Architecture is concerned with providing the design of a building or a project which is built with multiple raw materials. The architect in turn has to specify each material that will be used in a building, and this depends on a number of factors. The prime factor is the developer’s estimate of the cost of construction and what is he willing to spend on the site which will decide the quality, durability, and number of materials to be used in a building. If the cost estimate is very low, the materials may not be too expensive and durable, and they may equally be of an environment spoiler as low quality materials do not blend much with the local environment and design usefulness. Other factors are the site conditions, weather conditions, site topography, and proximity to urban and rural regions. These also decide the usage of certain materials in a project. For example, a site with high wind probabilities cannot be built as a weak structure and would need something concrete to stand the wind, and similarly, a site with too much heat throughout the year would preferably have more open windows, more marge windows, less of concrete and steel to reduce internal heat, etc.
Maxman states that sustainable architecture is not a prescription to be used when it is necessary and demanded, but rather it must be an attitude and an approach without a label and just be called pure architecture. The reference is to the changing dynamics of architectural design that is happening in projects in major cities. This is true since the use of technology has made the buildings in major cities look the same with glass claddings and fabricated structures which takes less time to build and gets ready to be leased in the market. Here it is worthwhile to mention the developer’s demand of finishing the building faster than expected to start repaying the construction finance and other debts. This has made developers to focus on fast finishing design structures that is being demanded from their architects.