Reading my neighbor’s copy of the Sunday Times I found this article which I’ll share with my Systems Studio students (4th year design studio in the UTSA College of Architecture.) It begins:
“Building “green” is nothing new. For decades, many architects have tried to adapt their designs to forestall a new normal, choosing materials that will be less damaging to the environment and arranging rooms to be heated or cooled by the sun and wind, not the grid….Two design programs rolling out this year and next,…evidence of big thinking along the same lines: learning to solve with systems, not style.”
Seek simple systems and solutions to issues of function and sustainability, eyes open, and beauty will be had.
via A Crop of Projects With Green Bonafides – NYTimes.com. By Phillip Nobel