Challenges of low-tech movement

Kolakowski, Marcin (2014) Challenges of low-tech movement. In: Earth Architecture Conference, 2014 Nov 27, Katowice.

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Low-tech could be described as a voluntary, idea-driven general refusal of technology with some architectural ambition. Low-tech is often loaded with ideas, and it is often a source of pride for the people involved… even if the aesthetical value might not be shared by a great deal of the architectural milieu. Builders and architects are attracted to low-tech for various reasons: aesthetical, ethical, health, social, psychological and also, of course, economical. Low-tech does not refuse technology, but shifts the emphasis from ‘know-how’ to ‘know-what-for’. As Edward Cullinan stated, low-tech is “far beyond high-tech”.

Keywords:Low-tech, Sustainable architecture, Sustainable design and construction
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K210 Building Technology
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K130 Architectural Technology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:17995
Deposited On:25 Jul 2015 13:40

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