Design and Architecture vs. Climate Change: What Does the Future Bring

Numerous detrimental influences on nature and human health have been linked to conventional construction methods. With growing concerns about climate change, an increasing number of people are taking steps in order to minimize their carbon footprint, as well as to invest in homes and structures that will be able to last and perform their function well into the future. From creating floating houses to homes that adapt to the weather, environmentally conscious architects are changing the way we build.

But green living doesn’t have to look (or cost) like something out of a sci-fi movie. Today, there is a vast availability of ecological materials that can keep inhabitants safe while contributing to minimized pollution. Combined with modern design solutions, they’re helping create aesthetically pleasing homes in which families can live comfortably and sustainably.

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Eco-House Designs [Infographic]

Private homes are estimated to be responsible for about one fifth to one-fourth of global carbon dioxide emissions; and for that reason, eco-friendly construction or green building is becoming more and more of a necessity. If you’re looking to move home and are wanting something more eco-friendly, here are some alternative types of housing that will help you cut down your carbon footprint…

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Clean and Green Hospitals [Infographic]

Looking after the environment has become a priority of many hospitals. Innovative buildings designed for healthcare are now also choosing to care about the surroundings as well as their patients. It’s not only good for the earth, but provides a more holistic approach to a patient’s health. Futuristic, state of the art facilities, are winning awards and making their mark on the architectural world.

Here, we take a look at some of the most environmentally friendly hospitals in the UK and around the world.

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Greatest Residential Conversions [Infographic]

With space for new houses becoming more and more sparse, builders and architects are turning to old, unused buildings and converting them into modern, new homes.

This is great for two main reasons:

  1. Older buildings have so much more character then new builds, so renovating them, or in this case converting them, into new living spaces, preserves these great looking buildings for generations to come.
  2. It’s much better to re-use derelict buildings then to simply build on open, natural land, which adds to the global warming situation.

Here, Rubber Bond has some of the greatest conversions from all over the world…
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Green Office buildings [Infographic]

Euroffice.co.uk has put together this infographic to celebrate some of the most environmentally friendly office buildings in use today. These buildings are some of the smartest, most innovative and in many cases the most beautiful office buildings built in recent years. While they all look very different, all have taken interesting approaches to reducing their own carbon footprint drastically.

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