Architecture & sustainability go together: expert

Sustainability in architecture is now integrated, as opposed to being a completely different line of thought, said architecture experts.

Speaking at World EcoConstruct, Sherif Anis, regional director, CBT Architects, and secretary, AIA Middle East, UAE, said: “I think at this point architecture is really a function of our day-to-day design process.”

“We talk about sustainability and treat it as though it were a parallel discipline but in fact it’s now becoming an integral process, as it should be. If it’s not, then you’re probably approaching your project from the wrong way.”

Kyle Krall, Senior Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, UAE, agreed and added: “What I would say is that if you’re not taking advantage of the things you could do to make a building sustainable, that’s just bad architecture.”