Eco-Architecture: Harmonisation Between Architecture And by G. Broadbent, C. A. Brebbia

By G. Broadbent, C. A. Brebbia

Not like the mechanistic structures it replaces, Eco-Architecture is in concord with nature, together with its instant environs. judgements need to be taken on ecological grounds referring to destinations, siting and orientation, in addition to the well-informed collection of fabrics. Eco-Architecture is by way of definition inter-disciplinary; it calls for the collaboration of engineers, planners, physicists, sociologists, economists, and different experts, as well as architects. The papers contained during this booklet have been written by means of diverse experts and try and specialise in the interdisciplinary personality of eco-architecture. that includes papers from the 1st foreign convention on Harmonisation among structure and Nature, Featured themes contain: Ecological & cultural sensitivity; ancient & philosophical elements; layout with nature; evaluation & number of fabrics; common applied sciences; layout by means of passive platforms; development operation & upkeep; Water conservation.

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Cultural creatives are members of a subculture described for the first time by Ray [3]. This group of people longs for better health, lower consumption and more spirituality and has more respect for the earth and the diversity of life than other people. According to Ray almost 25% of the Americans is part of this growing group. Research of MarketResponse [4] shows that in the Netherlands this percentage is 15% and the number is growing too. It can be assumed that these percentages are similar for architects.

Nevertheless, it is very important to point out that most of these methods concentrate on the physical impacts on the natural environment. In a relatively recent investigation many of these assessment programs applied in the UK, USA, Norway, Sweden and France were reviewed, concluding as one of their main problems, the following: However, none of the systems reviewed [BREAM, LEED, ESCALE, Ecoprofile, Ecoeffect] in this paper includes social and economic indicators of sustainability; all concentrate on physical and environmental aspects of sustainability [10].

A dialogical vision of architecture, of sustainable development itself, takes a main role when proposing to transfer the Bajtinian concept of dialogue, understood as the most important way in which individuals of a specific society communicate with each other - that every individual expression is the result of an intense interaction and synthesis of various ‘voices’ from our past and present as a model to analyze architecture and to try to build a bridge between man and nature and, in this way, through the recognition and evaluation of the ethical, logical and aesthetic dimensions of an architectural whole, seek to understand its role as the dwelling space of man and to try, in Bajtin’s words, ‘to discover the interior unity of meaning’ that sustains a building in a specific place and culture: The dialogical analysis of architecture discovers it as a bridge between social sciences and physical sciences, or social history (history) and the history of earth (cosmology).

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