Sustainable building or architecture, (or more appropriately sustainable livelihoods) is a process that involves four main aspects: Social concerns, Cultural concerns, economic concerns, and environmental concerns. Each one should be considered equally when designing anything from a spoon to an office block or some other big thing.
But to unroot myself from my mundane grounding, I agree that Architecture is about much more than just building. If I didn't, I wouldn't be studying architecture anymore.
We are responsible for so many things, we must be competent team leaders, project managers, volounteers, educated spokespeople and willing to take on any task, in the name of Architecture(whatever that is.).
We must be resourceful and open minded. We have a big job to do, cleaning up this planet, and making sure that the bad stuff doesn't happen all over again. This is why history is important.
I'll feed myself anything in the way of knowledge and learning, be it from the doctrines of Christian cults, to the chaos theory. If I can't understand then it's not for me, and it's filtered out anyway along with all the other junk. But what's left behind is sometimes a gem, and insight.
It may not be the truth but it's a step closer. I tend towards the truth like one over infinity,..... man!
Knowldge gained is knowledge
Knowledge used is insight.
I know or believe that most people are like this, how do I know? I relate to them everyday. I want to hear more of it in this forum.
yours in longing
..............Could the confused and rampant psychopaths leave the hatchets at home today pretty please.........