TECHNE: Special Series Vol. 2
Essays and Viewpoint

Weaving artificiality and nature. Architecture, context and techniques as interacting agents

Francesco Spanedda
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sassari, Italy
Published March 22, 2021
Keywords
  • Urban regeneration,
  • Architectural design,
  • Rehabilitation of existing buildings,
  • Design for sustainability,
  • Technological design culture
How to Cite
Spanedda, F. (2021). Weaving artificiality and nature. Architecture, context and techniques as interacting agents. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (2), 93-96. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-10689

Abstract

At the start of this century, a discussion took place with regard to humankind as an Earth-shaping force and the beginning of a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. This paper investigates how this condition, where nature and artificiality are considered mutually influencing agents, could concern the field of architecture. It sums up the interdisciplinary background behind the main threads on the topic, and discusses the main implications for architectural design, a discipline traditionally concerned with the relationship between the artificial human habitat and the surrounding nature.Several case studies back up these speculations and show different design concepts that try to work on a fluid relationship between artificial and natural elements.

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