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Design Studio Vol. 1: Everything Needs to Change
Architecture and the Climate Emergency

ISBN 9781859469651
Published May 10, 2021 by RIBA Publishing
168 Pages

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Book Description

Want to keep up with emerging design thinking and issues worldwide? Design Studio is a new thematic series that distils the most topical work and ideas from schools and practices globally. The first volume launches with a statement: Everything Needs to Change. Exploring architecture and the climate emergency, editors Sofie Pelsmakers (author of Environmental Design Sourcebook) and Nick Newman (climate activist and Director at Studio Bark), are channelling the message of Greta Thunberg to inspire, enthuse and inform the next generation of architects. Featuring articles, building profiles and case studies 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. Discover how using local materials, working with nature, radical design processes, transformative learning and activism can help us find hope in the burning world. Together, we can force change for a more sustainable and equitable tomorrow. This first volume is produced in four unique fluorescent colours – green, red, yellow and purple – to be your own poster for change.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note

Creating Change with Impact: An Architect’s Manifesto

Dorte Mandrup

Not Opposites: A Conversation with Hiroshi Sambuichi on Architecture and Nature

Andrew Barrie

Think Before You Build

Kari Kytölä, Paulina Sawczuk and Satu Huuhka

Movement Building: Activism in an Age of Crisis

Tom Bennett

The Sponge City: Planning, Design and Political Design

Kongjian Yu

Radical Design Processes and Rethinking the Architect’s Role

Mario Kolkwitz and Elina Luotonen

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

Kasia Nawratek

Towards a Zero Carbon Architecture: Clay Field, Suffolk, UK; Goldsmith Street, Norwich, UK; Housing for City of York, UK

Mikhail Riches

Radical Sustainable Architecture: Kingsdale School, London, UK

Alex de Rijke, dRMM

Co-housing Project: Vindmøllebakken, Stavanger, Norway

Siv Helene Stangeland, Helen & Hard Architects

Implementing Sustainability: Upcycle Studios, Ørestad, Denmark; Resource Rows, Ørestad, Denmark; Olympic Pavilion, Tokyo, Japan; UN17 Village, Copenhagen, Denmark

Anders Lendager, Lendager Group

A Choreography of Bricks: School of Dancing Arches, Bhadran, India

Samira Rathod

Adaptation Out of Necessity: Cuba

Anyana Zimmerman

Sustainability is Not Enough: SBRC, University of Wollongong, Australia; Burnwood Brickworks, Melbourne, Australia; The Paddock, Castlemaine, Australia

Stephen Choi

Final Word

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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 editions).

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.