Green Architecture

Thoughts regarding green design and sustainable building construction practices.

Achieving Water Sustainability At the Detail Level: Tips for the Kenyan Architect

Achieving Water Sustainability At the Detail Level: Tips for the Kenyan Architect

The Kenyan Architect must look at the possibilities of ensuring that the available water resources are properly harnessed at all points within the built environment. The design must make use of available water resources from its planning level, but must also examine the use of water resources within the development itself. In so doing, the(…)

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Designing For Water Sustainability Integration By The Kenyan Architect.

Designing For Water Sustainability Integration By The Kenyan Architect.

The challenge for the Kenyan architect in conjunction with his design team is to make provision for water harvesting and control creatively and functionally. The design and installation of fittings must be done in a manner such as to ensure that they are adequate for harvesting water, while being part of a creative holistically designed(…)

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Achieving Water Sustainability; Water Storage Mediums Available To The Kenyan Architect.

Achieving Water Sustainability; Water Storage Mediums Available To The Kenyan Architect.

The Kenyan architect requires to make provisions for managing water on buildings. One method of doing this is through harvesting of water. Water harvesting allows water that is incident through natural means to be channeled to a location for future use. It is important to note that there are several means of storage available in(…)

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Achieving Water Sustainability; Water Storage Mediums Available To The Kenyan Architect.

The Kenyan architect often designs buildings that require adequate provisions for dealing with water supply. One such provision is water harvesting. Water harvesting allows water that is incident through natural means to be channeled to a location for future use. It is important to note that there are several means of storage available in the(…)

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Water Sustainability Through Rainfall Management, Tips for the Kenyan Architect

Water Sustainability Through Rainfall Management, Tips for the Kenyan Architect

Part of the Kenyan Architect ’s responsibility in green architectural design is to ensure that water sustainability is achieved in the project. Water being one of the key natural resources that are necessary for human activity and habitation must be maintained and conserved. Every source of this precious commodity  must be rationalized, and proper care(…)

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Water sustainability by Kenyan Architect -Wet Lands

Water sustainability by Kenyan Architect -Wet Lands

Conservation of rain water is a major part of creating sustainable architecture in projects that a Kenyan architect requires to consider. One would find that any fresh water that is incident to a site needs to be handled with care and its usage carefully regulated to eliminate wastage. Treated piped water supply typically has its(…)

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Water sustainability for the Kenyan Architect

Water sustainability for the Kenyan Architect

One of the pillars of sustainable design and sustainable building to the Kenyan architect is the whole aspect of conservation and maximization of water as a natural resource. Water is an amazing God given resource whose very essence nurtures life. Water is tantamount to not only the human species but the whole of the animal(…)

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Green Architecture for building in Kenya

Green Architecture for building in Kenya

When building in Kenya today, one of the most intriguing aspects of interest today to the Kenyan Architect today is Green Architecture, also called sustainable design.  The process of building in Kenya has been fraught with emphasis on commercial and speculative concerns, resulting in a dearth of well-construed buildings that are able to function and(…)

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