WIT Press


Educational Ecological Architecture

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC100201

Volume

128

Pages

10

Page Range

235 - 244

Published

2010

Size

1,530 kb

Author(s)

S. C. Santos, G.Klein & M. Despang

Abstract

\“Sustainability,” being the buzzword of the 21st century, is particularly challenging to the current generation, now in their early teens, which grew up with a childhood of lackadaisical use of fossil energy. This generation, which will soon be leading the world, has been inappropriately labelled the \“generation me” and is expected to prove its successful transitioning into \“generation p [ostfossil].” If the young emerging architectural professionals choose, they can be the mission group in helping reduce the overall fossil footprint that buildings contribute to the world by 40%. The young professionals, however, must be proactive because developers and contractors increasingly target low or no emission structures. While their energy performance is undoubted, their architectural performance is questionable. An architecture student at the University of British Columbia recently and most appropriately addressed this dilemma in a much more unplugged way, \“...you guys screwed up everything and we are supposed to fix it....” This paper investigates two major missions: first, and most important, how to get the upcoming architectural generation p(ostfossil) excited about the topic of bioclimatic design, and second, where to begin in the future to create a sensitive and intuitive understanding for both the poetics and pragmatics of eco- and archi-friendly architectural design. generation (p ostfossil), brettstapelbauweise, timber modification technology. Keywords: K12 design, bioclimatic educational design, developing aid design, generation (p ostfossil), brettstapelbauweise, timber modification technology.

Keywords

K12 design, bioclimatic educational design, developing aid design begin in the future to create a sensitive and intuitive understanding for both the poetics and pragmatics of eco- and archi-friendly architectural design, generation (p ostfossil), brett