Towards Green Approach in Architectural Design

Wahid, Julaihi and Karsono, Bambang (2009) Towards Green Approach in Architectural Design. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Green Technology and Engineering, 15 - 17 April 2009, Engineering Faculty, Malahayati University, Bandar Lampung.

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During the industrial revolution in the mid-1800s, the design of buildings came to depend less on ambient energy and more on the abundant supply of fossil fuels for their thermal comfort. Current trends in architecture and urbanism often continue to ignore the potential of passive measures to achieve the thermal comfort. The resulting impacts can be measured in several aspects, especially in environmental terms. There is an increasing acceptance among planners, urban designers and government officials that the current modes of human existence are unsustainable in the environmental terms. Some of the factors supporting this view are indications of global climate change, resource depletion, droughts, floods, local pollution and damage to the ecosystems (Brophy et, al. 2000). It is tempting to borrow the ancient view, and imagine the built environment as poised between the four ancient elements, such as: earth, water, air, fire, and interact with each other. At present such interaction is largely destructive rather than sympathetic. However, if the interaction were to become focus, either the building or the built environment, then it might be possible to reinstate these relationships around a sustainable and appropriate level of technology. The objective of this paper is to describe the downgraded of the quality of natural resources and how far architecture can contribute on them. The conclusion will discuss on green approach in architecture. Keywords: air, water, fire, earth, green architecture, green approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture Engineering
Depositing User: Bambang Karsono ST.,MT., Ph.D
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 16:14
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 16:14

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