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BIG. HOT TO COLD. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation By TASCHEN

BIG. HOT TO COLD. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation

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Through scorching heat to unforgiving chills, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group presents a dazzling round-up of adaptive architecture in extreme environments around the world. In coordination with a major exhibition at the National Building Museum, Washington, 60 case studies show how structures can become holistic ecosystems of both economic and...
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BIG. HOT TO COLD. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation by TASCHEN

After 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 aren't 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 Group's 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 from award-winning artists Sagmeister & Walsh

Previously unpublished essays by Bjarke Ingels.

A convertible dust jacket-poster.

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BIG. HOT TO COLD. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation Reviews


"...it is a beautifully designed book illustrating a diverse range of BIG's international projects and reinforcing BIG as one of the giants in contemporary architecture. This book succeeds as a great reference for architects with material on strategies for climatic design, project clarity and communication tools while also as a small coffee table book that will easily engage and captivate non-architects with its fantastical design."
"...This excellent new volume, shows Bjarke Ingels' solutions for extreme environments... Marked by a devotion to engaging with cultural and geographic differences, this volume is ideal for those with a sincere commitment to diversity, design and the power of place."
"...a spectacular visual study of the possibilities of region-specific architecture..."

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NGR9783836557399
BIG. HOT TO COLD. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation by TASCHEN
TASCHEN
New
Paperback
Taschen GmbH
2015-01-28
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3836557398
9783836557399
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