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The Imagine blog is supported by the Imagine Group which is a network of teachers and constructors – of builders, structural planners and climate designers. The group sees itself as a merger of educational, research and planning institutions working on conceptual and experimental solutions for structural and climate-related challenges. Imagine Group’s concept is to network the knowledge base according to the tasks and challenges at hand, to provide technical solutions for esthetic and constructive issues. This type of networked collaboration without large, locally fixed hierarchies enables an interdisciplinary, yet topic-related working method that is efficient and – just as important – fun. You are welcome to enjoy our blog that will include not only our concepts, ideas, news and thoughts but will also offer inspiring topics as well as pictures for your own creative work. for more info about the imagine group and the persons behind watch:

www.imagine-group.eu

our latest activity, more about our research output and archive like:

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or visit the homepage of the four members of the group directly

www.imagine-envelope.eu

www.imagine-structure.eu

www.imagine-computation.com

www.transsolar.com

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If you are a long time follower of our blog you may have recognized that we have posted a lot of content from the bucky lab the TU Delft prototyping master class. We have now started a new blog dedicated to the bucky lab, so if you are interested have a look and follow us also there:

www.buckylab.blogspot.com

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IMAGINE ENVELOPE EXHIBITS ON REFURBISHMENT FAIR

Last month imagine envelope took part of the refurbishment fair in Den Bosch. The three days on the fair was a good opportunity to meet new and old clients and also to adjust our services related to facade construction advise, refurbishment approaches and life cycle assesment.

We shared the booth with the Architectuurcentrale Thijs Asselbergs.

IMAGINE ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN REFURBISHMENT FAIR

The imagine blog is written from a team of scientists, teachers, docents and also professionals as we explain on the front page. Imagine envelope / facade experts will be on the national dutch refurbishment fair in Den Bosch next week, so if you like you are able to meet us there feel invited. Have a look on our website to get your free ticket directly.

For the ones who arent able to be there, have a look on our campaign we will launch on the fair, this is in dutch and states a list of questions around our tasks which we will be able to answer. An english version will follow later.

BILOW JOINS EXPERT PANEL

Marcel Bilow was asked to talk about the growing refurbishment market. Together with different other experts they discussed different topics related to the refurbishment of residential buildings. Have a look into the full article in the architecture journal “Stedebouw & Architectuur” in dutch language by clicking into the picture.

HKW WINS RE-SKINNING AWARD 2011

We are very pleased and proud to announce that the HKW Aachen projekt won the zerofootprint re-skinning award 2011. Together with the architect IP Arch, imagine envelope was involved in the facade consulting. For the team of imagine envelope its the second time in a row to win the re-skinning award.

Use the tag cloud to find more about the project, tag: HKW Aachen

More info about the project by clicking into the picture.

More over IP arch: have a look on http://www.ip-arch.de/

TEMPORARY REFURBISHMENT

Do we have to invest a huge amount of energy to do a refurbishment ? It all depends on the time period, imagine a solution for just a few months, therefore a more temporary solution using less material and maybe more energy to operate it will be the solution. Using this principle we can think of solutions that wrap around an old industry space to use it for some weeks and create a comfortable space, or even blow a membrane that covers all leakings of that space into the room to create a new temporary space.

Do we have to invest a huge amount of energy to do a refurbishment ? It all depends on the time period, imagine a solution for just a few months, therefore a more temporary solution using less material and maybe more energy to operate it will be the solution. Using this principle we can think of solutions that wrap around an old industry space to use it for some weeks and create a comfortable space, or even blow a membrane that covers all leakings of that space into the room to create a new temporary space.

find this and other concepts in our next imagine energy book. Available end of this year.

PUSHING THE ENVELOPE MASTERCLASS COPENHAGEN

We already informed about our inspiring workshop session in Copenhagen last year. The workshop was organized by the Danish Architecture Centre DAC in cooperation with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts / Architecture, the Department of Civil Engineering and Christensen & Co Architekter and was about facade refurbishment. 

Participants:

Alexandra Thygesen, owner, AT Architects
Anja Bache, associate professor, department of civil engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Anne Bagger, post.doc., department of civil engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Anne Beim, professor, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Christian Bundegaard, writer and philosopher
Emanuele Naboni, associate professor, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Hans Kolby Hansen, CEO, Hansen Group
Heidi Pedersen, PR, Christensen & CO Architects
Jesper Nielsen, head of center, CINARK, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Karsten Bro, creative leader, prefab, Arkitema Architects
Lotte Bjerregaard, associate professor, department of civil engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Marcel Bilow, co-founder, Imagine Envelope
Martin Vraa Nielsen, ph.d. student, HLT and the Technical University of Denmark
Mikkel Kragh, associate, Arup
Morten Stender Christensen, m.sc. in engineering
Nanna Gyrithe Jardorf, event coordinator, Danish Architecture Centre
Natalie Mossin, specialist, Danish Architecture Centre
Simon Smidt Kristensen, CEO, HS Hansen
Stig Mikkelsen, partner, Dissing+Weitling architecture
Thomas Bo Jensen, associate professor, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Tillmann Klein, co-founder, Imagine Envelope
Tom Hay, senior engineer, Buro Happold
Torben Dahl, head of institute, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Ulrich Knaack, professor, TU Delft

By clicking into the picture you can directly download the finished report.

For the refurbishment of the facade of the Sparkasse Vorderpfalz in Ludwigshafen the team of imagine envelope gets the zero footprint re-skinning award.