Wednesday 16 April 2008

Why Can’t A Building Be As Eco-Friendly As A Tree?

Interesting article from the 'Green' Issue of Vanity Fair which interviews architect William McDonough who wants to start a new industrial revolution based around smart design.

Rather than design from cradle to grave which is based around manufacture, consumption, and rubbish, cradle to cradle is in McDonoughs words "does not just reduce waste, it eliminates the concept of waste,” and says that products be manufactured in new ways that will allow them to be reduced to their essential technical or biological elements in order to be re-used.

If you have a spare 20 minutes, check out the talk he gave at TED 2oo5

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