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Sustainable Architecture: Meeting the Needs of this Generation while Preserving the Needs of Future Generations

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Sustainable architecture is a specific kind of design which focuses on meeting the needs of these generations without compromising the needs of those generations to come. Architects from around the world have become aware of the impact that society has on the environment, and have created sustainable architecture in order to help preserve the environment, but at the same time, create comfortable spaces that are ideal for living and are aesthetically pleasing. This innovative architecture has attracted many architects from all over the world, in order to implement these new structures into every day life. Despite the different climates and conditions around the globe, sustainable architecture can be developed in order to satisfy the needs from customers from all over the world. The UNO World Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 introduced the problems the environment was facing and sustainable development became the topics most scientists began to focus on. Soon it was clear that it was not only the job of the scientist to implement this idea into the daily life of global citizens, but also the responsibility of architects worldwide to gain knowledge about possible ways to reduce damage to the environment as well as to allow comfortable spaces for humans to carry on their daily duties. For many years architectural standards did not take into consideration the effects construction had on the environment, and emerging cities kept polluting and damaging the environment. The giant cities in the world had not taken into consideration all the damage they were causing by creating structures that were not “environmentally friendly”. Wastes were not being handled properly, inefficient airway systems creat...


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... taking into consideration in the making of this house. The rooms are built in such a way that the wind can flow easily through the rooms, since they are connected to a center garden. The curved shape of the structure allows for most of the sunlight to be used. These are just a few examples of the factors that were taken in consideration during the construction of Wright’s Usonian House. Rudolf Schindler was actually Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice. They worked together for several years in various constructions. Rudolf Schindler was very interested in the relation between the exterior and interiors. Schindler was inspired after spending a weekend with his wife at Yosemite National Park. He wanted to design a house that would make him feel like if he was in complete harmony with nature, and was actually a part of it. He created what is known as a “California House”


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