In 1972 Welsh architect Alex Gordon wrote about the need for "Long Life, Loose Fit, Low Energy"; Today this would translate to sustainability, flexibility and energy efficiency. His paper crystallised the counter-culture reaction to corporate excesses in the 70's, and though largely forgotten today, helped bring the concept of sustainability into today's mainstream thinking. Daniel Lindahl have identified the five broad areas of focus for sustainable building and elaborated on them in more detail: context, labour, materials, operation and longevity. Read More.
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