Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies LAST
Starting of the RHODANIE URBAINE design studio in Greater Lyon
By an approach at different levels of intervention – from urban design to constructive detail – Prof. Emmanuel Rey's studio aims at analyzing, exploring, and experimenting the specific issues related to the contribution of the architectural project to the evolution of the built environment towards sustainability, in the perspective of an urban densification near public transport and an experimentation of new constructive approaches. Entitled RHODANIE URBAINE, the 2020-2021 studio will conduct its investigations on the theme of new interactions between the Rhône and the urban areas that it crosses, focusing on a sector located in Givors, in the southernmost part of Greater Lyon.
PLEA 2020 Conference in A Coruña
The 35th edition of the International Conference on Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) was organized by the University of A Coruña (UDC) from 1st to 3rd September 2020. On this occasion, the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) was involved into the presentation of two conference papers concerning its research on the integration of sustainability criteria into the urban and architectural design process.
From offices to housing
Faced with the foreseeable reduction in office space needs, the conversion of administrative buildings into housing tends to increase. In this context, Prof. Emmanuel Rey, head of the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), was interviewed by the newspaper "Le Temps" to identify the architectural challenges of this type of approach.