Eco-Architecture 2014: 5th Intl Conf on Harmonization between Architecture and Nature (Sep 2014, Italy)
October 8, 2013 1 Comment
Dates: 24-26 September 2014
Location: Siena, Italy
Deadline for submission of abstracts: ASAP
The fifth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (Eco-Architecture 2014) follows the four successful meetings which started in the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute of Technology, in 2006; and continued in the Algarve (2008); A Coruña (2010) and the island of Kos (2012).
Eco-Architecture implies a new approach to the design process intended to harmonise its products with nature. This involves ideas such as minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process, taking into account the amount required during the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, assembly, building erection, maintenance and eventual future recycling. Another important issue is the adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, learning from nature and long time honoured samples of traditional constructions.