Week Three: Part Two- Lauren Pritchard

8 10 2008

In part two of week threes lecture we discussed the thermal environmeant , and the importance of  sustainable energy practices in creating sustainable architecture.

The way a built environmeant is placed on land, the direction in which the window are facing,rials being used all play a role in the buildings energy efficiency. We need to start designing with these ideas in mind. If we begin to  design to work with nature instead of a against it, we will begin to see a huge change in the total efficiency of our environments. This idea of design according to nature requires a huge shift in our design mentality, but it is a necessary shift if we as designers wish to have a hand in creating a environmentally friendly world.

Some building projects that reflect the ideas mentioned are:

(as mentioned in class) The Seoul Commune, Jelly Fish House, Ch2

The Jelly Fish House designed by IWAMOTO Scott Architecture sparked a particular interest in me. I was captivated by the design of this home, I thought it was just beautiful. The idea of the house, designing it as a creature in the environmeant, a jelly fish. And as a creature of the environmeant this house is not meant to disrupt its environmeant, but rather coexist with the space around it. I think it is a truly remarkable design. And a beautiful way of thinking.

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