The field of architecture’s shift towards sustainable thinking in recent decades, from innovation in energy technologies to the use of circular materials, often places ecological questions outside of design itself. In its focus on the intersection between ecology and aesthetics in architecture, this instalment situates the thinking about such issues at the heart of the discipline. Through examples and projects, it explores the field of tension between architectural aesthetics and topical themes such as energy, technology, and materiality. Ecological practices in architecture must be effective in providing solutions while also raising questions about beauty, affections, and perception.
144 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, Nai/010 (Rotterdam).