NATURE AS INSPIRATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AESTHETICS

ZEJNILOVIC, Emina and AHMETSPAHIC, Erna (2013) NATURE AS INSPIRATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AESTHETICS. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ISSD2013) "ENERGY ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS" (1). ISSN 2233-1565

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Abstract

Keywords: sustainability, aesthetic, nature, green design. ABSTRACT Architecture is a product of human creative nature. We live in a society of ‘spectacle’ in which globally accepted principles are the ones that ‘make the world go around’. How to influence the society that materialization alone without aesthetics, as inseparable part of nature and architecture, is not the way for sustainability? Architecture is bending under the pressure of economic calculation and tendency to create designs that fall under the definitions of suitability. Though richness and quality of aesthetics is not measurable but rather philosophical, it is architecturally as valuable as energy efficiency. Could sustainability aesthetic be manifested by using nature as inspiration? Sustainable architectural ethics cannot be complete if it doesn’t include a question of aesthesis. Still, the link between aesthetic in nature and architecture must be clearly defined. The beauty of natural world is presented through natural process. Consequently, the beauty of architectural world should be a part of natural environment as well. Through the use of natural elements as models for sustainability we can achieve an expression of sustainable aesthetic. The aim of this research is to declare aesthetical value as an inseparable part of architecture and therefore of sustainable design. Modern technology and new digital era can potentially lead design in a completely new direction. Buildings are not machines for habitation. Nanotechnologies and biomimicry can offer significant transformation within way of thinking and designing. Architecture should respect nature in a way that takes its fundamental values and try to be a part of natural perfection including the visual one.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies > Information Technologies Department
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 08:21
Last Modified: 31 May 2013 08:21
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/2066

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