Someone on Twitter recently asked me about living architecture.
So, what is Living Architecture?
Well, what is architecture? Google tells me that it is the ‘art or practice of designing and constructing buildings.’ By extension, then, living architecture could be defined as the practice of integrating vegetation into the design and construction of the built environment. Living architecture generally refers to green roofs and green walls. That is the primary focus of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine. I suppose the term ‘green infrastructure‘ could also apply to these technologies, which seek to mimic natural systems in an effort to maximize environmental benefits (stormwater control, UHIE reduction, air quality, biodiversity, etc.).
I have touched on Living Architecture numerous times in the blog.
Living Architecture is beautiful, useful, and beneficial to human and environmental health.