Re-materializing Construction: Abstracts

1 st Holcim Roundtable 1/56 HFSC/AC/04-Dec-2014 1 st Holcim Roundtable for Sustainable Construction Re-materializing Construction: Abstracts June 30 to July 2, 2014, MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA Introduction: Re-materializing Construction ........................................................................................ 3 Alejandro Aravena: Re-materializing Construction? Labels and videos.............................................. 6 Annette Aumann: Re-materialization … after the Roundtable ............................................................. 8 Xuemei Bai: Critical questions in achieving “zero-material construction”.......................................... 10 Philippe Block: How to make sustainability sexy?.............................................................................. 12 Michael Braungart: A building like a tree, a city like a forest ........................................................... 14 Jens Diebold: An ambition to drive change ......................................................................................... 17 John Fernández: Dematerializing multiple worlds ............................................................................. 18 Maarten Gielen: Complementary remarks on a discussion................................................................. 20 Guillaume Habert: What buildings do? 3 ............................................................................................. 22 Anna Heringer: A few notes from a discussion about de-materialization .......................................... 24 Mark Jarzombek: Let’s create the Institute for the Study of Urban Metrics (ISUM) ........................ 26 John Ochsendorf: The absence of debate............................................................................................ 28 Shrashtant Patara: We “Re-materialize”............................................................................................ 30 Werner Sobek: We have to be more radical ........................................................................................ 32 Mark Swilling: Can we double the extent of the global built environment without urban dematerialization? If not, how will dematerialization on scale be achieved? ....................................... 33 Summary by Vivian Loftness: Re-materalization: the future of material use in building.................. 36 Biographies of participants.................................................................................................................... 43 Impressions from 1 st Holcim Roundtable.............................................................................................. 53

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