Architecture, Environmental Design and Sustainable Ecology
This essay investigates ways in which to make today's architecture more sustainable in a society that has come to value economic factors over environmental factors, and has tended towards poor use of space and unsustainable building design.
# 128042 | 1,086 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 |
Published on Jun 25, 2010 in Architecture (Modern) , Environmental Studies (Design) , Architecture (Theory)
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This essay discusses issues in architecture and sustainability and what must be done to preserve resources while building in a space and economic conscious fashion. The essay argues that an architectural emphasis on nature and humanism have become obscured by economic factors which has lead to poor use of space and unsustainable building design. Further, the essay argues that in order to preserve society's resources, architecture in which commercial, residential, artistic and community-oriented goals are shared must be encouraged. The essay suggests that if a city embraces the reciprocal relationship between social coalescence and proper public brokerage, ecological degradation will become less likely.
From the Paper:"Physical surroundings are a determinant factor in the defining the human experience. The communities, neighborhoods and buildings where we find familiarity and comfort are also those same hosts upon which we rely for sustenance, socialization and survival. And to that end, the interaction between man and nature defines the shape taken by each of these pursuits. Though such is a premise which has always persisted as an overarching theme in the infinite architectural philosophies that have adorned and scarred the earth, today's architectural dilemmas suggest that the emphases on nature and humanism have become destructively obscured by economic factors."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Berke, P.R. (2002). Does Sustainable Development Offer a New Direction for Planning? Challenges for the Twenty-First Century. Journal of Planning Literature, 17 (21).
- Cudworth, Erika. (2003). Environment and Society. Routledge.
- Jacobs, Jane. (1992). The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Vintage.
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