Architecture is in Crisis and sustainable design | Nicolas Duval | TEDxUniversityofNicosia by TEDx Talks   4 years ago

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As we continue to build houses and cities designed for the future are we possibly forgetting the true elements of architecture that matter the most? Have we underestimated the significance of sustainable living? In this TEDx University of Nicosia talk, Architect and sustainability expert Nicolas Duval reminds us of the things that matter the most in designing homes and cities for our future.

Nicolas Duval was born in Famagusta, Cyprus in 1973. He studied painting and sculpture at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and then architecture at the ENSA of Toulouse, France. After graduating he moved back to Cyprus where he gained experience in different practices before co establishing Duval Fournier Architects in 2007. A practice dealing mainly with residential architecture, retail and interior design which values dialogue, curiosity and aesthetics.

Nicolas Duval further enhanced his expertise by pursuing a specialisation in energy efficiency obtaining accreditation as an Energy Auditor. In 2014, he co-founded Terra Consultants, a firm specialising in energy efficiency, sustainability and ways of adding value to the community.

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