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Architecture of Change 2: Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment
Outstanding sustainable architecture projects and social initiatives by the world s most excitingarchitecture studios. In today s changing world, architects and engineers must address issues of sustainabilitywhen designing buildings, homes and urban developments. Throughgroundbreaking architecture, innovative urban planning and social engagement,the...
Outstanding sustainable architecture projects and social initiatives by the world s most excitingarchitecture studios. In today s changing world, architects and engineers must address issues of sustainabilitywhen designing buildings, homes and urban developments. Throughgroundbreaking architecture, innovative urban planning and social engagement,the awareness of how sustainable architecture can make an environmentalimpact are becoming increasingly grounded in public consciousness. Like itssuccessful predecessor, Architecture of Change: Edition 2010 presents an unrivaledcollection of the most innovative architecture projects that make a considerablecontribution to a brighter future.Over forty exemplary projects by internationally renowned architecture practicessuch as Pritzker Architecture Prize winners Renzo Piano and OMA founder RemKoolhaas are profiled with the newly built California Academy of Sciences andthe master plan for a wind farm in the North Sea. The book also contains socialinitiatives including Brad Pitt s Make It Right foundation to rebuild the LowerNinth Ward in New Orleans and theoretical research projects such as the PoliticalEquator by Teddy Cruz, dealing with concepts of an increasing global border.From a zero emission ice station facility in Antarctica to the High Line publicpromenade in Manhattan, the book represents a broad range of environmentallymindful concepts that are not only outstanding in their architectural form but arealso devoted to regional environmental and social conditions as well as their globalimpact.Architecture of Change: Edition 2010 is an essential reference for sustainablearchitecture and visionary urban development. It shows that creativity, science,technological innovation and social responsibility can genuinely improve ourfuture environment.
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