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Everything needs to change. Every minute we pollute the air and rivers using resources that we cannot replenish. Each newly erected building aggravates by consuming additional materials and energy.
Exploring architecture and the climate emergency, editors So¬fie Pelsmakers (sustainable architect, educator and author of The Environmental Design Pocketbook) and Nick Newman (climate activist and Director of award-winning practice Studio Bark) are channelling the message of Greta Thunberg to inspire, enthuse and inform the next generation of architects.
By including articles, building pro¬files and design projects from a range of leading voices, it explores solutions to climatic, environmental and social challenges. It urges readers to radically rethink what it means to be an architect in an era of climate crisis, and what the role of the architect is or can be.
Features: Goldsmith Street, Norwich; Kingsdale School, London; Upcycle Studios, Ørestad; Olympic Pavilion, Tokyo; School of Dancing Arches, Bhadran; Burwood Brickworks, Melbourne; UN17 Village, Copenhagen, and more.
Discover how by using local materials and working with nature, radical design processes and transformative learning, infused with activism, hope can be found in the burning world.
Together, we can force change for a more sustainable and equitable tomorrow.
Table of contents
Creating Change with Impact: An Architect’s Manifesto
Not Opposites: A Conversation with Hiroshi Sambuichi on Architecture and Nature
Think Before You Build
Kari Kytölä, Paulina Sawczuk and Satu Huuhka
Movement Building: Activism in an Age of Crisis
The Sponge City: Planning, Design and Political Design
Contesting the Architect’s Role through Radical Participatory Design: A Discussion with Al Borde and raumlabor
Mario Kolkwitz and Elina Luotonen in conversation with David Barragán and Markus Bader
Transforming Education in a Climate Emergency
Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN)
Architectural Learning for a Sustainable Future
Elizabeth Donovan, Urszula Kozminska, Nacho Ruiz Allen and Thomas R. Hilberth
Hope in the Burning World
Towards a Zero Carbon Architecture: Clay Field, Suffolk, UK; Goldsmith Street, Norwich, UK; Housing for the City of York, UK
Radical Sustainable Architecture: Kingsdale School, London, UK
Alex de Rijke at dRMM
Co-housing Project: Vindmøllebakken, Stavanger, Norway
Siv Helene Stangeland
Implementing Sustainability: Upcycle Studios, Ørestad, Denmark; Resource Rows, Ørestad, Denmark; Olympic Pavilion, Tokyo, Japan; UN17 Village, Copenhagen, Denmark
Anders Lendager at Lendager Group
A Choreography of Bricks: School of Dancing Arches, Bhadran, India
Adaptation Out of Necessity: Cuba
Anyana Zimmerman and Fabián Rodríguez Izquierdo
Sustainability is Not Enough: SBRC, University of Wollongong, Australia; Burnwood Brickworks, Melbourne, Australia; The Paddock, Castlemaine, Australia
Sofie Pelsmakers is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Architecture at Tampere University, Finland. She is an environmental architect, educator and author of the Environmental Design Pocketbook (sold 5,000 copies over two
Nick Newman is Director of award-winning practice Studio Bark and U-Build. Nick is a Passivhaus Designer who speaks regularly at events on behalf of the studio and was named a ‘Rising Sustainability Star’ by Building magazine in 2014.