Authors: Marc Belderbos
Once all requirements of building in a sustainable way, cities or buildings essentially guarantying less use of energy, only renewable materials, and all requirements of sustainability… what has architecture itself, in his spatial structure, to do with ecology…? This paper will present the requirements to architecture itself to be more then ‘sustainable’ but also ‘ecological’. The same question would be 'what is a non-anthropocentric architecture? So we will make the difference between sustainable buildings or urbanism and ecological architecture (of buildings or of cities). The answer we would like to present is : We have to orientate the mind in the direction of a non anthropocentric structure. The structure of this anthropocentric mind is very centred on itself at the point that it presents an opposition between inside and outside , an opposition between finite and infinite, and an opposition between (sur)-face and depth. It is a closed mind. Eco-logical or Oikos-logical architecture or non anthropocentric architecture is the architecture of a human which is non centred on itself in a closed mind, This human being has an open architecture in spatial non opposition between inside and outside in spatial non opposition between finite and infinite in spatial non opposition between surface and depth We will present - The scientific position of great psychologist and neurologist about the human being concluding that he cannot live centred on itself in anthropocentrism. Great examples of Eco-logical or Oikos-logical architecture or non anthropocentric architecture which gives aperture to the human being.