How do we satisfy the growing demands for food, water, energy and housing without depleting the Earth’s finite resources, all whilst having to adapt to a rapidly changing climate and a growing world population? According to the UN we only have 11 years to curb climate change, in order to steer clear of a global environmental catastrophe. With their high concentration of resources, as well as human and economic capital, cities will play a pivotal role in the way our imminent environmental crisis plays out. Design has a unique power to shape new aspirations and change the way we design, build and live.
Sinus Lynge is co-founder and creative director of EFFEKT Architects, a research-based, multidisciplinary architecture and planning office located in Copenhagen, DK. Sinus Lynge is Co-founder and creative director of EFFEKT Architects, a research-based, multidisciplinary architecture and planning office located in Copenhagen, DK.
The company started out as a think tank in 2003 at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts at the School of Architecture. Four years later, in 2007 EFFEKT was formalized as an architectural practice currently employing 48 fulltime staff.
EFFEKT is Danish for Impact and as the name indicate, every project is measured by the positive impact on surrounding environment.
Sinus represents an empathic and responsive approach to architecture combining thorough analysis with playful design thinking. This approach does not only find acknowledgment through their award-winning projects within architecture, urbanism and research but also is Sinus sought to pass on his experience for example as visiting professor at the University of Washington. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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