sustainable architecture, definition of
- Sustainable Architecture
A general term that describes environmentally-conscious design techniques in the field of architecture. Sustainable architecture is framed by the larger discussion of sustainability and the pressing economic and political issues of our world. In the broad context, sustainable architecture seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Most simply, the idea of sustainability, or ecological design, is to ensure that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunities of future generations. EcoWho blog posts where 'sustainable architecture' used:News & Blog articles where 'sustainable architecture' used:
This term can be used to describe an energy and ecologically conscious approach to the design of the built environment.
- Fully circular office can be sustainably demounted and rebuilt in weeks
In its latest example of circular construction, Dutch architecture firm cepezed has completed Building D(emountable), a modern structure that can be fully demounted and is currently located in the heart of Delft...
- Pop-up prefab hospitals proposed as healthcare centers during pandemics
Moved by the stories of COVID-19 patients and medical professionals from around the world, Amsterdam-based architectural firm Studio Prototype has designed The Vital House, a conceptual, pop-up healthcare center built from sustainable, prefabricated elements...
- Are these zero-carbon domes the future of sustainable housing?
When design and architecture start-up Geoship met its $100,000 equity crowdfunding goal in just five days in January 2020, founder and CEO Morgan Bierschenk knew the fledgling company had something special on its hands...
- Green design at Te Mirumiru center honors Maori history
Architecture encompasses a lot of things. It’s art. It’s function. It’s culture. The Te Mirumiru Early Childhood Education Centre is an example of all three, with the added achievement of a low environmental impact. [...]
- 1850s barn in Italy becomes a modern, sustainable family home
Located at the foot of UNESCO World Heritage site Alpe di Siusi in the Italian province of South Tyrol, Messner House represents adaptive reuse at its finest...
- Temple of Poop grows a flowering rooftop with human waste
Latvian design and build workshop Zeltini has made answering the call of nature into an environmental statement with the “Temple of Poop,” a timber outhouse that composts human waste into fertilizer for a rooftop garden...
- York Universitys new green-roofed student center celebrates inclusivity
After overwhelmingly voting in favor of a second campus building devoted solely to student space, students at Toronto’s York University have welcomed a new student center with an inspiring emphasis on inclusivity and sustainability...
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