Arch. Şerban ŢIGĂNAŞ
President of THE ORDER OF THE ARCHITECTS OF ROMANIA
Co-organizer of the Romanian editions of INGLASS
I think the conference has exceeded the expectations of many and my explanation is that the format of the conference has been practised in Romania. After the 10 similar expo conferences that have taken place in Bucharest, an equilibrium has been reached, a science of compatible with each other, with the subject, with the expectations of the audience, and I think this is a good time to come to Poland, to export this event.
I believe that things have started very well, I am extremely curious to see how they will continue. In Bucharest, I have followed the audience and found that it always consisted of a devoted public, certain people, certain faces that I would always see, which means something, and always new people as well. I am very curious to see how the Polish will act. Polish architecture is very interesting, and for me, as a Romanian, even though I know quite a lot about European architecture, visiting Poland has been relevant.
Arch. Mariusz ŚCISŁO
President of THE ASSOCIATION OF THE POLISH ARCHITECTS SARP
Co-organizer of the Polish editions of INGLASS
It was a very good combination of fresh designers who are somewhere at the beginning or in full swing of their career and who allow us, in fact, to anticipate the future. What pleased me very much was that the public had the opportunity to see what it means to put in the effort to produce quality interiors, as the speakers presented their projects behind the scenes, where we saw huge labour, which one must be both driven and subtle to understand when decoding the result.
Another thing that I find important is that this conference highlights the exceptions and things that can be inspiring, models to follow. The world does not know them, does not see them and this justifies the public’s appetite for this conference. A great benefit is also its educational role.
Member of the Board of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects
Guest Speaker INGLASS Budapest 2015
The Chamber of Hungarian Architects is glad, that INGLASS conference is here in our city, it is the highest professional gathering for architects, dealing with the material glass.
We support all professional education and conference, which are in favor of our members. The conference is is an opportunity for every registered architect.
Arch. Gijs Rikken
Project Architect / Architect MVRDV bv, The Netherlands
Guest Speaker, MVRDV
Buildings are often heavy and solid things. Made to house, to contain, to shelter. There is often a blunt permanence in them, caused by the straightforwardness of their stone facades or concrete walls.
But will they always remain so? Could they transform into something lighter, something more ephemeral in future
times? Can they become less obvious and more coincidental?
The glass bricks of the Crystal Houses show a building component on the edge of its existence. It is recognizable as a typical brick wall in texture, but at the same time escapes the naturally associated feeling of heaviness of such a wall, by changing material and becoming transparent. It is on the verge of disappearing.
So what is next? A completely transparent wall? An entire facade that is there but can almost not be seen? A fully invisible building, unobtrusively occupying space whilst still fulfilling its primal functions? Can we push this until only the memory of the material remains?
Prof. Wolf D. PRIX
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Austria
Special Guest INGLASS Bucharest 2013
INGLASS was perfectly organized and had very interesting presentations. The lecture I held and the message addressed at the event was: “Don’t worry, in two days tomorrow will be yesterday.
Arch. Ósbjørn JACOBSEN
Henning Larsen Architects, The Winner of Mies van der Rohe 2013
Special Guest of INGLASS 2014
One of the most important forces behind architectural progress has always been the possibility of coming together, to create platforms where interaction and inspiration can take place. It has definitely been a positive experience. It was a very good blend, having a lot of very inspiring, different approaches, lectures, which went well with different shorter lectures in between that were more technical, showing what they are doing, quite inspiring also.
I really feel that there is something bubbling in the Eastern part of Europe, which is very interesting for architects.
Arch. Rainer MAHLAMAKI
LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS, Finland
Guest Speaker INGLASS Warsaw 2014
The reason why I accepted the invitation is because I saw in the program that this will be a very well prepared conference. My first reaction was that there is a list of very good speakers and also representatives of prominent architectural offices giving speeches about architectural use of glass. It has been a very big pleasure to be here.
Prof.dr. Jan KNIPPERS
Keynote Speaker, Partner, Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, Stuttgart, GERMANY
Professor, Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE)
Future façades should be responsive to both internal and external conditions. With the use of parametric and multi-criteria optimization tools, façades can be designed to respond to various functional, programmatic and environmental requirements. Kinematic systems enable real-time modifications to ambient conditions. The capacity for building skin to actively support building function is critical to the future of façade design.
Arch. Krzysztof INGARDEN
President of Ingarden & Ewy Architects, Poland
Keynote Speaker INGLASS Bucharest 2015
It was a big pleasure to come to the conference. It was my first visit to Bucharest so I was very excited to be here and very excited about the architecture conference in which I could understand some of the problems that Romanian architects and urban planners have.
Some of the issues are quite similar with what we experience in Poland, so we can understand the situation. I am really fascinated with the architecture of the city and with the organization of the conference.
Arch. Dan S. HANGANU
DAN HANGANU ARCHITECTS, Canada
Special Guest INGLASS Bucharest 2011
It is my believe that the time of glass has come, it came a long time ago, maybe a decade ago, maybe even more. I am impressed by the contemporary Romanian architecture, in average I consider it very very good. Comparing to other countries I visit, the average is very very good.
Arch. Andrzej BULANDA
Principal of Bulanda Mucha Architects
Guest Speaker INGLASS Bucharest 2015
I admired the hospitallity and the additional program of INGLASS expo conference. The presentations were really interesting due to the level of the subjects spread out very well, from architecture to teaching. I think everyone could find everything for himself.
Marketing and Innovations Director, Saint-Gobain Glass, Official Partner
It was a big opportunity to meet in one place so many people. It is a big challenge for us today to combine our forces for close cooperation between architects, glass producers and investors, to reach the ambitious goals of our customers. They are looking for better parameters, better design, performance, looking for a good service and smart communication, and to reach these dreams we have to combine forces and work together.
Regional Market leader, High Performance Building Solutions at Dow Corning, Speaker and Partner
I am positively surprised to see that there are so many architects, that there are engineering companies as well, sharing all their knowledge. It is good to see the other side because we are coming from the industry and we have had an inside-out look from time to time in this kind of events. It is a really nice event, a lot of interest is generated through all these presentations. I am excited to see there is so much interest in the innovations we have presented today.
Rieder Group, Speaker and Sponsor
The conference has been very good. I am astonished to having so many architects here, I am looking forward to conversation leads, whatever comes out of this conference. I am always positive, I hope my speech will be remembered, I tried to be really focused on what people are interested in. It is a great opportunity to spread the word, to get the news out. Many of my colleagues and speakers already did a kind of seeking for questions which need to be answered. The audience kind of steer you in a certain direction.