sábado, janeiro 19, 2008


“Our goal is a delightful, diverse, safe, healthy and just world with clean air, water, soil, and power—economically, equitably, ecologically, and elegantly enjoyed.“

"After 30 years in the industry, it’s a privilege to see we’ve become mainstream.We now have many regulations to address environmental and construction issues. Yet a regulation is a signal of design failure."

"Design is a human intention. What is our intention as a species? How do we love all the children of all species for all time? These are the questions we must address if we are to survive and thrive.”

"It’s not enough to be efficient, Eco efficiency can’t save us because being less bad is not being good. We shouldn’t be aiming for efficiency; we should be aiming for effectiveness. The planet is in peril and we need a change in direction. “

"The problem is not energy—that problem is already solved. We have 5000 times more solar energy than we need. The problem is biology. We need living buildings that take advantage of the free energy produced by sunlight."

"In other words, we need a design paradigm that models human industry on natural processes, creating safe and healthy prosperity."

"We need buildings like trees and cities like forests."

William McDonough

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