Wojciech Odrobina - Everything you need to know about sustainable architecture
The practice of sustainable architecture is not recent, but it has been gaining more and more strength with large international and national projects that follow the pillars of sustainability: social valorization, economic viability and the rational use of natural resources.
In this post the architect Wojciech Odrobina tells us a little more about what is already considered the architecture of the future.
WOJCIECH ODROBINA WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE?
In both small offices and large buildings, sustainable architecture goes beyond the use of recycled materials or the search for alternative energy sources. All this is part, but the concept of "sustainability" is also strongly linked to the idea of financial viability and the valorization of workers.
For this reason, constructions that, in some way, minimize negative impacts on the natural, social or economic environment are considered sustainable. They are, therefore, characteristics of that aspect of architecture:
* The adaptation to the regulations for the disposal of materials and waste.
* The rational use of natural raw materials.
* Conscious and balanced financial investment.
* The adoption of new technologies to optimize energy consumption.
* The search for more human health and greater productivity in work relationships.
All these aspects begin to be taken into account when managing the works and are geared towards a change in behavior and principles.
WOJCIECH ODROBINA WHY IS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE COMING TO GAIN STRENGTH?
More than an idiom or a trend, sustainable architecture can be considered a mega-trend: it is a transformation of great proportions that involves even cultural and social issues.
This happens because the environmental guidelines are being increasingly debated. It is not for less: questions like the climatic situation of the planet, the depletion of natural resources and the problem of energy sources place the discussion in prominence.
The concept of sustainable architecture seeks, above all, to provide improvements in the quality of life, in addition to bringing to the surface the need for a more conscious posture in the face of environmental challenges.
Did you see how sustainable architecture, in addition to doing good to the environment, is very viable? The most interesting thing is that sustainability principles do not need to be just part of new projects, but can be gradually included in all and in any type of construction.