HP Hosts Webinars About Architects “helping to make the world a better place”

Promotion: technology brand HP has invited designers and architects to hold a series of lectures discussing how forward-thinking design can better meet the needs of users.

The brand’s six webinars cover a range of topics, including changes in residential design after the coronavirus pandemic, work environment design, how drawing can be a powerful communication tool, sustainable beach houses and the impact of small, everyday objects.

In the series, HP aims to show “how leading specialists are helping to build a better world by designing and building smarter”.

Swiss design studio Big-Game joined HP for the first webinar in the series, in which studio founders Augustin Scott de Martinville, GrĂ©goire Jeanmonod and Elric Petit discussed “how everyday objects can enhance the spaces in which we live and work”.

The webinar details a selection of Big-Game’s furniture and products that represent the studio’s ethos to improve living conditions through smart design and construction.

Robert Palomba, co-founder of interior design studio Palomba Serafini Associati, presented a webinar on the conditions of post-pandemic living standards.

In the talk, Palomba explores changes in how we use our homes after the Covid-19 pandemic and how design can reflect changing habits.

“A lot of people are starting to think about their home in a different way,” he said. “It used to be just a place to sleep or shower before going out with friends. Now people are starting to feel their home is a place to stay and a place to represent ourselves.”

Taking their own architectural designs as examples, Brazilian studio FGMF Arquitetos partners Fernando Forete and Lourenço Gimenes led a webinar on the future of office space design.

Forte and Gimenes discuss how workplace design has changed over the past decade and how architects can better meet the needs of users.

In a webinar titled Balancing Digital and Natural, owner of American practice Olson Kundig Architects Kirsten R Murray proposes that office interiors should incorporate natural design elements.

Murray explains that as the workplace becomes more and more digitized, designers need to rethink how the work environment is designed and how important it is to connect with nature.

Architect Tosin Oshinowo, based in Lagos, Nigeria, presented a lecture on the sustainable evolution of West African beach houses.

In the webinar, Oshinowo explores how gaining independence influenced architecture in African countries, tropical modernist design, and projects completed by her studio, CmDesign Atelier.

Oshinowo explains how CmDesign Atelier’s beach house designs aim to “create comfortable spaces with passive service systems while integrating social sustainability”.

For the final webinar in the series, HP invited podcast host Hamza Shaikh of Two Worlds Design to discuss the importance of drawings for sparking conversation and “creating a positive impact on society”.

In the talk entitled Drawing up positive change using architecture, Shaikh explains how he uses drawing as a means of communication and how he unpacks the progress from a sketch to a realized building.

Visit HP’s website to view more of its webinars.

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