Living architecture: an anthropocentric and biocentric review

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In the event of the environmental urgency, the necessity for ecologically friendly architecture was the driving impetus behind the emergence of living architecture. The perplexity overarching this notion bars architects from embracing and implementing it into their designs. This paper is an attempt to define living architecture; what are the similarities and differences with other trajectories of green architecture approaches, also, what it represents for both human and the environment, removing the ambiguity that overshadows it. Built on the philosophical and historical literature reflected on a range of world known case studies, it demonstrates what living architecture entails from an anthropocentric and biocentric approaches. It is believed that a clear understanding of the living architecture role and importance will result in proper implementation by designers whether we build for human or nature. Living architecture is a relatively new and thriving concept; yet, it lacks coherence due to the complexity of its components which mandates the architectural community for continuous research.