Inaugural lecture – Experiencing the urban realm: when did architects abandon our thermal sense?

A lecture given by Prof. Marialena Nikolopoulou

This lecture focuses on the thermal qualities of space and how these can be used as an effective element of design. Looking at some spectacular failures in the urban realm I will highlight some of the problems people have encountered with our current bias towards vision in architecture. I will focus on the scale of the pedestrian and how their thermal experience influences how they feel and use space. Finally, examining the concept of adaptation the talk will argue how such knowledge can enable us to design urban spaces for satisfaction and thermal delight.

Friday 16th May at 6pm in Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1, all are welcome.