Media Partners. Thank you!
Interviews with renowned experts in architecture,
Publisher: Laka Foundation
Editor-in-chief: Damian Przybyła
Editors: Rafał Przybyła, Agnieszka Radziszewska
Collaborating Editors: Katarzyna Burzyńska, Eric Dell’Orco
Translations (Japanese): Prof. Thomas Daniell
Consultancy: Dr.Peter Kuczia
Partnership: Solarlux GmbH
Collaboration: Vank (Poland)
Design: Bartłomiej Witkowski
Photos: Mariusz Gruszka
Visualizations: Alek Pluta
Pages: vol. 01: 340; vol. 02: 390
ISBN 01: 978-83-947975-0-8 (Vol. 01, 2018)
ISBN 02: 978-83-947975-2-2 (Vol. 02, 2019)
Format: 160 x 100 mm;
Participants vol. 02
“Of course, we could think of architecture as a display, an extension of our smart gadgets, or another means of interaction of representation. Then, walls or windows could become haptic interfaces allowing us to communicate with the building, the environment, or others. Architecture could also become smart itself, responsive to human behaviors or anticipating habits, by integrating various sensors or actuators, e.g., for opening windows, turning off lights, or maybe even transforming and rearranging spaces.”Manuel KretzerArchitect, Researcher, Educator
“Urbaneering is a discipline that combines architecture, urbanism, ecology, media arts, and community building. It strives to reinvent the multifarious elements that comprise a city. Its practitioners are not planners, urban designers, or architects, but urbaneers. And their task will be to facilitate the globe’s next metropolises. Urbaneering undertakes a diverse range of projects as a prescription for maximal design.”Maria AiolovaArchitect, Educator, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA
“We have many layers of technology right now that are evolving at a very fast pace. So to be honest, it’s very hard to predict the future of computation. In one way, in a very positive sense, I would say, yes, this is the future—this is how it’s going to be in the near future. At the same time, I would like to say it is not the future, because it’s just a tool—it’s not something that defines how or what you design, it is merely a tool that helps you go from step A to step B. By the time we learn and understand this process, there will be much more advanced tools for designers to use.”Sushant VermaArchitect & Computational Designer, Researcher, Co-founder of rat[LAB]
“Earlier, I used to believe in the wisdom of the solutions that have developed over centuries. However, we possess completely new technical means and quite new needs and expectations. When it comes to comfort, we always need to look for the most appropriate solutions to the present conditions. The most important value is to turn our brains on and look for solutions on our own.”Peter Kuczia IARP and BAK Architect, Researcher, Educator
“The city icon must be sustainable, whether a hotel or a whole city. The local context should have a strong influence on idea development. However, there are families of ideas and solutions that can be applied to different situations. Sustainability has to be looked at beyond the question of energy consumption. Iconic buildings need to have the power to trigger people’s imagination, to become part of their desire to identify themselves with a place. ”Tobias WallisserArchitect, Educator, Co-founder of the LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
Participants vol. 01
Phillip McCormick (Architect, Urban Planner, McCormick Architecture)
Silvia Titotto (Structural & Architectural & Aerospace Engineer, Researcher in Biomimetics)
The German Design Award directly contributes to the overall commercial success. Prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The German Design Award identifies and presents unique design trends: a competition that advances the design-oriented scene.
The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work.
Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognizing and rewarding the world’s most fresh and progressive talents. Our artists are connected not by conventions, but by qualities. They work across a diverse range of formats, from painting to printmaking and from fashion to photography.
Honorable Mention in the 59th Edition of “Najpiękniejsza Książka Roku” organized by “Polskie Towarzystwo Wydawców Książek.” The 59th edition of the competition gathered 108 publishing companies and 204 publications. The awards ceremony took place during Warsaw Book Fair 2019 at National Stadium (PGE Arena).
Contact us & order vol. 02
If you have any questions about the book, would like to order a copy, or become a partner, please do not hesitate to contact us. Vol. 01 is sold-out. You can order Vol. 02: $20.00 USD + shipment (15 USD World, 12 USD Europe, 5 USD Poland). Laka Perspectives book is published by Laka non-profit. All payments support the publishing process and further development of the project. All the best! /Laka Editors