Architectural Education as a Survival System – Resource for Human Survival – Food, Fiber, Energy, Shelter

Declan Kennedy, Margrit Kennedy, (1985)
Sprache: english

"Resource for Human Survival - Food, Fiber, Energy, Shelter" sounds a bit like a professional mantram, a prayer for architects and regional planners to be repeated over and over again in order to internalize a difficult meaning. Accordning to the literature and to many conference prodeedings, shelter has been the main topic for architects, internationally, since they appeared on the scene. The human settlement analysis in the 1960's and early 1970's was based on the premise that if we only understood this topic, we could promise new concepts for urban and rural areas. The re use of old buildings, following shrinking economic resources in the 1970's and early 80's, was heavily dependent on energy savings concepts, and as far as we can see, we will have to repeat the more intensified form of the mantram "Resource for Human Survival" in the future if we are looking for ways out of the present stagnation and atrophy in architectural concepts.

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