• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 01:16    |    
    Architecture in terms of politics
  • 01:56    |    
    Gender role of the architect in the 1900's
  • 03:12    |    
    Role of women in architecture
  • 04:21    |    
    Femenine form architecture
  • 05:32    |    
    Diva Lounge
    • Wood
    • Visual optics
    • Social encounter map
    • Carpentry techniques
    • LED illumination
    • Sensual inspiration
    • Bathroom pods
  • 14:52    |    
    • Torii gates
    • Cultural inspiration
    • Optical illusion design
  • 20:21    |    
  • Harmony Hills School Project
  • 22:01    |    
    Elmwood Community Garden Project
  • Materials
  • 24:09    |    
    Blossom: Community garden and gathering space
  • Structures
  • 28:10    |    
    Flip a strip: Strip mall renovation
    • Smaller retail spaces
    • Roof strategy
    • Roof purposes
    • Roof insulation system
  • 35:29    |    
    Big Hammock Project
    • Political issues
    • Greenway Project
    • Hammock structure
    • Weaving process
    • Sustainability focus
    • Performance
  • 47:57    |    
    Cultural studio focus
  • 49:40    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Within an architectural context, how do you think the role of women has changed through time?
    • How do you incorporate social responsibility in your designs?
    • In comparison to other designers, can you explain how the work of an architect changes the process of interior design?
    • In your learning process, which experiences made an impact in your profession? What advice can you give students?
  • 56:37    |    
    Final credits

Promoting Craft, Culture and Engagement in Architecture

  | 07 de noviembre de 2011  | Vistas: 27

Facultad de Arquitectura UFM

Hansy Better presents an alternate perspective of architecture viewed through a gender scope that allows people to eliminate restrictions and open their minds to new and innovative ideas; perceptions that somehow, positively destroy old paradigms. She explains several of her projects, showing how each received a different approach in the use of materials, orientation, and cultural aspects, depending on the client's needs. Sustainability and integration tend to be primary elements in her designs, as she understands the role of structures within a social context. Better also talks about the Big Hammock Project, in which she explains its whole process of design and construction. She speaks about the motivations she had and describes the main tendencies that encouraged her to carry out such work, along with the obstacles she needed to overcome.




Hansy Better received her first professional Bachelors of Architecture degree from…