How can an ecoregion affect the architecture design?

This is a question that we always ask ourselves whenever we are working on a project located in a ‘new’ ecoregion. [Ecoregion is defined as areas of land-or water- having distinct geographical characteristics, and a specific assemble of species, fauna and flora]

Here is an example of how we tackled this issue. We compared Coastal Mangrove & Acacia Savannah Ecoregions. As the two ecoregions have different environmental characteristics these variations were portrayed in the architecture where we proposed different solutions specific to each area.

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About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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