Friday, 3 February 2012

Green Architecture is an approach to sustainable building, which has become progressively more prevalent in the last three decades. Also known as sustainable design, Green Architecture is a method of simpler design that minimizes the impact of building on the environment. Green Architecture is not only designed for present use, consideration is also given to future uses as well. The materials used in its construction are designed to facilitate ease of recycling and reprocessing of materials at end-of-useful-life.

Buildings consume a variety of materials in their construction. Green design reduces the dependence on resource intensive
products and materials. There are an increasing number of products available made from efficient,earth-friendly or recycled materials. In a green building, consideration is also given to the construction process itself. Materials that minimize waste or can be recycled, help contribute to an efficient and environmentally sensitive construction process. Attached are photos of the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University. Singapore. It’s covered with a green roof that blends with the environment and serves as a gathering place.The unique form of the roof sweeps down to the ground.
It also serves to insulate the building, cools the surrounding air and collects rainwater to irrigate itself and the surrounding landscape.The curved building is embracing a courtyard with water features and plants. The reflection of the trees and nature can been seen on the all-glass exterior.

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