Beyond green going nature al sept 2009

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Barry Johns spoke as a part of the ‘Architecture and Design Now’ series at the University of Lethbridge. He presented the firm’s latest work including a major expansion to the Red Deer College …

Barry Johns spoke as a part of the ‘Architecture and Design Now’ series at the University of Lethbridge. He presented the firm’s latest work including a major expansion to the Red Deer College Building Communities for Learning Project, The Triffo Hall Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Alberta and the Lemur Pavilion at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The lecture was dedicated to his late mentor Arthur Erickson.

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  • 1. Beyond Green – Going Nature – al
  • 2. GREENcarbonfootprintozonelayerclimatechangeco2emissionsdirtyoiltheautomobilethisisthesustainabilitybuzzIs it really about LEED points?Technology (Innovation)?Environment?People?$$$?(AND WHERE WITHIN THIS DISCUSSIOIN DOES ARCHITECTURE – DESIGN – FIT ?)
  • 3. BlahBlahBlahBlahBlahblah
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  • 5. ‘The disproportion of investments intechnological fixes versus investingin nature’s ready-made solutions,tried and tested over millions ofyears, is one of the great oversightsof the 20th Century’, he said. …Achim Steiner
  • 6. ‘Sustainability is NOT a substitute for good design - I just wish it were mandated by lawso everyone would have to do it – and it doesn’t become just a marketing gimmick’ Lawrence Scarpa Azure May 2006
  • 7. 1 the uniqueness principle…about place
  • 8. Winnipeg!
  • 9. Human Behavior – It is entirely natural for us to turn our backs to the rain, snow and the wind; tuck our heads,cross our arms and bend our knees. We wear protective clothing that shelters us on the outside while providing freedom of body movement.Why don’t our buildings – whatever the climate – do the same? 2 a ‘natural’ logic – working in harmony
  • 10. 3 put technology in its place
  • 11. 4 let climate bring ‘life’ into design
  • 12. 5 style - seeking authenticity
  • 13. BlahBlahBlahBlahBlahblah
  • 14. Sustainability & Design is much more than Green
  • 15. Even After All this timeThe sun never says to the earth ‘You owe me’ …the Tao Te Ching
  • 16. Beyond Green – Going Nature – al1 uniqueness – about place2 a ‘natural’ logic - harmony3 put technology in its place4 climate brings ‘life’ into design5 style - seek authenticity