This thesis focus on the meaning of ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ received attention in Contemporary Society.
‘SUSTAINABILITY’ have Discussed today in Architecture. We can cognize the meaning of relation of ‘ARCHITECTURE’ and ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ through this thesis. Consumption, trend, commercial advertising are characters in contemporary society. This thesis have discovered that meaning and practice in sustainable architecture. The result of this research could prospect the possibilities of sustainability in architecture.
What is ‘Sustainable Architecture’ ?
It be generally used these days. Some Architects often say about sustainable architecture. It feels like Ideal Realm rather than application in architecture.
Essentially, Architecture has a limit that damages nature, so Sustainable Architecture begun from environmental problems also has a similar limit. Despite some arguments on environmental problems are continued, Architecture develops only technologies for ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ without practical tests. For this reason, ‘Sustainable Architecture' is not enough to develop as design yet. Practicing sustainable architecture is not logical essentially.
After the Industrial Revolution 18C, World is changed with science technology development, industrialization, population growth, life style of mass consumption. These kind of things caused an exhaustion of natural resources, the destruction of ozone layer, ecology destruction, photochemical smog, etc. Because of sustain development, human faced a crisis of survival. For this reason, the movements to find practical solution of environmental problems started and they were mentioned in UIA ‘Copenhagen Climate Council’ on 2009 after Kyoto Protocol on 1997. And the Sustainable Architecture is being focused in 21C Architecture.
Not only Architecture but also Friendly-Environment Buildings have been together with the latest technology. Abstraction and Practice should be combined in order to have value for order in architecture realm.
Buildings's meaning that applied ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ reflect the spirit of the age. And It have new possibilities of architecture.
Sustainable Architecture's definition is not clear. Also discussion about environment is not over yet. Because thinking of architects that cognize Sustainable Architecture is various and range of concept on ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ is expansive.
Articles and works is increasing since in the past 10 years. But only technology of Sustainable Architecture is developed in the practice. Sustainable Architecture would be distorted by consumption. Applications of ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ in Architecture cast a long shadow to us. And we could watch new possibilities of architecture. So ‘Sustainable Architecture’ will be the foundation to new possibilities of architecture.