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Land Sharing Architecture

Bergh, Wiktor LU (2017) AAHM01 20162
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
The human population is growing and with it our ecological footprint. We usually perceive biodiverse ecosystems (nature) as separate from our built environment. If we are to maintain our global biodiversity, we will have to find ways of hosting it within the body of our society.

My Land Sharing architectural vision presents a route of conceptual integration that leads away from our present practice of confining biodiversity to nature reserves and towards a future vision of sharing spaces. This can be achieved by integrating nature on nature’s terms: by pondering the usage of every centimetre that is designed and considering whether it could allow for the proliferation of more species. Abstaining from mowing lawns, weeding or pruning... (More)
The human population is growing and with it our ecological footprint. We usually perceive biodiverse ecosystems (nature) as separate from our built environment. If we are to maintain our global biodiversity, we will have to find ways of hosting it within the body of our society.

My Land Sharing architectural vision presents a route of conceptual integration that leads away from our present practice of confining biodiversity to nature reserves and towards a future vision of sharing spaces. This can be achieved by integrating nature on nature’s terms: by pondering the usage of every centimetre that is designed and considering whether it could allow for the proliferation of more species. Abstaining from mowing lawns, weeding or pruning foliage, and instead inviting people to interact with nature, letting the wear and tear from these meetings comprise the points in the city where nature and culture are defined as separate, as well as the points where they converge. If we as architects adopt the Land Sharing architectural vision, we can integrate biodiversity into urban environments by letting nature colonize any surface in any space and consistently design for its limits and potentials.

The building presented in this project embodies the concept of Land Sharing architecture, leading the way for a new level of sustainability in order to spur the debate on how to design our future cities in a sustainable way. (Less)
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author
Bergh, Wiktor LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
- If integrating biodiversity were a top sustainability priority for our future cities, what changes would be required when designing future urban buildings?
course
AAHM01 20162
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Architectural sustainability through biodiversity, Green architecture, Sustainable urban design, Landscape ecology, Green library, Human ecology in architecture, Sustainable building services (ventilation) through biodiversity
language
English
Swedish
id
8931266
date added to LUP
2018-03-13 10:15:06
date last changed
2018-03-13 10:15:06
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  abstract     = {The human population is growing and with it our ecological footprint. We usually perceive biodiverse ecosystems (nature) as separate from our built environment. If we are to maintain our global biodiversity, we will have to find ways of hosting it within the body of our society.

My Land Sharing architectural vision presents a route of conceptual integration that leads away from our present practice of confining biodiversity to nature reserves and towards a future vision of sharing spaces. This can be achieved by integrating nature on nature’s terms: by pondering the usage of every centimetre that is designed and considering whether it could allow for the proliferation of more species. Abstaining from mowing lawns, weeding or pruning foliage, and instead inviting people to interact with nature, letting the wear and tear from these meetings comprise the points in the city where nature and culture are defined as separate, as well as the points where they converge. If we as architects adopt the Land Sharing architectural vision, we can integrate biodiversity into urban environments by letting nature colonize any surface in any space and consistently design for its limits and potentials.

The building presented in this project embodies the concept of Land Sharing architecture, leading the way for a new level of sustainability in order to spur the debate on how to design our future cities in a sustainable way.},
  author       = {Bergh, Wiktor},
  keyword      = {Architectural sustainability through biodiversity,Green architecture,Sustainable urban design,Landscape ecology,Green library,Human ecology in architecture,Sustainable building services (ventilation) through biodiversity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Land Sharing Architecture},
  year         = {2017},
}