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Architecture the New Plan

Architecture the New Plan

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Architecturethe new plan
The sense of place is a concept that places a value on a certain location.This is especially important in our ever expanding society and ever ex-panding technology. As we spread out physically because of the links toeach other digitally, a regional headquarters is placed in a location that isconsequently more prized because of the disconnect from its employeesor clients. This strategy can improve the sustainability of the building be-cause of the lack of transportation to and from a building.As the sustainability of a building becomes more prevalent during the newgreen movement, the more connected with the environment it becomes.This includes using passive systems and sustainable energy sources to tryto become as carbon neutral as possible. Similarly, this impacts transpor-tation by moving toward a sustainable energy source. That means lookingat hybrid, electric, and hydrogen alternatives. Looking into the future isalways an interesting pastime, as Crane explores in “Autoweek” magazine,
(2008). He looks at what the next fty years will hold for transportation.
The futuristic “car” runs entirely on hydrogen while communicating withthe environment around it. It only requires the traveler to be inside the carto reach the destination. The green movement that is carried today by the
architectural eld will naturally bleed into transportation.
Architectural design is primarily designing the environment we live in. Itallows us as humans to dictate what we want around us and control ourenvironment- to a point. The environment can be on a personal scale, such
as an ofce or bathroom, or it could spread to a grander, more holistic scale,
such as a city plan.
Architecture has grown from a eld that designs monumental structures
to include a more personal variety of projects. This creates a human in-
teraction with the environment, something which has seen a signicant
resurgence. When a building interacts with a person, it engages senses.Generally, the more senses the building taps into, the more meaningful the
interaction can be. It can truly dene what a building is to a person and 
dictate what a person thinks or feels within a designed structure. To en-gage vision intellectually is good; to control what a person hears is better;to control texture and what a person touches is great; to control what aperson smells or even tastes is on a different level.A building’s design depends heavily on scale. Small scale tries to addressthe details of nuts and bolts, sometimes quite literally; whereas large scaletries to address the relationship of building on site. Architecture generallyuses a small scale to large scale strategy. An initial inspiring idea is devel-oped from a relevant source, such as the users. Then the building is builtfrom the ground up based on that idea, or parti. Human scale is taken intoconsideration along the way to ensure an experience for the user. Archi-tecture then, creates a sense of place to transport to.

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