A trend we need to consider now
When people ask me what does design for the future means, the first thing that comes to my mind is eco-design. This kind of design grows in relevance every day and becomes a way of life for people who are aware of the importance of caring for our planet.
Wiggle chair, Fortikur round table & Easy Edges cardboard furniture by Frank Ghery.
Innovation today allows us to lead a sustainable life without having to drastically change the way we live. The most wonderful characteristic of eco-design is the different branches which make it adaptable to a variety of cultures and lifestyles. Through this post for the Annual blogging contest organized by CGTrader, I'll briefly share with you, about some branches of Ecological Design that you can apply in your home to live a life conscious and connected with nature.
Vertical gardens, green roof and roof terraces are becoming one of the most viable solutions for controlling high levels of pollution in big cities. These gardens are highly versatile and can be employed in any place, since it uses native plants. The gardens on building terraces are a good option to develop organic food gardens that can use rain water, creating an ecological cycle of self-sufficiency. In this way, you are also taking advantage of spaces that are mostly unused, such as buildings roofs.
Nanyang Technological University by CPG Consultants, Vertical gardens Hotel Kungsträdgården and Replay Flagship store by Vertical Garden Design.
Another way to help our planet with eco-design is being aware of materials and products we use and how we use them. We can use objects made from organic materials like bamboo, or recycled materials such as transformed plastic or giving new life to used objects.
Bricks made with transformed plastic & rubber for permanent or temporary houses created by Concepto Plastico.
Finally, I would like to share some designs that use rainwater and solar or wind energy. It is true that, generally speaking, these designs are expensive, but each day they are more accessible to us, and is it has been proven that the overall benefit-cost is very high. With these systems we can provide power for the whole house, hot water, heating or air conditioning.
Solar cell roof tiles by ZEP B.V. solar call roof tiles. Accumuwater tower collects rainwater for gardering created by Mojorno . Wind energy system by Vestas.
I think it's very important to take small steps every day towards a sustainable lifestyle and being grateful with nature, which inspires us everyday time with its infinite beauty.
My name is Monica Mesa Reveron, I'm an interior designer in love with sustainable design & life. Welcome to my blog where I share my passion for interior design, photography, travel & life.