Climate change, as I mentioned in my previous article, is the product of human activity after the industrial age, producing carbon gases and harmful gases that directly affected our lives and the Earth's atmosphere.
The modern countries of the world began to feel this problem in the 1900s, and the first climate conference was in (Stockholm - Sweden 1972) and in this conference the basic rules were set from which the countries of the world should start to fight climate change.
But to see another aspect of these agreements, that they do not greatly affect the decisions of states (what they speak at the conference is not implemented on the ground), hence my idea for writing this article “Every person on the planet has a great duty to fight climate change, every a person in his position"
The influence of architecture on climate change
In our study of architecture, we study and analyze the direct impact of the climate on the construction site to develop solutions and plans for the design of the building, but let's stop for a moment, "So it is the climate that affects architecture and not the other way around" and this concept is 100% correct, but let's see the adverse impact of buildings on the environment (Have we benefited from We analyzed the climate and developed solutions for the design of the building. The answer to this question will deduce what is the effect of each of the climates and architecture on the other.
We begin by answering a new question: What if we do not put climate solutions on buildings, what is its impact on the environment?
When we do not do the climactic analysis of the site or we do not take advantage of the analysis to find design solutions, here we will notice the disaster of the buildings on the environment.
Buildings that do not contain any architectural solution to preserve the climate and the environment are very negative buildings on the environment. Let’s take the example of factories in the world, (Do they contain any architectural solutions to preserve the climate) The answer is simply no, the buildings that have the most impact on the climate are factories Especially factories that run on coal to produce energy.
Fighting climate change with architecture
Architecture has always made preserving the environment and climate a priority for it, so there are design principles that must be taken into account after we analyze the climate and the environment of the construction site.
Many architectural trends are concerned with preserving the climate and nature, including:
- organic architecture
- sustainable architecture "green architecture"
All of these architectural trends are taken into account when you want to design a building that preserves the environment and nature, and these are the architectural trends that we need today.
It is an architectural philosophy and direction that seeks balance, compatibility, and harmony between building and nature and makes them one thing. This definition was developed by Frank Lloyd Wright and adopted as his architectural philosophy.
This trend is one of the most important architectural trends that architects must take on their way to combat climate change. This trend defines the human relationship with nature and makes them a part of it.
Organic architecture has made buildings more free and interactive with nature. They are buildings that benefit from nature in almost everything. Air and light reach all areas of the building. The interior design of the architectural building is a design that serves the idea of organic architecture. It made the materials used inside mimic what is outside, so you feel You are living part of nature, making the building materials completely organic.
sustainable architecture "green architecture"
It is an architectural trend that is concerned with design techniques that serve nature and aims to greatly reduce the use of energy and make nature that generates our energy and energy reduction is the main goal of this architectural trend to reduce dependence on coal, which increases carbon emissions in the atmosphere and reduce the negative effects of buildings on the environment.
This movement makes us think less selfishly, as we are thinking of designs to serve nature and for the sake of future generations.
More simply, green architecture seeks to recycle everything to reduce the negative impact of materials on the environment.
Sustainable architecture and the fight against climate change
- One of the most important principles of green architecture is to preserve the environment and use energy.
- The building must be designed to be used with the least need for fossil fuels and to rely more on alternative energy means.
- ancient societies understood this principle correctly, as they relied on alternative energy to practice their daily life.
- As for climate adaptation, the architect analyzes the climate to take advantage of the climate in his design and to protect against the violent risks of climate fluctuations.
- Sustainable architecture encourages the use of recyclable materials.
The transition to sustainable architecture:
The design of modern buildings uses glass and iron, and there is no manifestation of this city’s respect for nature. Many great architects have returned to the style of architecture that makes our lives healthier, less energy-consuming, and more respectful of nature.
In the end, the shift from unsustainable architecture to sustainable architecture is what all architects should use and encourage to fulfill their duty towards the land and towards future generations.
Thanks for reading!