It’s not surprising that the challenge of creating a sustainable habitat – understood in its most ambitious guise as the creation of a living place, continues to be one of the most complex challenges in today’s architecture.
The difficulty undoubtedly lies in the very nature of this task. Far from being the image of a bourgeois refuge that hides away from the world – an image as appreciated by glossy advertising as it is deceptive – new-build residential neighbourhoods are the very fabric of society.
The responsible use of territory, natural resources, energy efficiency and density as an element to generate diversity; these are the guiding parameters for producing lasting wealth in both, economic and social terms.
The right way to succeed is to build houses tailored as much to individual needs as it is to the community requirements.