Title: Design for the ecological age: Rethinking the role of sustainability in architectural education
Authors: Khan, Ahmed Zaib Ahmed Z. ×
Vandevyvere, Han
Allacker, Karen #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Series Title: The Journal of Architectural Education vol:67 issue:2 pages:175-185
Abstract: While sustainability has become a mainstream concern in design thinking and practice, the debate is fragmented and the concept of sustainable architecture remains contested. We interpret this as symptomatic of a widening gap between architectural academe and the world of practice. Inspired by the “pluralist imagination,” we propose a meta-framework based on analyses of competing discourses at three levels: conceptual, performance, and pedagogical. With the intention of inspiring a critical attitude among designers, the value of such a framework lies in its ability to promote dialogue across theoretical boundaries in order to impede both notions of theoretical determinism and panacean interpretations of proliferating sustainable practices.
ISSN: 1046-4883
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Urban and Regional Planning (-)
Architecture and Society (+)
Architectural Engineering (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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