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  • Writer's pictureSneha Rohra

How Sustainable Architecture Repairs the World while also Preventing Health Issues

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

As more people around the world are becoming aware of climate change, building new homes has become more sustainable. Architects are now brainstorming new ways and methods of redefining what design means, while the government is looking for new ways to reduce carbon footprint and make the world a better place. Before jumping into our main topic, let’s see how you can benefit and improve your lifestyle from these green architectural designs.

How can going green improve our lifestyle and health?

  • The Air Intake can be fresher: Today, a high level of carbon dioxide concentration can leave us, humans, experiencing nausea, tiredness, grumpiness, and difficulty in breathing By redesigning our homes, we could elevate the air quality and temperature, which can result in lower humidity and better overall health.

  • Providing well-lit spaces: Green homes help us focus better and feel more constructive. Additionally, it’s proven that more light can escalate people’s happiness and help them have a sound sleep.

  • Encourage mobility: Another reason for altering your home and shifting to green housing is to encourage mobility. A greenhouse can provide an opportunity to stay fit, to go cycling and running routes, or public transportation.

  • Plants help clean the air: Green homes can incorporate natural elements such as plants, trees, etc. These natural elements can help clean the air, purify it and make it fresher. Green design is easily applicable in many ways inside and outside your home.

  • Help mitigate natural disasters: Infrastructure built around green homes can help reduce the possibilities of natural disasters and upgrade existing structures. This can keep us safer, decrease fear, and increase our life expectations by a significant percentage.

7 of the Most Important Green Architectural Designs

  1. Bamboo:

Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world and is one of the most sustainable materials for the environment. It is exactly what a house needs, strong and durable. Bamboo is similar to wood, easy to install, and great for the environment. Bamboo homes are not any different from building wood homes. Additionally, the material is easy to collect, cut, and safe to transport. Storage of bamboo is not a problem too, plus bamboo is affordable and can absorb more carbon dioxide than trees.

2. Recyclable materials.

A perfect green alternative for green homes is to build the home with recyclable materials. Building fences out of plastic bottles, a shelter out of resued soup cans, homes out of shipping containers. A number of eco-friendly materials are available to build your home.

3. Timber

Easy to import and renew, Timber is another going green alternative that is a compressed mass of wood with is not easily flammable. With computer-guided fabrication, wood is placed only where it is needed, resulting in almost no wastage of material. Wood in general is aesthetic and visually appealing, it gives the home a touch of nature.

4. Self-healing concrete

Self-healing concrete can actually be an invention in the future. It could absorb a high level of PH by using living organisms. Basically, any dormant bacteria present in the home could disappear as soon as it touches the moisture in the air, which can help cement heal itself.

5. Rooftop Decks and Terraces

The rooftop is one of the spaces in the building design that have the most potential but is underutilized. However, there is valuable square footage a the roof of a building that can not only be used as a functional space but to help reduce energy consumption. Building a flat roof allows you to use the deck as a gathering space and also areas for trees and plants to be planted. Making greenery a part of your roof reduces the harsh impact of direct sunlight and keeps your building cool, cutting down on the run-time of active cooling systems.

6. Use Eco-Friendly Design to Inspire

Making it approachable is the best way to spread the eco-friendly message. Often people take this concept in an extremely negative light turning away those who aren’t looking to face some of the hard truths about the health of our planet. Healthy living translates to a healthy planet by being aware of the environments we inhabit.

7. Sustainable Wood Decking

To implement the effects of a green environment, sustainably harvesting, and modified wood decking is the way to go. When using the material in excess, it’s important to consider quality in addition to the carbon footprint.

Eco-tourism is a 21st-century trend, even though eco house designs might seem to appear to be a bit non-traditional. Green design has many related names and concepts associated with it, besides sustainable development. Some people emphasize ecology and have adopted names like eco-design, eco-friendly architecture, and even arcology.

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