What is sustainability when the buildings which are built for the tsunami victims do not match their social & cultural requirements?
When we talk about sustainability, it is not only the environmental sustainability that is important, but also the economic and socio-cultural sustainability.
Mostly, the kind of architecture that is being done today looks only at the technical aspects. The social and cultural aspects are being neglected and it is a balance that is required. The solutions that are proposed shall look into equity, livability, accessibility and viability. One has to look into the different dimensions that architecture is able to influence, so as to avoid its failure.
Photo is from the project "Vishram on the Sea" designed by us