Build­ings Might Re­ceive a Big­ger IQ Boost

Industry Leaders - - Green Revolution -

Doris Kim Sung is one among the ar­chi­tects’ cadre who have started a par­a­digm shift from tra­di­tional, static build­ings to mod­ern, smart ones. These are the build­ings, which re­spond to ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal en­vi­ron­ments. In the race to ar­chi­tec­tural sus­tain­abil­ity, Sung is the only one. Mor­pho­sis Ar­chi­tects based in New York, for in­stance, has de­signed homes for oc­cu­pants in flood zones such as New Or­leans, which rise in re­sponse to el­e­vat­ing wa­ter lev­els.

With air-con­di­tion­ing and heat­ing amount­ing up to half of energy us­age of home, we need to make a wise de­ci­sion – and so do our homes. Tem­per­a­ture reg­u­la­tion is merely the start. “If we’re re­ally smart, we’ll de­sign build­ing skin to sweat, to have goose­bumps, to be wa­ter­proof,” Sung con­cludes. “It’s a dif­fer­ent way to see ar­chi­tec­ture. We’re on the cusp of some­thing new.”

Maybe this el­e­ment of ar­chi­tec­ture should be­come the next project of Al­pha­bet’s Nest Labs. It’ll be highly prof­itable in future.

Im­age: Open Floor Plan

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