Toward Regenerative Architecture

Professur
Green Technologies in Landscape Architecture
Projektarbeit

After one year of studying architecture in the city of Rio de Janeiro, I can back to Germany with the question: How can architecture help to heal the world, to provide a better future for all living things?
In Munich, I had the chance to work with Prof. Ludwig on that and get inspired by the idea of regenerative approaches to architecture.
The outcome of the work is a book that combines the theoretical idea of regenerative architecture with an experimental design that aims to inspire people.

Today we are living in an economic and ecological crisis. In times of the global pandemic, the economic system is showing its weak points, the global unemployment rate is trending upwards and the end of fossil energy and other resources are apparent. The awareness of climate change and its outcomes is growing, and the speed at which biodiversity is diminishing is far beyond human imagination.
The conventional architecture of our time contributes to these problems. This thesis aimed to find a way for architecture to be a contributor to a better future, by a qualitative and quantitative analysis of regenerative approaches to architecture and an experimental design study that tested the findings. The analysis and experimental design demonstrated that with the right strategy architecture can be a contributor to a better world for all living things and have an influence much greater than common today. The results indicate that regenerative architecture is more than a theoretical idea, but also a possible way that has to become standard going into the future. On this basis, it is recommended to increase including regenerative architecture in the profession and education.

Book Master Thesis "Toward Regenerative Architecture"
Toward Regenerative Architecture
Robert Stein
Toward Regenerative Architecture
Robert Stein