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Beyond the Greenwash | Bioclimatic Architecture

Beyond the Greenwash | Bioclimatic Architecture | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
In the building industry, greenwashing is a constant challenge.

 

World-renowned architect Ken Yeang explains that bioclimatic architecture is a way to practice green building in a way that cuts through the greenwash, representing truly environmentally responsible, sustainable design.

In an interview with CNN, Yeang cites nature as his ‘biggest source of inspiration’ and notes that he has taken well-developed design principles from the natural world for more than 30 years. The concept of bioclimatic architecture encourages the intermingling of natural and built spaces, with the latter taking the former into the highest consideration.

Yeang states decisions made at the design stage can drastically cut carbon and eliminate future environmental issues.
“If 80% of the impact is caused by design, you can anticipate the impact at that stage and you can reduce the impact from 80% to the minimum.”
The architect cites finding a balance between the built and the natural as a key to mastering bioclimatic design. By balancing natural components with the artificial in a built development, a large-scale building can be offset by the number of plants and natural vegetation included throughout...

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Interview with Robert Oshatz: The Natural Beauty and Lyrical Music of Architecture

Interview with Robert Oshatz: The Natural Beauty and Lyrical Music of Architecture | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

In the words of the great German philosopher Friedrich von Schelling, “Architecture in general is frozen music.” 

If this is to be believed, then the Portland, Oregon based architect Robert Oshatz could be considered a regular virtuoso. Having worked as an architect since the early 70s, Oshatz has become renowned for designing homes with a unique “sense of poetry,” and an appreciation for the natural world – resulting in homes so catered to the local environment that they often appear to blend into the landscape. According to Oshatz, his unique style of design is part of a larger belief in creating human dwellings that exist at peace with the environment that they occupy.

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Q&A> John Gautrey, MEP Man - The Architect's Newspaper

Q&A> John Gautrey, MEP Man - The Architect's Newspaper | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Leading engineer discusses MEP, sustainability, and the future of construction.

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Q+A: Designers Tolya and Otto Stonorov

Q+A: Designers Tolya and Otto Stonorov | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Stonorov Workshop is a design and building collaborative between husband and wife team Tolya and Otto Stonorov...

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Interview with Peter Ho, PHOOEY Architects

Interview with Peter Ho, PHOOEY Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
PHOOEY Architects are a young, enthusiastic and progressive design practice from Melbourne, Australia.

Their portfolio extends from large scale master planning to small scale furniture design. They explore architecture which advocates for environmental, social and cultural awareness and consideration. PHOOEY Architects genuinely and actively explore the use of recycled materials while minimising consumption waste.

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