Green Cities Fit for Life

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The 5th International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (Eco-Architecture 2014) will take place on 24th – 26th September 2014 at Certosa di Pontigano in Siena, Italy. Eco-Architecture 2014 focuses on a new approach to the design process intended to harmonise its products with nature, involving ideas such as minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process.

Another important issue to be discussed is the adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, learning from nature and from long time honoured samples of traditional constructions. The Conference will deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation.

The Conference is organised by Wessex Institute of Technology (United Kingdom) and the University of Siena (Italy). Eco-Architecture is very multi-disciplinary by definition, attracting, in addition to architects, many other professionals including engineers, planners, physical scientists, sociologists and economists, providing all of them an opportunity to share information and ideas with their colleagues from different regions around the world.

To register for this event click here.