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Avi Friedman: Thinking Outside the Box about Affordable and Sustainable Homes and Communities

Start Date: 03 Dec 2013 - 05:00PM

End Date: 03 Dec 2013 - 05:00PM


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Avi Friedman is Professor of Architecture at McGill University. According to Professor Friedman, out-of-the-box thinking needs to be pursued in the building of affordable and sustainable dwellings and communities. Buying a la carte, leaving space un-partitioned for the occupant to complete, and using innovative technologies are some of the ideas that will be presented by Avi Friedman Professor at the McGill School of Architecture, in Canada, practicing architect and the recipient of the World Habitat Award. Principles and applications will be outlined and their application in real-world projects will be illustrated.

Dr Friedman’s research interests focus on factors which influence the design and implementation of affordable and sustainable building practices at the unit and community levels, including market acceptance, construction, and resource efficiency. He is the recipient of the Progressive Architecture Research Award, the J.-Armand-Bombardier Prize for Technological Innovation, and the Manning Innovation Award of Distinction.

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He has published extensively in both academic and trade publications. He has authored 14 books and peer-reviewed articles on subjects ranging from prefabrication and construction technology to suburban planning and space management, for academic journals.

Among his most recent books are Inspired Houses: Architecture for Changing Times published by Images Publishing, Australia in 2013, and Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living, published by Laurence King Publishing, UK, 2013.

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