SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE: TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY HOUSE

Sustainability is a theme which involves different aspects of the reality that surrounds us and refers to the essential principle of carrying out responsible actions for the Earth, since non-renewable resources are running out and the ecosystem is in danger due to the overheating of the planet. The concept of sustainability can be applied in architecture to provide quality constructions that guarantee a limited use of resources, a low environmental impact and a high level of well-being for people. The main advantage of a sustainable architecture is environmental through reduced consumption of energy and emissions into the atmosphere and the use of innovative materials, but it also correspond

ARCHITECTURE’S NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR AN AGEING POPULATION

UK’s Office of National statistics shows population over 65 in UK will rise from about 18% to 25% by 2050. These numbers will reshape societies, cities and the way we behave as population. Design has a central role to play to take advantage from this mega trend and mitigate its impact on the youngest part of society. Architects and designers need to shift the focus from what is important to sell to what actually satisfy the needs of the elderly. In this period of forced-isolation we are all experiencing what is usual in the lives of many older and disabled people: lockdown is a simulation of what society offers nowadays to the older generation and we are realising there are some aspects we

What will happen after Coronavirus? New perspectives of the Architecture’s world

One thing is certain: after the Coronavirus pandemic our cities, houses, buildings, workplaces and public spaces will undergo a transformation and reorganization! Architects, urban planners and designers will have the task of converting their visions into concrete solutions to make our world safer for the future. Nowadays the concentration of people in the metropolises is very dense because they are the fulcrum of the economic activities that act as driving force for innovation and development. Despite this, the lockdown is showing us a different side of the urban centers that are now ghost cities: In a few weeks we have witnessed a change in our perception and relationship with these place

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