INTEGRATING THE HUMAN FACTOR INTO THE HOLISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF SUSTAINABILITY
Authors: de Silva, Roshani ; Roetzel, Astrid
Using a number of literary sources with sustainable design and architectural phenomenology as their foundation, this paper uses Integral theory, drawing on the writings of Ken Wilber and Mark DeKay to justify the importance of human architectural experience in the holistic view of sustainable design. The literature critiques modern practices and ideas of sustainability and identifies factors that contribute towards the success of sustainable building. It explores the implications for an Integral approach to sustainable design and then uses it to analyse the relationships that exist between the objective and the subjective value spheres of Integral theory.