Dear FuturArc readers, This edition is dedicated to the awarded submissions of FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2023 that presented sustainable ideas for a future that underscores cross-generational architecture, and in the same vein, it also explores other related stories of inclusive design. What constitutes inclusive design or designing for all? The answer is at once complex yet simple. It is simple when one considers who the space is for and what it is used for, i.e., when architects/designers ask the right users what they need or understand from the ground what needs to be accommodated or required. It becomes complex when assumptions are made, both on who the basic user is and how the space is to be used. However, simplicity is the hardest to achieve. Simply because human intelligence has become increasingly specialised. Both sentiments are echoed by Dr Emi Kiyota (The FuturArc Interview with Alakesh Dutta) who made an observation that when it comes to designing specialised spaces such as a hospital, the first steps of asking for advice and talking to the right users are, although deemed essential, not done enough. “For me, it’s okay if an architect admits this is a...
Table of Contents
3Q 2023: GREEN AWARDS | CROSS-GENERATIONAL ARCHITECTURE
2Q 2023: OLD IS GOLD
1Q 2023: MOBILITY & TRANSPORT
4Q 2022: YEAR-END ISSUE | POLICY VS PRACTICALITY, PRACTICE VS PRINCIPLES, PROGRESS VS PLANET
3Q 2022: GREEN AWARDS | REINTERPRETATION
2Q 2022: NEW & RE-EMERGING ARCHITECTURE
1Q 2022: HOUSING ASIA
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