BIG, HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation

By | February 19, 2018
BIG, HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation Author Bjarke Ingels
ISBN-10 3836557398
ISBN-13 9783836557399
Year 2015-03-30
Pages 712
Language English
Publisher Taschen
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Better smart than sorryAn odyssey of architectural adaptation with Bjarke IngelsAfter the global success of YES IS MORE one of the best selling architecture books of its generation BIG Bjarke Ingels Group presents HOT TO COLD An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation The book coincides with the HOT TO COLD show at the National Building Museum in Washington DC and presents 60 case studies in harsh climate conditions in order to examine where and how we live on our planet As we travel from one end of the spectrum to its opposite we will see that the more harsh the climate gets the more intense its impact on the architecture The central challenge is to mitigate the climatic extremes for hospitable human life while finding solutions that can be both economically and environmentally profitable Architecture is the art and science of accommodating the lives we want to live Our cities and buildings arent givens they are the way they are because that is as far as we have gotten to date They are the best efforts of our ancestors and fellow planetizens and if they have shortcomings it is up to us to continue that effort pick up where they left off HOT TO COLD stays true to BIG Bjarke Ingels Groups grand mission to find a pragmatic utopia shaping not only a particular structural entity but the kind of world we wish to inhabit The book features Design fromaward winning artists Sagmeister Walsh Previously unpublished essays by Bjarke Ingels A convertible dust jacket poster

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