Recent studies suggest the importance of sustainability when designing buildings and architecture. This paper identifies a new and ideal form of...
Recent studies suggest the importance of sustainability when designing buildings and architecture. This paper identifies a new and ideal form of buildings for the near future: green buildings with the contribution of art. The result from interviews and surveys show that people think art can make a significant difference from green buildings that have not considered any artistic element, and they want urban planners and architects to pay more efforts to design artistic sustainable architecture. The findings from analyzing case
studies illustrate the role of art in designing buildings can contribute in two sustainable aspects, environmental sustainability and social sustainability. First, art can be used as a design tool to construct environmental sustainable architecture by putting artistic
elements into sustainable concepts. Second, the key factors to successfully using art are to listen to the public, understand the function of the architecture itself, have a group of professionals with different expertise in the project in order to balance various features, and be creative. This study proposes that urban planners and architects should place art
into a vital position when they are designing sustainable architecture.