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

Sofie Pelsmakers (Editor), Nick Newman (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages176
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
Publication typeD6 Edited professional book

Publication series

NameRIBA Design Studio
PublisherRIBA Publishing
ISSN (Print)2634-4653


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