I have recently stumbled upon some fascinating items of writing that case to help us engineers recognize how to achieve ‘sustainability’ in our building designs. Something that is ‘lasting’ we are informed, produces the smallest waste stream, preserves as well as recycles sources, is not powered by fossil fuels, is made of renewable energies, as well as is obtained from a resource as near the Lasting Structure website as possible.
Yet isn’t something missing below? If a motionless item gains the right in a political jurisdiction to be called ‘Lasting’ then exactly how, when the time comes for concrete acts of repair and maintenance, IS it took care of? Does ‘being lasting’ indicate that a thing will be continual instantly? On its own? What if the patterns of use it produces in its occupants create indifference to it due to the fact that it fails to operate, due to the fact that it falls short to be Beautiful?
The whole environment-friendly activity fad to jump on the bandwagon of ‘Environment-friendly Style’, ‘Lasting Architecture’, ‘Sustainable Design’, and to comply with prescribed steps to accomplish ‘sustainability’ begs the Question. Just how is this so?
A structure might be built of materials and also powered by types of energy certified ‘lasting’ by the regulating Political Authority. However suppose the users of the structure produced so experience it as an alien existence, an awful, unwanted point, a charge, a negative next-door neighbor, an intrusion? What will maintain what individuals want to be eliminate? What will sustain what people experience as Ugly?
To ‘sustain’ is to ‘look after’. To ‘maintain’ is to ‘keep’. Look at the heart eliminating precast apartment obstructs at Paks, Hungary (p 25 of Jeffry Cook’s publication, ‘Looking for Framework in Nature’ about Hungarian Organic Design ), constructed as well as experienced by their occupants as icons of the inevitability of the Soviet Union’s ultimate triumph over the West. That exists to spot the aged, dirty monoliths as their subjected concrete frames spall off in freeze thaw event after freeze thaw event to bare rusty rebar? That exists to promote what the building’s customers experience as a symbol of Soviet iron fisted fascism?
Prepare shows how Hungarian designers made these items endurable to the Hungarian spirit. The naked constructivist pillars were modified by pasting 2 dimensional accessories over the “Pure” International Style Kinds. The suppressed pirated the disliked sign, and covered it with a counter sign to complimentary what was being suppressed – the absence of Liberty in pre 1989 Soviet dominated Hungary. The pasted on accessory eliminates the original symbol’s power to convey the metaphoric lie that the Oppressor Soviet State is strong, just, right, and is a lovely polity as well as social system.
It lugs the Hungarian Mind to an idealzed past and the pledge of a refined future by its created deference to official symbolic archetypes which exist and existed both in space and also time as well as in the Hungarian heart. Such accessory stirs up trodden down Hungarian hearts that ABSOLUTELY NOTHING can wipe history tidy of her goodness, if her heroes would only listen to the messages the architectural symbols are the voices TO. Read this Danish article for more tips on sustainable design.
Hungary expands through the splits of what was thought to be impenetrable Soviet concrete and also nothing can stop her ruthless growth … her finest and tenderest origins patiently get into as well as spall off the hardest outside material to show that the physical truth the sign stands for has no internal core of LOVE to maintain it !! She exposes its fraud, because at its core it is just whitewashed over UGLINESS that can only be enforced forcibly ON a formerly totally free individuals.