Architecture as an environmental symbol

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Title: Architecture as an environmental symbol
Author: Caglarcan, Tim Anthony
Abstract: If we must remain under shekers , architecture that is designed to suit our lives , then we must consider the environmental aspects of our shelters in a natural way in order to remain indigenous to our planet Earth . If wholly disregarded , then our shelters , our architecture , is what will cause nature's destruction . Architecture on the earth's surface , intrinsically , subdues the environment . Built structures tend to rupture the natural surface during construction and break the ecological connection that exists . The residual impact of buih architecture places a load on the natural environment through a chain of energy consumption and waste products emission . If society neglects the importance of preserving nature , architecture could serve as a medium to the natural environment's ruin . Architecture should work in accordance with the natural environment and conserve and promote the natural life which surrounds it . In this way , architecture can serve as a symbol to society of being in harmony with nature . The architectural enclosure which is visible to society will symbolize this harmony . My thesis is that Architecture can function to complement the natural environment and serve as a symbol to society .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /18342
Date: 1997-12

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Architecture as an environmental symbol. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /18342 .

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