[Essay] A New Tradition in Chinese Architecture (C3 no.407)


Andrea Giannotti

C3 no.407 / pp.158-165 (4 pages)



A New Tradition in Chinese Architecture _ Andrea Giannotti

Despite the current challenges of climate change and overuse of natural resources, with buildings contributing to 30% of global carbon dioxide emissions, buildings are still designed or retrofitted using old and inefficient processes in a “business as usual” way. Typically, several candidate designs are created by an architect, and the most favorable design is put forward for final development. This leads to a minimum exploration of the vast space of design possibilities, frequently working against the climate and achieving sub-optimum performance. […]