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12 febbraio 2011

Using nature's genius

Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture



How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.

Michael Pawlyn, founder of architectural practice Exploration, delivered this robust response to Bjorn Lomborg at the BCO's 2009 Conference. Speaking after Lomborg in a plenary session titled 'Greenpoint or greenwash: The environment in a recession', Pawlyn methodically dismantled the Lomborg analysis and exposed the questionable use of statistics. The Exploration team had carefully prepared for the debate through extensive research.