• Avant Urbanism

    • In the future, buildings will carry out ecological functions and their efficiency will bring about concrete benefits for the atmosphere.

    The next generation of buildings will clean the environment / 

    The research and construction of increasingly intelligent green buildings is already a well-established trend. Architectural spaces that self-regulate their climatic functions recycle their energy or store their own water, are becoming more popular.

    An example of the latter, are the Zeo Research Lab headquarters in Malaysia, which does not require, for its function, an inflow of external energy, such as gas or electricity —also, it is a building that produces no carbon emissions at all.

    Currently, universities and architecture studios around the world are focusing and striving to develop integral models, which are no longer limited to producing the smallest amount of waste possible, but that are also designed to purify their immediate surroundings.

    The multidisciplinary engineering firm Arup, recently published an infographic that explores the possibilities of techno-sustainable buildings, projected for the year 2050 —according to the technological tendencies of the upcoming years.

    Four decades ago, architects like Ian McHarg in the United States and Robert Vale in the United Kingdom and New Zealand laid the foundations for what we now know as sustainable architecture —which since its beginnings was inspired by nature’s performance.

    Our present reality is characterised by soaring fuel and energy source prices, climate change, and the overpopulation of cities, scenarios that demand that we re-establish a harmonic relation between the interior and exterior, between buildings and the environment. Fortunately, an architecture which prioritises the symbiosis with its surroundings, erects itself as a determinant trend in the current “art of spaces”. 

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