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Sustainable Architecture: The International Style of the 21st Century

Sustainable Architecture: The International Style of the 21st Century | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

Sustainability is defined as our ability to meet our present needs without compromising the abilities of future generations to meet their own. The three Es (Economy, Ecology, and Equality) and the three Ps (People, Planet, Profit) are simple guides for sustainability as a consideration in decision-making.

These ideals can combine with 3 current pillars of architecture to come up with a new series of precepts: program, economy, operation, and harmony.

-Program describes the purpose of the building and its ability to carry out that function for the ease and comfort of those who would inhabit it. It is most concerned with people and the human element of the architectural experience.

-Economy speaks to the ability of a building to stand and is concerned primarily with its production and use of materials both physical and nonphysical. It is most concerned with the component parts of that which makes up a building and minimizing waste.

-Operation is all about the performance of a building in all of the non-human aspects, such as light, air, water, and energy. Economy and operation are strongly related and are opposite sides of the same coin; one has profound effects on the other.

-Finally, harmony is an expression of the building as a whole and how well it relates to itself, the world around it, and those who use it. It is the most subjective of the pillars and is mostly aesthetic. Similar to the relationship of economy to operation, harmony is the reciprocal of program; one is the consideration of the building unto itself, the other the consideration of the building unto the world...

 

In the weeks to come, these four pillars will be covered in more depth looking at the theoretical, practical, and technological ins and outs of Sustainable architecture- the International Style of the 21st century.


Via Lauren Moss, Isalyne Couteaux, Adela Ciurea, Ricardo E. Valenzuela Ruiz
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This article gave me an idea for a design task activity consisting of making your own sustainable building. If I were to ever create this activity I'd probably find an old building in the city that was going to be knocked down and create a story that the students had to design the replacement. I'd give criteria based around sustainable practices as well as what functions the building must have. The main focus I'd give them would be that the building needs to meet the needs of the residents without compromising future generations. From this resource I would take the three Ps mention - Purpose (does it fulfill the purpose for which it was designed), Physical (does it achieve the physical requirements given) and Pleasing (does it look good). If I really wanted to extend this task I could create a budget for the building in which the students would have to manage during its creation. I'd definitely do this as a group task because collaboration between students always generates more ideas.

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JCB profits fall 29%   #Construction

JCB profits fall 29%   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Construction machinery manufacturer JCB manufacturer saw its underlying profits fall substantially in 2015 but its sales volume held up better than the market as a whole.
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Worker killed as platform hits overhead power line 

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A Scottish power company has been fined £133,000 after the fatal electrocution of a worker on the power line between Dounreay and Beauly.
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Building More Homes - new House of Lords report -  #Construction 

Building More Homes - new House of Lords report -  #Construction  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Building More Homes - build 300k each year by enabling local government and housing associations to get back into the business of building houses.
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Winners of Staffordshire Business Awards - Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce

Winners of Staffordshire Business Awards - Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
About Thank you to everyone who entered Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Business Awards 2016. The standard of entries this year was simply outstanding. Our annual awards showcase the achievements, success stories and outstanding performance of Staffordshire’s best businesses. We are incredibly proud of our county’s business heritage, current successes and the future opportunities being created. …
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Densest-ever memory system uses individual atoms to store data

Densest-ever memory system uses individual atoms to store data | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) have developed a memory technology that achieves the ultimate physical limit by using individual atoms to represent a single bit of data.
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#SMEs struggling with employment law

Research highlights a lack of understanding of employee rights and pension rules
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Professor claims engineering breakthrough with indestructible bridge

Professor claims engineering breakthrough with indestructible bridge | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A university professor has come up with an optimised design for an arch bridge with unlimited bearing capacity.
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Revealed: AR House 2016 finalists

Revealed: AR House 2016 finalists | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

COMMENT FAT’s A House for Essex is among the finalists of the internationally renowned AR House awards The awards, run by AJ sister title The Architectural Review, attracted schemes from around the world, including homes in Germany, the US, Japan and the UK. The jury of Alison Brooks, 


Takero Shimazaki and Aljoša Dekleva chose projects that exemplified the changing nature of what a house is, while embracing the award’s long tradition of promoting exemplary design. The finalists A House for Essex, UK by Charles Holland/FAT/Grayson Perry Cosmic, Japan by UID Architects On the Water, Japan by NikkenSekkei Casa Caldera, Arizona by DUST Shimazaki said the shortlisted schemes reflected ‘the ambiguity and ephemerality of our present and the definition of a future house.’ 


 Rather than simply judge based on submissions, each finalist has been visited by an independent writer and photographer, who have reported their findings back to the jury.

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Face mask failures on the rise  #HSE  #Construction

Face mask failures on the rise  #HSE  #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Failure to fit face masks correctly has emerged as a growing problem across the UK construction industry, according to latest data.
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Paris pulls out all the stops in effort to poach London’s financial sector

Paris pulls out all the stops in effort to poach London’s financial sector | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The French government is bending over backwards with promises of tax cuts, in order to present Paris and the eurozone as a safe haven from the uncertainty of Brexit, and the risk of economic depression in the United Kingdom. EurActiv France reports.
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Register to the attend the Launch of the LunchNet Huddle, in partnership with Port Vale Football Club

Register to the attend the Launch of the LunchNet Huddle, in partnership with Port Vale Football Club | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The LunchNet Huddle is our ‘Pure Networking Event’; it’s dynamic, fast paced and offers a real return on investment – or your money back!
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#Manchester’s tallest skyscraper plan approved      #Construction

#Manchester’s tallest skyscraper plan approved      #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
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£10,000 Prize to cut roadwork disruption and delays   #Construction

£10,000 Prize to cut roadwork disruption and delays   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Empty desStaffordshire County Council and contractor Amey are running the contest, which is being backed by roadworks database firm Elgin and innovation consultant Tenshi.cription
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HMRC smashes £6.9m #Construction Tax Fraud 

HMRC smashes £6.9m #Construction Tax Fraud  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A £6.9m tax fraud centred on the construction industry has been busted by HMRC following a two-year investigation.
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Worker killed as platform hits overhead power line 

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A Scottish power company has been fined £133,000 after the fatal electrocution of a worker on the power line between Dounreay and Beauly.
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Fabulous Design! - This step ladder is designed to hang on the wall like a piece of art

product designer Jeeyoung Yang has given new life to the traditional step ladder and made it something that you might be proud to show off, so much so that you could hang it on your wall as a piece of art.
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Dunne Group ceases trading with the loss of 524 jobs  #Construction

Dunne Group ceases trading with the loss of 524 jobs  #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Concrete frame specialist the Dunne Group has ceased trading after being placed in administration on Tuesday afternoon with the loss of 524 jobs.
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Hurrah!  -  Lords call for 50% increase in house-building target   #Construction

Hurrah!  -  Lords call for 50% increase in house-building target   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A parliamentary committee has called on the government to raise its house-building target by 50% and build 300,000 new homes a year to tackle the housing crisis.
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GGF President Resigns

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Glass and Glazing Federation NewsThe current GGF President, Andrew Glover of West Yorkshire Windows, has regrettably decided to step down from the position to devote more time to his company’s activities.
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Buy-in for Barnsley windows firm Sash-Fitrite

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Barnsley-based PVC fabrication businesses SASH-Fitrite is under new ownership after a management buy-in.
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Second Quarter Growth for Sales of #Construction Products

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The Construction Product Association’s latest state of trade survey reports continued growth in sales of construction products in the second quarter of 2016.
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MBO for Polyframe   #Glazing

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Polyframe Group, the Halifax-based manufacturer and distributor of trade windows and doors, has been bought out by its senior management team.
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£8.5m Revamp for #Stoke station gateway & university quarter  #StokeAmbassadors

£8.5m Revamp for #Stoke station gateway & university quarter  #StokeAmbassadors | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Work is set to start this summer on the first stage of a multi-million pound scheme to radically transform the appearance and infrastructure of streets and roads around Staffordshire University and Stoke railway station – making it a much more welcoming environment for visitors, residents and students. Stoke-on-Trent City Council is working in partnership with the …
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A Tesla was involved in a Fatal Crash while in autopilot mode

A Tesla was involved in a Fatal Crash while in autopilot mode | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors announced in a blog post today that it had been made aware that one of its Model S electric cars was involved in a fatal accident on May 7, while the car's "autopilot" function was enabled. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/748620607105839104 This function, introduced last October as an over-the-air upgrade available to Model S cars built after September 2014, i
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How "Stronger Together" vision is helping Stoke on Trent, one year on  #StokeAmbassadors

How "Stronger Together" vision is helping Stoke on Trent, one year on  #StokeAmbassadors | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
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