Sustainable Design Versus Aesthetic Design

1213 WordsApr 1, 20135 Pages
Design is that area of human experience, where skill and knowledge is concerned with man’s ability to mould the environment according to his material and spiritual needs. It is used to analyse and identify problems to find an appropriate solution. Designers have created all kind of functional designs to help improve people’s lives. They were interested in the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty. Although there are examples of pre-historic art, they are rare and the guidelines that they followed are not so clear, Thus the aesthetic doctrines that guided their production and interpretation one mostly unknown. However, recently designer notice what happing to the world such as global worming…show more content…
However, these cultural aesthetic merits have been undermined by very restricted pro-environmental guidelines (Donald et al, 2008) such as, The Design Accord. As a result, modern architecture has lost the engagement with the local cultural identity and the sense of creativity has been reduced (Donald et al, 2008). Where experimenting and exploiting the plant resources will result in a better world than trying to protect the environment (Donald et al, 2008). A good architecture does not need any ethical diminution and responsibility regarding the environment and just design for the design sake (Donald et al, 2008). What they both fails to consider is that the aesthetic value and the environment value, if they are used together it will benefit the design. Good design should have the flexibility, creativity and responsible design approaches and methods, and also good communication (Wolf 2010). According to Meyer (2008) the aesthetic value could increase the functionality of a particular the design. He also states that In designing urban eras parks consider as aesthetic value, but it also has an important effect on the environment in two ways: they are environment cleaning machines and shady groves of trees reducing temperatures, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
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