Love with sustainability

Today, its going to be a up close and personal expression of opinions about Sustainability and works that have inspirations in them. In recent times, sustainability is a critical concept that is being widely referenced and which has received global recognition. Yet it remains difficult to implement it because of the paradigm shift that it needs to process it. Sustainability prevails in almost all platforms like construction, architecture, science and technical professionals etc. This blog focusses on the recent incorporation of sustainable planning and design criteria by architects in major projects.

Falling Waters: Frank Lloyd Wright was a pioneer in sustainable designs even before it was a movement. His designs harmoniously blend in and respond to the surroundings in a subtle complementary discussion.

 

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FALLING WATERS BY F.L. WRIGHT

 

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology:  This 22-acre site master planned by Sir Norman Foster has a 10MW solar photovoltaic plant produces 30% of the base electricity requirements of the campus.

 

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MASDAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Central Park, Sydney: This sustainable habitat which has an onsite tri generation plant that supplies electricity, heating and cooling using ingenious ‘green transformers’ powered by natural gas. This great idea was envisioned by Jean Nouvel and botanist Patrick Blanc.

 

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CENTRAL PARK, SYDNEY

 

The Spiral: This building sitting in the busiest and bustling concrete jungle of New York, takes the skyline into the high line by extending its garden on a spiralling terrace that reaches till the apex of the structure. This design was the brainchild of Bjarke Ingels.

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THE SPIRAL BY BJARKE INGELS
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THE SPIRAL INTERIORS BY BIG

Ken Yeang: This Malaysian Architect designed the sustainable structure that were one with nature. He formulated the “bioclimatic skyscraper” that has shaped the way on how architects can look at skyscraper designs in the future. He aims at using the surrounding environments to complement his design rather than competing with them.

 

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KEN YEANG  BIOCLIMATIC ARCHITECTURE

 

Renzo Piano: This Italian architect is the most influential green architect in modern history. One of the most striking sustainable approaches of Renzo Piano is the California Academy of Sciences, where the museum is under an earthbermed roof structure that houses an aquarium and planetarium.

 

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RENZO PIANO CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

 

There is a continuous index of attempts made by various professionals in sustainability. Personally speaking, I believe that the underpinning reason behind the “out of the boxness” of these examples is because of the conversation that it has with nature. Nature is the best teacher. The greatest of ideas are derived from nature. It’s a beautiful masterpiece. It needs to be adorned, not to be exploited.

 

SOURCES:

“6 Famous Green Architects Of Our Time – Landscape Architects Network”. 2015. Landscape Architects Network. http://landarchs.com/6-famous-green-architects-of-our-time/.

IMAGE LINKS:

http://www.centralparksydney.com/getattachment/74a0b2fb-2194-4091-b1f1-03e91362ee19/Image?maxsidesize=752
http://www.thespiralny.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/gallery-atrium-up-20160113.jpg
https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/02/the-spiral-big-new-york-skyscraper_dezeen_936_2.jpg
http://architecture.org.au/images/stories/news/1206/1206H1.jpg
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/pictures/Masdar-Institute_3.jpg
http://www.fallingwater.org/img/home_assets/new_first.jpg
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