30 Nov '12, 8pm

I do not have this book yet. But I will soon.

From the Library from Environmental Building News The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (Lance Hosey, Island Press, 2012) By Nadav Malin Lance Hosey’s The Shape of Green is a book long overdue. It attacks head-on the confounding question “What should green buildings look like?” in a methodical and insightful way, and doesn’t shrink from the implications that emerge. Hosey challenges Le Corbusier’s dedication to pure mathematical forms—they don’t exist in nature—and Louis Sullivan’s “form follows function,” instead invoking Darwin to posit that “form and function are more give-and-take than they are cause-and-effect.” In modern construction, Hosey suggests, form doesn’t follow function as much as it follows the industrial-age convenience of making orthogonal shapes. Hosey posits that truly sustainable buildings must achieve three things: conservation of resour...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2012/11/29/...

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