For centuries, the earth‘s restricted resources are prodigally exploited in their distribution and uses, inflicting irreversible changes on the atmosphere. The idea of sustainability involves the respect of the planet‘s resources by its inhabitants. Designing is about satisfying a requirement inside a collection of limits and sustainability being a requirement in itself demands serious thought throughout the design method and in producing. People must strive to engage in activities that minimally affect the state of the planet, striving to leave it the same way they found it in order to ensure resources are left for future generations. Therefore, each stage of the design process requires the consideration of a product‘s life cycle to really implement sustainable practices in the product‘s design. Products have to be sturdy, reusable, recyclable and biodegradable; minimal and economical use of energy and waste management have to be ascertained throughout material harvesting, transportation, packaging and disposal; energy ought to be sourced from renewable. A designer hence needs to acknowledge the fact that sustainability is a need whose consequent constraints are non-negotiable and vital for the healthy existence of every living thing.
B A DESIGN
MR. COLLINS MAKUNDA
BAMBOO, SWAHILI KIKOY AND ECO DESIGN IN REMODELING SPACES FOR RETREAT CENTERS: CASE STUDY OF RESIDENTS AND YOUTH AT ADONAI RETREAT CENTER KABIRIA, DAGORETTI SOUTH.
ANITA WAMBUI WAIRIMU–
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