Guide, tool, checklist, reminder, accurate, repository, etc. All these terms may qualify this book published for the third time by the French-speaking and German-speaking Council of the Order of Architects, a book intended for all those who want to practice the profession of architect. It is also aimed at all active architects who will certainly find the necessary information to help them in all circumstances and throughout the various stages of their careers. We invite you to discover it on paper or online at This guide is one of the witnesses of the new and dynamic wind which blows on the Order of Architects. Many were involved in the writing of this book: mandataries of the Order, staff members of the Order or external consultants. We would like to thank them all very sincerely and warmly for their precious and enthusiastic collaboration. As the architectural profession is constantly evolving, it goes without saying that this guide will require regular updates which will be incorporated without delay into its electronic version (available on the Ordre's website). After thanking those who made this book possible, we would like to acknowledge the work that will be done to ensure that this guide is "sustainable".
ApolitikA - National Guidelines for Quality and Culture of Building
2013 - 2020
The initiative for the development and adoption of the document on Architectural policies was launched by the Department of Architects of the Croatian Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers in Construction and the Association of Croatian Architects at the 1st Congress of Croatian Architects in 2004, and was continued at the 2nd Congress of Croatian Architects in 2007. Within the context of the 3rd Congress of Croatian Architects “Apolitika 2013” held in 2010, guidelines for the development of a Croatian architectural policy were promoted, and work on defining and developing the document began. Recognition of the role of architecture in terms of its cultural, aesthetic and social value led to the signing of a common Statement by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction, the Physical Planning Council of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian Chamber of Architects, and the Association of Croatian Architects. With this Statement they committed to promote and actively participate in activities related to the adoption of the document, whereby the creation of a national platform was initiated. The Architectural policies document, which states the public interest in the quality of the overall built environment, will necessarily be integrated into policy as a catalyst in the process of sustainable develoment, and become part of the concern for the public space, the advancement of design values founded on local specificities, the protection of health, the climate and security.
Media Impact Review
The purpose is to present a meta-study of relevant studies of the interaction between public service media and private media with a view to their overall contribution to community information, development and coherence. The report focuses on mapping the foreign literature with special focus on the relevance of the studies to Danish conditions. The English main report provides an overview of what the existing scientific literature as well as relevant public and private studies from various stakeholders have to say on the subject.
Baukultur Report City and Village 2016/2017
2016 - 2017
The Baukultur Report 2016/17 “City and Village” focuses on small and medium-sized urban spaces and rural areas. It builds upon its predecessor and likewise contains recommendations for action to increase Baukultur. It was presented to the public for the first time at the Convention of Baukultur, held in Potsdam from 3 to 5 November 2016. The Baukultur Report, with its recommendations for action, is aimed at all those involved in planning and building, so as to remedy deficits and make optimal use of recognised potentials. Besides general recommendations for action, in particular the public sector – that is, the federal government, states, and municipalities –, private building owners, and the housing and real estate industry as well as professional chambers and associations are addressed. The Federal Foundation of Baukultur and the various Baukultur initiatives are also charged with resolutely expanding the network and, in so doing, strengthening Baukultur.
Icelandic Government Policy of Architecture
2014 - 2018
The first national design strategy for Iceland will enhance the importance of design in all conception, development, and manufacture of products, with the aim of strengthening Icelandic companies’ competitive position and increasing value creation.
Prepared by a work group put together by The Ministry of Industries and Innovation and the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, the design strategy discusses the role of design in the Icelandic society in the following three categories:
Education and knowledge to develop, promote and strengthen design education
Work and support environment to increase professional emphasis, simplify solutions, and encourage initiatives.
Promotion to instruct, promote and exhibit Icelandic design projects locally and internationally.
Cultural Policy Guidelines 2014-2020 Creative Latvia Architecture Industry Strategy
2015 - 2020
The purpose of this policy is to create the necessary conditions for the creation and sustainability of a quality living space based on high quality architecture, to strengthen the national identity of a country through the use of architectural values, resources and competences, to engage and educate public, as well as representation of the interests of all groups, to promote of the competitiveness of the architectural industry, improvement of its legal framework, creation of favorable conditions for creative business and export of architectural services.
Action Agenda for Architecture and Spatial Design: Building on the Strength of Design
2013 - 2016
The agenda sets out initiatives and tools that the national government in the Netherlands wants to use to strengthen the position of designs and designers.The thrust of policy is directed towards ensuring that architecture and spatial design make an excellent and effective contribution to the spatial and cultural development of the Netherlands and, partly as a result of that, to strengthening the country’s international economic position (investment climate, exports and competitive position). By making this effort, the Cabinet wants to help assure the existence of an architecture and spatial design sector that is and remains economically vital, socially relevant and culturally innovative.
Wales - Technical Advice Note 12: Design
The purpose of this TAN is to equip all those involved in the design of development with advice on how ‘Promoting sustainability through good design’ and ‘Planning for sustainable building’ may be facilitated through the planning system.