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2021-05-27 | Daylight Talk by Michele Rossi and Filippo Pagliani
The next Daylight Talk from Daylight & Architecture will feature a lecture by Michele Rossi and Filippo Pagliani, partners and co-founders of the Milan-based architectural firm Park Associati.
During their talk, entitled Designed by Daylight, the architects will discuss how daylight helps to shape our buildings and define the quality of our spaces. “From office buildings for big corporations to student housing projects,” Rossi and Pagliani explain, “daylight is always a key element of architectural work.” Additionally, the talk will highlight some of the latest projects by the speakers’ firm and how they see daylight as a founding element in their design process.
This free, virtual event will take place on Thursday, May 27 at 16:00 (GMT+2) and will be presented by Marco Imperadori, professor at the Politecnico di Milano. The architects’ talk will be approximately 45 minute long, followed by 30 minutes of interactive Q&A. Participation at the event is FREE and open to all, but registration is required.
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Michele Rossi is a partner and co-founder of the Milan-based firm Park Associati. He studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano and, since 1999, has been teaching architecture; first at St. Martin School of Art in London, and later at Politecnico di Milano, where he is a member of the Board of Advisors. Michele regularly lectures on issues related to architecture, often focusing on urban regeneration strategies and projects.
Filippo Pagliani is a partner and co-founder of Park Associati and a graduate of Politecnico di Milano. In his work, Filippo focuses on the processes and quality of projects in close contact with work teams, in a constructive and fruitful dialogue. In addition to his work as an architect, Filippo also teaches at Politecnico di Milano, in the School of Construction Engineering / Architecture. Since 2013, he has been a visiting professor in the Architectural Design course there. Filippo is regularly engaged as a lecturer on issues related to architecture and urban design.
The objective of Park Associati’s work is to give form to a vision by interpreting and synthesising the project-specific variables at stake. While listening to the concrete elements dictated by regulations and budget constraints, climatic or environmental conditions, attention is also paid to the intangible and concealed dimensions: the clients’ identity values, the end users’ wishes and requirements, the urban, social, and political context. Intuition brings quality to all the projects of the studio. The creative twist always accompanies the analytical process to decipher complexity, adding value to the design intervention. Experimentation with languages technologies, and the collaboration with other disciplines, lead Park Associati to tackle the most diverse projects with a broad spectrum of interventions, ranging from urban planning to design.
This event will be presented by Marco Imperadori, professor of Design and Technological Innovation in the Faculty of Building Engineering-Architecture at Politecnico di Milano. Marco’s research focuses on building innovation, energy efficient technical solutions, and environmental sustainability in the BEST Department (Building Environment Science and Technology).
The Daylight Talks is a series of free, online video lectures curated by Daylight & Architecture and organized in partnership with prominent architectural schools around the world. These insightful talks explore the significance of using natural light in architecture and feature designers and educators actively working with daylighting in their projects and educational programs. Though the focus of these talks is always on the use of natural light in design, each speaker brings a unique perspective to the topic. The goal for this lecture series is to challenge and inspire all architects to consider the role of daylighting in new and innovative ways. Supported by the Velux Group, the Daylight Talks have been endorsed by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE).
Daylight & Architecture is a global knowledge-sharing initiative that promotes daylight in architecture. Our focus is on exploring the limitless potential of daylight, and the many ways that natural light inspires architects to create and innovate. Established as a resource for students and design professionals, Daylight & Architecture celebrates the importance of daylighting in a variety of ways: through our Daylight Talks lecture series, through the biennial International VELUX Award for students of architecture, and through our free online library of articles and interviews related to daylight and design. In everything we do, our goal is to share knowledge, encourage dialogue and collaboration as well as to inspire innovation.
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