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Reinterpreting Sustainable Architecture: The Place of Technology
Abstract This paper examines the relationships between diverse technical design strategies and competing conceptions of ecological place making. It highlights the conceptual challenges involved inExpand
Hygromorphic materials for sustainable responsive architecture
The possibility of adaptive building systems based on incorporation of hygromorphic materials are explored and it is argued that they present opportunities for architecture that is passively attuned to the variable natural rhythms of the internal and external environments, and that addresses a wide range of sustainability considerations. Expand
Building with uncertain ethics
Moral dilemmas in the design and care of the built environment are normal, not exceptional (Ray, 2005). In the everyday design and maintenance of the built environment there are often difficult andExpand
Sustainable Materialisation of Responsive Architecture
Natural organisms which employ inherent material properties to enable a passive dynamic response offer inspiration for adaptive bioclimatic architecture. This approach allows a move away from theExpand
Creative upcycling: Reconnecting people, materials and place through making
Abstract Short ‘product lives’ and disposable packaging result in premature disposal of valuable resources. Industrialisation, mass production and global supply chains have resulted in a disconnectExpand
Playing at farming for real in the Third World
Conditional constructions: environmental discourses on natural ventilation
The critical potential of the concept of sustainability may depend on its ability to provide a space for a meaningful dialogue about the possible appropriate relationships between technology, natureExpand
Hybrid Environments: The spaces of Sustainable Design
Farmer and Guy argue that despite the apparent consensus around key environmental issues it often seems less clear what factors might define or constitute a green building. They highlight some of theExpand