Architects look at the individual and HOW they interact with their environment in order to produce solutions that will be both functional and sustainable. They use the latest technology and equipment to prolong the life of the building, and reduce your carbon footprint.
It’s not as simple as building timber houses everywhere. Yes, it’s true that for every tree sacrificed to build the house we can plant enough trees to take the carbon out of the atmosphere, but more is needed than just having a house that ‘looks eco’.
We need to look further into the future and make sure that your project will remain ‘Eco’ for years to come. This means we need to look at what the timber will be treated or painted with for the carbon cost to stay low. We need to design the building for longevity so that, for example, the timber doesn’t warp and create drafts.
Eco means attending to the smallest of architectural details in order to have a big overall impact on your carbon footprint. It’s about educating the homeowner how to maintain the building easily and effectively. It’s about making it all work for as long as possible. And the best thing for me as an architect is that this sets amazing challenges which means great creative ideas are needed which can be both fun and inspiring. – GABRIELLE OMAR
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