as one of the biggest polluters to the planet, the building construction industry has to be more aware of its role in creating a more sustainable future.
ultimately, not building at all would be the easiest way of attacking this problem, but this is not the right answer for a population that keeps on growing. reusing, extending, and sustaining existing structures is key to a low-tech-inspired building agenda.
the strengh of architecture lays in its capacity to trigger social process through buildings.
the job as an architect is becoming more and more complex.through new technologies, guidelines and opportunities of construction, the architectual profession is getting divided in various areas of expertise. these different areas showcase themselves as independent professions, which leaves the architect himself, usually known as the universal machine, pushed back to the role as a decorative technician. the field of architecture has to get back in its main role.
buildings do not merely provide physical shelter and protection; they are also a mental mediation between the world and our consciouness.
architectural structures essentialy mould and articulate existential space.