Vital: Using the Weather to bring Buildings and Sustainability to Life
Prof. Kevin Nute, University of Oregon
Over the course of our lives most of us are destined to spend in excess of 70 years inside buildings, the majority of which will unnecessarily increase our stress and lower our alertness levels because they lack two key requirements for our long-term well-being; nature and change. This video-illustrated talk will show how the movement of three freely available natural sources, the sun, wind and rain, can effectively remedy these deficiencies, while also raising awareness of the underused but increasingly important sustainable practise of passive environmental control and rainwater harvesting in buildings.
Kevin Nute is Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, and the author of “Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan” and more recently “Vital: Using the Weather to bring Buildings and Sustainability to Life”.