- Social factors
- Climate change
- Naval engineering
- Culture and heritage
- Floating architecture
- Futuristic approaches
- Urban transformations
“A drop of water,
if it could write out its own history,
would explain the universe to us.”
2nd International Symposium of
Design for Living with Water, will be held at the Faculty of
Engineering and Architecture, Department of Interior Architecture,
Beykent University in Istanbul, Turkiye from November 18 to 19, 2020.
Water is the main life source for human being starting from birth. Throughout the history this vital element effected every field of life as well as the discipline of architecture and design, which have the mission to create comfortable and livable spaces for human. It is observed that apart from alternative living spaces to terrestrial architecture in traditional forms, during the recent years, the studies which include the analysis as to space hotels, floating spaces and effects of spatial characteristics of pole stations on the users have increased. One of the reasons for this, is that people's need for alternative living spaces and resources has come up. The association of the concept of human-space-water is being considered together more frequent day by day.
In Recent years there is a growing focus on living with water due to the extreme climate changes, rising density, economical trends and sustainability problems. Scientist and futurists from all over the world are indicating the solutions for living with water and predict that the relationship between human and water will increase. Not only the countries which have the risk of flood, or rising sea levels, but also the other countries which has the probability of effecting by the climate changes are taking into consideration water based solutions. Also the flow of the capital and changing human life style requirements show us the water as an alternative living space.
Although the concept of living with water seems revolutionary the human relation with water is not a new trend. In the scope of this symposium, different integration types of water to spaces from the vernacular models to floating homes wil be discussed. As a respond to the world’s sustainability problems, from both economical, socio - cultural and also the ecological, we need to understand the importance of living with water. As the designers and engineers of the “climate change generation” we have the responsility to look at the past, present and the future and ask the opportunities of water that we could apply, inform and transform to our designs.
We invite designers, architects, engineers, sociologists, students and everyone who feel the need creating solutions sensitive to climate change and for sustainable future of the world on particulary design with water.
Jacques Rougerie is a French world-famous visionary architect, academician, Member of the Institut de France.
Passionate about the sea, he has based his work and innovations on biomimicry architecture for more than 30 years.
He is among the most famous architects in the field of marine and littoral habitats, known for his work on equipment respecting their natural environment, deeply inspired by Léonardo da Vinci, a man of both science and art.
Throughout the world, his architecture agency builds scientific and cultural centers and museums of the sea as well as underwater laboratories and habitats, sports and leisure facilities, hotels, industrial equipment and airports. He recently won the competition for the conception of the "International Academician Park" in Qingdao, China.
In 2009, he founded the Jacques Rougerie Foundation housed by the Institut de France. Through its annual “International Architecture Contest” dedicated to the future of the littoral, submarine and space habitats, the Foundation supports visionary, biomimicry architectural projects, encouraging the creativity and passion of young architects, engineers and designers, and helping them turning their projects into realizations.
Carlo Coppola (Naples 1953) teaches Architectural and Urban Design and Industrial Design at the "Luigi Vanvitelli" University of Campania and at the "Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey". Member of the ECAADE, he has developed Generative Design since 1998 on the themes of Architecture and Industrial Design. He has been a member of the teaching board of the "Doctorat en Architecture", Ecole Nationale Supérieure d 'Archiecture de Marseille (ENSA-M) and PhD thesis supervisor. He was also a member of the teaching board of the “Doctorate in Architecture, Industrial Design and Cultural Heritage" of the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" and the “Doctorate in Architectural and Urban Design and Architecture Restoration" of the Second University of Naples. He was Director of the Inter-faculty Master's Degree (Architecture / Medicine) "Architecture for Health" of the Second University of Naples and Member of Scientific Committee for the Constitution and activities of the Quality Life University Service Center (QuaLy) Full Member of the National Institute of Urban Planning and Member of the scientific committee of the journal "Scienze e Ricerche". Since 1983 he has been conducting research in the field of Architectural Design and Monumental Restoration with the computer’s tools support. He has participated in numerous conferences and sector exhibitions and has received numerous architecture awards; his projects have been published in national and international magazines. Currently he deals with the relationship between building and territory on the themes of "Rebuilding the built: for an Ecologically Additive Architecture". His most significant publications are: "Computers and creativity for architecture - Artificial intelligence and formal systems"; "Through Architecture - Procedural representation and algorithms for the generative project"; "Vertical Gardens - Application of a generative design algorithm"; "The logic of Artifacts - Generative Design from Architecture to Industrial Design"; "Vincent Callebaut: towards an ecologically additive architecture". He has carried out his professional activity since 1981 and in 2000 has founded SCIAarchitettura&ingegneria study specialized in architectural design, restoration and urban design.
Dr. Gür, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (GSAS-PhD, 1978), received a Fulbright Scholarship (1972-77) and a grant from the DAAD (2002; 2008). She served at KTU (1971-2009). In 1989, she was promoted to a professorship. Currently, she teaches at Beykent University in Istanbul. She is an active member of CICA, WA, and the Chamber of Architects, and an intermittent member of IAPS, DRS, CIB W84, and IAHS. She is an honorary member of BTI (Bund Türkischer Ingenieure und Akademiker e. V) and SEA (The Sustainable Environment Association). She is the editor of Yakinmimarlik and the International Journal of Architectural Research and Development (Sydney), Mimarlık ve Yaşam (Kocaeli); and the disciplinary editor of Anadolu University and Beykent University Scientific Studies Journals. She also serves as a reviewer of SRE, e-Books, JADE, JAAP MEGARON, A/Z, Gazi, Uludağ, Trakya, Tasarım+Kuram. She is the author and co-author of 28 books and over 400 articles. She mentored over 100 academics. She is married and has two children.
Roberto Rocco is Associate Professor of Spatial Planning at the Delft University of Technology, in The Netherlands. With a PhD in Spatial Planning by the same university, he specialises in governance, sustainability and spatial justice. Recent research focuses on understanding socio-technical transitions to sustainability in connection to spatial justice and social sustainability. Roberto works as part of a team for the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), in charge of drafting an Action Plan for Sustainable Urban Regeneration and Development in the Mediterranean Basin. He has recently edited “The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization” and coordinates research and education for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
He is also the coordinator of the Summer School about planning & design with water in TU Delft.
Nermina Zagora graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo (2005), obtained Master’s degree in Product Design from the Fine Arts Academy, University of Sarajevo (2008) and doctoral degree from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo (2012). During her graduate and postgraduate studies, Nermina participated in academic mobility programs architecture schools in Barcelona, Spain (2004), Oslo, Norway (2005), London, UK (2007), Ghent, Belgium (2009) and Kobe, Japan (2009). As assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo, Nermina has been teaching in the academic fields of architectural and interior design. Nermina is a co-author of two books and twenty articles and her research included architectural education, energy efficiency, ideological dimension of architecture and correlations between interior and urban design. As a founding partner and principal architect of Sarajevo-based architectural studio Firma, Nermina has co-authored than 90 architectural, interior and urban design projects since 2009, including several award-winning and internationally published projects. Nermina speaks English, Spanish and French.
Dr. Haris Piplas studied in Sarajevo, Berlin, and Milan. He holds a PhD from the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), at the Department of
Is the author and associate in several urbanistic, landscape and architectural projects in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Eastern Europe, Morocco, Latin America, and other regions. He is also a co-author at Global Urban Toolbox which summarizes spatial and infrastructural challenges under the influence of economic-social, geopolitical and cultural aspects in Case study cities: Berlin, Los Angeles, Zurich, Detroit, Capetown, Beijing, Madrid, etc.
Haris Piplas is the author of the publication of urban transformations in central and Eastern Europe dating 2020. – “City Action Lab: An Integrated Urban Toolkit for Reactivating Cities in Post-Socialist Central Eastern Europe.” He was the editor-in- chief of two editions of the European Association of Landscape Architects (IFLA) called ”Adaptive Capacity of Cities” and “Political Implications on the Urban Landscape.” He is the initiator of the “Reactivate Sarajevo” Project, and the curator “Sarajevo Now” at the 15th Architectural Biennale in Venice, and also Keynote Speaker at the many international, professional and scientific conferences Such as “WeMakeTheCity” Amsterdam, AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning), ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) and “Metropolis non- formal”, Munich, etc.
Haris Piplas is also the former Chair Young Leader at Urban Land Institute, nominator Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Advisory Committee of the European Forum Alpbach, as well as an expert Consultant at the many International Agency at the UN and the EU.
Since 2020 he is heading the sector for Urban Design, Planning and Development at Drees&Sommer Switzerland AG department of ‘Integrated Urban Solutions’.