What is Eco-Architecture?
To some it is pretty picture, a curved "organic" form, a wind turbine on top, solar panels on the edge, a small footprint of high-density living. To me it's far more than that, and curvaceous form is not good enough. I think some of the photos in this gallery have little to do with Eco-Architecture....and the one's that show it best are not here. That said, some of the concepts need more than a photo to explain themselves, possibly a diagram or more content. Buckminster's Fuller dome over new york city for example would look little more than a giant crazy idea until one understands where Bucky was coming from, expressing the surface to volume ratio would be 1/60*** of the existing, having alot less heat loss, creating a much more efficient NYC. Heron tower that I walk past regularly is almost complete designed by KPF looks little more than a normal office development. Inside one understands it not to be 33 floors, but 11 stacked villages 3 stories tall. A three story lift lobby acts as a town square, Local is now part of the tower that used to be the new sprawl (vertical).
At the moment I think this section needs a bit of TLC.
*** I can't remember the exact ratio, but it's around that. ALOT LESS.
Thanks for your feedback, it really is very useful. You make a great point, and thanks to this we are going to put a better framework into place so that all future galleries better reflect the themes and have a sound grounding (not just crazy ideas or cool pictures - although these sometimes have a place as well!).
In terms of giving images more context we are currently limited to very small captions, so we treat our galleries as a snap shot or teaser for people to explore further, given this we will try where possible to include links to more information to help satisfy the curious minds out there :)
Great building suggestions as well - love the sound of Heron Tower's local approach, really interesting!