Articles: Interspecies Relationships
Architecture of the Essential: Ecological Functionalism of Animal Constructions
Juhani Pallasmaa (University of Pennsylvania)
Related animal: Termite

Pallasmaa argues that the aesthetic goals of human architecture distance their living habitats from ecological soundness. Animals, on the other hand, build specifically for function and necessity. Aesthetics in architecture are timeless, but Pallasmaa warns that its affects upon the environment may prove harmful.

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