|Bioclimactic architecture, domotic systems...do you think we are approaching a profound revolution in architecture?
at most wil be turning back to primitive forms of buildings...and natural materials
hay straws, clay, wood
Well, change is unavoidable in our lives and changes are welcomed into architecture everyday in order to get a balance and sustain the changes in global climate, economy, religion, politics and technological advancement.
The revolution is here already. The problem will be thinking in new ways. The 20th century's preoccupation with centralized planning and distribution will be replaced with a more decentralized, bottom-up approach. Energy will be created a variety of ways, and linked in a variety of ways. Systems will be more integrated and indicative of natural ones.
Architecture is already starting to reflect this evolutionary trend. As our understanding of natural systems increases, so will the architecture that reflects it. Buildings, and the urban environment by extension, will be thought of as evolving quasi-organic systems linked into a larger systemic network, rather than just static objects dotting the landscape.
no, the proyect of architecture must be the best, include bioclimatic sistems, no Bioclimactic architecture, domotic systems it is false
Sadly no. The need to revolt has passed, and we must now act to fix generations of environmental irresponsibility
No, these developments are part of an evolution in architecture.
What's the real meaning of profound revolution?? revolution on what?? Bioclimatic architecture is a design style based on environment and climate... with the global warming issue, i think bioclimatic architecture will do good to this world.
|At Pratt I taught Victor Olgay's original courses: Climatology; Bio- Climatic Design and Tropical Architecture.
Both the NYC Earth day events in Union Square and then in Central Park were for two different organizations and my involvement in either was unsolicited by me.
I mean, I never really actually knew, or, was concerned about the issues founding either undertaking; or, the motivations for staging the events.
In the case of the 1969 event in Union Square I was approached by a member of the Pratt faculty, who was himself designing some of the media electronics, and requested I gather my students to design and build the performance stage upon which his crew did its media things. My students were ecstatic and before you know it I was meeting with people in the Environmental Action Coalition (EAC) and Fred Kent and Mr. Hays and others. One very strange radical Pratt faculty member called and described what he was doing and what was additionally needed and could I utilize my class to do what was needed. He gave the contacts and took me to several organization meetings where I could learn about the mission and the operations. The mission seemed wrapped around many variations on environmental issues while the films and sound effects of the Pratt faculty member dealt rather with war and peace, identify and the greater good for a different society. Truly, it was not any part of my vocabulary but I was open and learned all that I could.
I had to get the materials so I looked in the yellow pages; and, low and behold every lumber company, scaffolding contractor, paint company, etc. jumped at the opportunity to supply free materials and labor to erect our design on 14th Street and Union Square. I used the lessons taught to me by Pastor Bergen in Puerto Rico.
My students and Christina designed and made the most beautiful drawings. Little did we all realize that some thing bigger was on its way?
The actual event led to legislation in New York State and Washington having to do with the formation and funding of the Environmental Protection Department and attending legislation.
The actual event was a delight where we got close to Pete Seager, the cast of Hair, Paul Newman, the Sesame Street gang, etc. We had a great time. It was here I met Adam Alexander who for several years visited us. He was a member of the Mayors special task force. Our design was published in all the leading architectural journals.
In addition to teaching at Pratt, I was also working part time at the office of LH Pomeroy in the Plaza Hotel and we were living at the Picasso House in Manhattan.
One day I get a phone call from a soft and quiet voice announcing that he was John McConnell and he wanted my help to stage the ”real” earth day on March 21, 1970 and would I help him. Immediately invited him to tell me more and invited him to our apartment. He showed up and for a couple of hours he explained his concept and plans to my self, several of my key operative students, such as “Ken”, “Jeff” and a few others. The plan was to get a petition signed by the people of New York City which on that day he would present to U-thant, secretariat of the UN while we stage a huge gathering in Central Park.
He already had the design for flags; the planet earth as photographed from the Apollo on a blue background. We were to get them up the flagpoles at the main band shell. I volunteered to handle the media my students were again very enthusiastic and after my lining up CBS, NBC, ABC, Daily News, Post, etc/ my cousin Louis, Adam, my students and I came to Central Park to find over one hundred thousand people in front of the band shell. The cameras and news reporters swarmed us and we told John’s story and held the crowd’s interest. To this day and in his late eighties I still get phone calls from John McConnell to discuss his various peace initiatives. He feels that his entire efforts were shanghaied by environmentalist and that he is still trying to win the peace by a world rallies and single-minded efforts and agreements. John had gotten Earth Day proclaimed as an international holiday and things ended.
I think it brings another new element of design and development to the architectural profession.
No...common sense will not be beaten.
yes, together with people consciousness increasing about this issues
I think it is not a profound revolution indeed. The system itself only utilizing external conditions for internal climate control of the building. It seemed like a ‘back to nature’ issue.
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