Sustainability is a buzzword. Architects pretend to design sustainable designs by placing solar panels on the roof and placing a wind mill onto a facade, whereby the building indeed demands less fossil energy. However, the building is still using too much energy.
The real benefit that we can achieve as an architect lies in something else and can be achieved without having to make concessions to the design. The building itself should be well oriented and can react to its surroundings using open and closed parts. Second, gains can be achieved in the field of materials. Smart solutions can yield extra square meters, provide gains in labour, transport, and heating costs and can be very durable.
And finally, most importantly, we think that the task of the architect is to create designs that last many years and that fit the wishes of the client, now and in future developments. Not just functional. But particularly in experience and beauty. If you would like to know more about our research on this subject, please feel free to contact us.
If you would like to know more about our research on this subject, please feel free to contact us.
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