Building like trees, cities like forests
The Green Changemakers
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
In many ways, our world is LeCorbusier's world: From Rangoon to Reykjavik one-size-fits-all buildings employ the "engineer's aesthetic" to overcome the rules of the natural world. The hundreds of tree species within a single acre of Southern Appalachian forest suggest the diversity of a single region. We would see buildings like trees, alive to their surroundings and inhabitants, and cities like forests, in which nature and design create a living, breathing habitat.