HP hosts webinars on architects that “are helping to build a better world”



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Promotion: technology brand HP has invited designers and architects to present a series of talks discussing how forward-thinking design can better meet user needs.

The brand’s six webinars cover a range of topics, including changes in residential design following the coronavirus pandemic, designing for workplace environments, how drawing can be a powerful communicative tool, sustainable beach houses and the impact of small, everyday objects.

In the series, HP aims to showcase “how leading specialists are helping to build a better world through smarter design and construction”.



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

The webinar describes a selection of Big-Game‘s furniture and products that represent the studio’s ethos of improving 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 following the Covid-19 pandemic and how design can reflect evolving habits.

“A lot of people are starting to think of their homes in a different way,” he said. “Before it was just a place to go to sleep or have a shower before going out with friends. Now people are starting to feel their home as a place to stay and a place that has to represent ourselves.”



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

Forte and Gimenes discuss how workplace design has changed in the last decade and how architects can better meet user needs.



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

Murray explains that as the workplace has become increasingly digitised, designers must reconsider how the working environment is designed and the importance of providing a connection to nature.



Based in Lagos, Nigeria, architect Tosin Oshinowo presented a talk 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 systems of servicing while also being able to incorporate a social sustainability”.



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

In the talk titled Drawing up positive change using architecture, Shaikh explains how he uses drawing as a tool for communicating and unpacks the progression of a sketch to a realised building.

To view more of its webinars visit HP’s website.

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