Alberto Kalach is known for his uncompromising approach to the issues of ecology and landscape. He creates houses in harmony with nature, works with water, realises its deficit and suggests solutions. He deals with the issues of zoning and land development as well. “Architecture is the only human tool for the inhabiting of the world. Through the inhabiting process we change our surroundings and the environment, we change also the way in which we inhabit and use the world,” says Alberto Kalach, who is to have his speech at this year’s Crossroads of Architecture at the FOR ARCH Trade Fair. Please come and discuss the issues of contemporaneous architecture on Thursday 21 September to PVA EXPO PRAGUE. The lecture with a follow-up discussion is moderated by Adam Gebrian, promoter and critic of architecture.
Free entrance on the basis of the on-line registration. For more information see www.krizovatkyarchitektury.cz
One of the tasks of an intelligent house or intelligent household is energy independence of external suppliers. Solar panels will facilitate independence of the suppliers of electrical energy. A smart house is able to be self-sufficient in many areas and it almost does not need any surrounding resources.
Photovoltaic panels which are installed on the roofs of the houses are, however, unable to generate energy continually in the same volume with regard to weather and annual seasons, and the consumption of households is also rather changeable. The solar system usually supplies any excess of power back to the transmission grid. The owner of the house is then paid for this energy from the supplier. In case that a photovoltaic power plant does not generate enough energy, it conversely takes energy from the transmission grid. A part of a smart household is energy self-sufficiency, i.e. operation without connection to the transmission grid, and the designer’s task is therefore also to propose where and in what volume it will be possible to store the electrical energy generated.
This fourteen-storey wooden building is situated in Bergen, Norway. With its height of 52.8 m it was the tallest residential wooden building in the world in 2015. The bearing structure of the building consists of wooden CLT elements; the entire project is focused on sustainability and quality in the building industry. Ole Herbrand Kleppe, Chief Project Manager of BOB, the Treet building developer, will speak about the design, course of the construction work and solution of fire safety at the conference entitled “Fire safety of constructions” on 21 September at the FOR ARCH 2017 Trade Fair.
You can get registered for the conference HERE.
GRAND PRIX will win the best exhibit or technology, the expert jury will be focusing on technical parameters, progressive technology, unconventional idea, exceptional quality at an affordable price, material, ecological point of view, energy efficiency and market opportunities.
The head of the expert committee returns after a one-year break Karel Kabele, Faculty of Civil Engineering of CTU in Prague. Ladislav Brett of the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians in Construction, Independent Expert Vladimír Galád and Pavel Košnar of the Association of Swimming Pools and Saunas of the Czech Republic - ABAS ČR in the jury will meet yet again. This year, new specialists will complete this important task for the first time - Zdeněk Lyčka, independent expert. Within the new field Security the jury will probably be complemented by an expert on this area, who we will introduce later.
The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology will attend the FOR ARCH 2017 fair and present the heat insulation solar glass.
The glass is very unique in the world due to it can generate solar power to supply all the energy consumption from cooling and heating system and still remain some power to feed back into grid. There is no possibility for any other Low-e glass in the world to reach this target.
You can get more information on the product at the fair at the stand of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in the hall 1.
The 28th FOR ARCH international trade fair currently experiences unprecedented demand on the part of exhibitors. With 80% of exhibition area already sold, exhibitors now have the last chance to register for this most important event of the construction industry in the Czech Republic. The deadline for discounted prices of exhibition are is on 31 May 2017. Book your place now and become part of an international event that will help you present your products to the Czech and Central-European markets. Contact us through the contact form HERE.
The performance of the Czech building industry will return to a slight growth in the upcoming two years again after the unfavourable year 2016. The forecasts of building companies are, however, rather cautious. According to their estimations, the building production should grow in 2017 annually on average by 2.7 per cent, when the positive development is expected by almost three quarters of directors and representatives of building firms. More pessimistic expectations are reported in the outlook of this year especially by the firms focused on engineering constructions and large building companies. On the other hand, this year should be successful for companies focused on building construction and small and medium-sized firms. Nevertheless, besides building companies, optimistic expectations come also from people who plan renovations and building a house in a single-handed manner. In the long-term outlook the growth of the Czech building industry should continue at a slight rate of 1.5 per cent.
Number of exhibition spaces for the FOR ARCH fair is rapidly declining, interest in them is great. 28th International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH will be held from 19 till 23 September 2017 at PVA EXPO PRAGUE in Letnany. Novelty for exhibitors and visitors will be the new hall, which would be built on the site of the current Hall no. 7 and which will offer together with larger exhibition area much more comfort.
Alarm systems are one of smart homes‘ elements. As intelligent household is maximum opened, connected and liberal, alarm systems have the task to protect inhabitants and users of building. It aspires to the complete opposite, and despite the fact that in each of the installed security system is now very easily sharing data virtually anywhere in the "local and global" network. A prerequisite is also integration with other systems, whether safety, operational or personal.
Use of alarm systems in intelligent buildings should be built on their primary use, protection. If it were not, it could be just an illusion of safety. It is possible that rapidly evolving technology also allows for a connection that will not be favourable for one or the another system (smart/security).
This year’s edition of the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH, which is the largest event of this type in the Czech Republic, was extraordinarily successful again. Altogether 841 exhibitors presented their expositions there, 67 of them coming from abroad from 15 countries of the world, and the number of visitors thus exceeded the limit of 71,000 persons. This success would not have been possible without involvement of our long-term partners, and therefore we would like to express our thanks for the demonstrated support to the general partner of the trade fair, the ČEZ Group, to the car manufacturing company FORD for official cars of the trade fair, to the organisations and other institutions which provided their auspices for the event, as well as to all our professional and media partners. At the same time we would like to express our great thanks also to all visitors whose support is at the same time a great challenge for us in the future as well.