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A new model for environmental and urban sustainability living architecture that connects artifice with the natural world through the use of materials that possess some of the properties of living systems, and can therefore actively exchange energy with the ecosphere, is proposed.

Keywords: climate adaptation and mitigation; green architecture; living architecture; sustainability; systems architecture

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate and Global Processes, Aarhus University, Denmark. 2: TEDGlobal Fellow and Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture. 3: Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Copenhagen Centre for Atmospheric Research, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.

Publication date: November 1, 2009

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