Key To Eco-friendly Housing Of The Future

Renowned Indian architect Charles Correa on why the future of eco-friendly, sustainable architecture lies in learning the lessons of traditional architecture.
September 10, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Correa, who is famed for design principles based on low-density, low cost architecture at a reduced environmental cost, wants architects to examine low-rise, high-density urban areas such as Rajasthan as a way of best using natural and local resources.

As environmental concerns become ever more prevalent, some architects are moving away from the glass, steel and concrete model of modern city building.
But Correa stressed that the knowledge of how to work with the environment, climate and materials had long been available - but modern architects had 'forgotten and forsaken' it."

...Correa said that his best example of environmental sustainability was not a building, but the city of Yazd in Iran."

Thanks to Nandita Godbole

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Published on Thursday, September 9, 2004 in BBC News
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