New Shelters: Sustainable Buildings Systems

Minguet, Anna


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Sustainable Architecture or Bio-construction. Living as close as possible to a green or natural area is highly recommended for mental health. Good architecture is considered to be that which blends in perfectly with the surrounding area. Nature can be integrated into architecture indirectly with environmentally friendly elements. There is the option of constructing buildings with vertical gardens that integrate this green habitat into the structure itself, whether it is a fac ade, roof, etc., and of including natural elements inside the building. When architecture is in tune with the location, it seeks to respect the landscape, limiting the footprint of its intervention, camouflaging its presence or building with local materials. Indeed, today’s buildings and cities endeavor to be respectful of their surroundings, uniting the environment with architecture. In some cases, this union goes beyond respecting the natural beauty that surrounds them and the intention is to establish a dialogue and consider the space as just another architectural element. This practice seeks to transform mechanisms of conventional architecture using materials focused on sustainability. AUTHOR: Anna Minguet is a creative based in Barcelona. She helps with the production department of Monsa Publishing House, preparing layouts and organizing the editorial schedule.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
Imprint: Monsa
Publication date: 12/09/2023