SOLD OUT 1·Lectures: Renovate, Don’t Speculate – HouseEurope!

at Academie van Bouwkunst


Academie van Bouwkunst

Arcam and the Academy of Architecture present the first 1-lecture of the year: Renovate, Don’t Speculate. b+ s+ HouseEurope! will present a lecture about the profession of architecture today with examples of renovation stories from the practice of b+ and introducing the European Citizens’ Initiative, HouseEurope!, a citizens’ initiative for an EU legislation that boosts the renovation of existing buildings and stops their demolition driven by speculation.

This 1·Lecture includes the screening of The Demolition Drama (32 mins), a film produced by s+ (, DARCH, ETHZ) for HouseEurope! in which architects, economists, sociologists and transformation specialists, talk about The Demolition Drama.



20.00 – 21.00   1:Lecture: Renovate, Don’t Speculate

21:00 – 21.30    Screening: The Demolition Drama

About 1·Lectures
Since 2014, the Academy of Architecture has been organising the 1·Lectures in collaboration with the Amsterdam Architecture Centre. This series of architectural lectures provides a platform for speakers from home and abroad to talk about a variety of topics from the international world of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture.

About the speakers (Arno Brandlhuber, Jolene Lee) (b+) is a collaborative architecture practice that operates at the intersection of theory and praxis, and across different media and formats. The practice seeks to engage with the contemporary challenges of our time, particularly those related to social-ecological transformation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, with ecologically and economically viable answers.

Station+ (s+) is a teaching and research platform at the Chair of Arno Brandlhuber, Institute for Design at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. s+ was founded as an architecture TV station to further explore the potential of video and film as design tools for form-making beyond the built object, between fact and fiction, in space and time.

HouseEurope! is a European Citizens’ Initiative that advocates for an EU legislation to boost the renovation of existing buildings and stops their demolition driven by speculation.z

Practical information

Date: Thurday March 7th 2024
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Location: Academie van Bouwkunst
Adress: Waterlooplein 213, 1011PG Amsterdam


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