Interaction of design, place and climate
Maud is a practising urban designer, architect, critic, researcher and educator. She's worked in leading practices in Europe and the US, and realised projects with these and her own practice XPACE in Europe. She studied at the ETH Zurich and Columbia University. She taught at the Swiss Polytechnic, and held a professor position at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, in architecture and construction. Her practice and PhD research revolves around the interaction of design, place and climate, aimed at finding socially and environmentally responsive design solutions.
Maud Cassaignau's Articles
In praise of Cremorne
A vision for the treasured Melbourne suburb preserves its heritage while suggesting creative ways forward.
Build it and they will (hopefully) come
Can Indonesia solve the problems of overcrowded Jakarta by building a new capital on the island of Borneo?
Episode 12: Designing future cities
The challenge of providing appropriate care to an ageing population means the rate of technological innovation needs to be stepped up and more smart homes created.