Settle(ing) Through The Lenses of Nature


Settle(ing) Through the Lenses of Nature

Ecology: Calque of German Ökologie (coined by Ernst Haeckel), from Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos, “house”) + -λογία (-logía, “study of”). By surface analysis, eco- +‎ -logy. The study of the relationships between living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment.

Arcology: Blend of architecture +‎ ecology, the term coined by Italian architect Paolo Soleri in 1969

Verticalism: Designing in terms of proportion, links, and exchange; associating vertical and horizontal, interior and exterior, proposing a topological tension inverting the logics of traditional and even original skyscraper knowledge, the term underlined by Abalos+Sentkiewicz

Thermodynamic materialism: It is the optimal form of expression ideally constituted as an assembly of natural & artificial, visible & invisible materials combined in a performative system of maximum compatibility and, therefore, minimum complexity, the term stated by Abalos+Sentkiewicz

Socio-ecological; Consists of a biogeophysical unit and its associated actors which are complex, adaptive, and delimited by spatial or functional boundaries surrounding particular ecosystems and their context problems

Sources: Oxford Languages Dictionary
Essays on Thermodynamics: Architecture and Beauty