Non-technical approach to the challenges of ecological architecture.

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  • Sint Benedictusberg. The Netehrlands

  • Sint Benedictusberg. The Netherlands.

  • Sint Benedictusberg. The Netherlands.

  • Sint Benedictusberg. The Netherlands.

  • Roosenberg Abbey. Belgium

If architecture is conceived as the natural space where man lives, what is the architecture of the new relationship of mankind with nature? What could be an authentically ecological architecture? How might a new non-anthropocentric point of view affect architecture? From a conceptual point of view, we find in the works and writings of Van der Laan sense of timelessness, universality, special attention on the ׳locus׳ and a strict sense of proportions and use of materials according to nature. Read this article:

Article reference: FOAR188
Journal title: Frontiers of Architectural Research

Authors: María-Jesús González-Díaz and Justo García-Navarro

Final version published online: 4-JUN-2016
Full bibliographic details: Frontiers of Architectural Research 5 (2016), pp. 202-212
DOI information: 10.1016/j.foar.2016.01.005