The Disconnection To Nature
“The more we know of other forms of life, the more we enjoy and respect ourselves…Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life.” — E.O. Wilson
The rapid development of urban areas does serve us in many way but it also takes a heavy toll on the environment and ourselves alike. We are forced to see nature as something so distant and novel, and in no way this does any good. However, architects can help us find a workaround to this daunting problem.
How Architects Can Save Us
The advantages of interacting with and seeing nature are beyond technical benefits. It is the connection with other forms of living elevates our spirit.
By changing the way we design cities and buildings to connect to rather than disconnect from nature, we can change our proximity to nature and shift our physical relationship to the environment.
In fact, many architect firms have created designs that bring us back to nature. Their work ranges from schools to workplaces.
The Pierre / Tom Kundig
Shadowboxx / Tom Kundig
DAYANG SANGHOI / TUNEPLANNING
Mountain Wine Bar / ARCHITECTEN DE VYLDER VINCK TAILLIEU
JOSHUA TREE HOUSE / KENDRICK BANGS KELLOG
KNAPPHULLET / Lund Hagem
The world will no doubt experience a drastic change if architecture projects steer toward conservation, ecological concerns, sustainability and the beauty and fragility of the earth.