Reconceiving buildings to better participate in a self-sustaining human ecosystem could be an important part of the future of architecture.
Traditional buildings are designed to provide protection against a savage world, with us safe on one side and our waste on the other. Architects have long relied on ‘hard’ materials such as masonry, aluminium and glass, specifically chosen to prevent the outside environment from getting in. Impermeability was, and is, a driving goal.
Self-sustaining buildings. Got a big meeting coming up? Grow another room!
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