The problem with the world is that you can't build something out of anything any more. We just don't have enough of the right stuff any more because we used it all in the past and we're running out. That, and we are now so in debt to the environment that we have to now build things in a way that attempts to save it, to reverse the damage that we have caused in the past. There are just too many people and too little of everything else.
For this reason, it is logical that in the future, it is necessary to build with more than just aesthetic design in mind. Function has always been a factor, but now sustainability is also a must.
To be completely honest, I always took sustainability as a given. I had never really thought of designing something that would fall apart, or be so terribly inefficient that it would cost so much to operate that it would be, in essence, redundant.
Since we now have the technology to build 'smartly', why not do it? It may be more costly immediately, but in the end, it could save unbelievable amounts of money and resources.
So what influenced me? How did I come to believe this? I think any educated person would agree that sustainability is a huge issue, and because I am an educated person, it comes naturally to me. However, if I had to think of some songs that go along with this I would probably choose a playlist something like this:
1. Ventura Highway (America)
2. 1979 (the Smashing Punpkins)
3. Snow (RHCP)
4. Slow Cheetah (RHCP)
5. Hotel California (Live version, The Eagles & Eric Clapton)
6. Space Oddity (David Bowie)
7. Horse with No Name (America)