Sustainable is the New Ground
Sustainable architecture is referred to as green architecture or environmental architecture. It forces architects to adapt by creating balanced designs and use available technologies to ensure that structures generate minimal harmful effects to the ecosystem and the communities.
Why Sustainability is Necessary
Designing a building’s form and appearance can no longer be carried out in isolation. Building services, fabric and controlled fittings are now all intrinsically linked. A delicate balance now needs to be made between a building’s form, function and interactions with its surrounding environment to be considered sustainable development.
There are several ways and means that have to be considered when designing a sustainable building which include materials, energy, resources, space planning, weather, and many other factors. It is a detail-oriented practice that requires experts who are in touch with the latest methodologies and techniques that are proven to be effective and cost-efficient at the same time.
There are also challenges that may hinder the advancement of sustainable architecture and one of the biggest obstacles is monetary cost. While a sustainable structure might save you more money in the long-term, there is still the common belief that sustainable materials and methods are way more expensive than traditional resources.
Cultivating Sustainable Architecture
Osgiliath Architects pioneers merging form and function, crafted in a manner that is both sustainable, as well as a source of renewable energy for community at large.
With the challenges of the 21st century, we have no choice but to rise to the occasion and lead the way in a new way of construction. Below outlines the importance and meaning of sustainable architecture, both the definitions, how it is differentiated from traditional architecture, and how we can move forward into a better tomorrow together.