Is the drive for sustainability killing architects´creativity? In this article two architects present two very different analyses on the impact constraints associated with sustainability have on progress in their field. They both have interesting arguments but when I look for examples of intersectional innovation for this blog it is striking that so many brilliant inventions are born from the need to consume less energy.
Limiting yourself is an effective way of stimulating new ideas and I constantly find evidence that the constraints of sustainability catalyses innovation powerfully - not only in architecture but in almost every field. Here are a few examples: Transportation, material, cooking, industrial processes, water supply, architecture and lamps.