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
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
24:09    |    
Blossom: Community garden and gathering space
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
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: 14 |  

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 Cornell University (1997) and a Masters of Architecture in…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín