Columbia Books on Architecture and the City « Contributors « Chicago Architecture BiennialDescription via Amazon. This book is a collection of essays at the intersection of architecture and climate change. Neither a collective lament nor an inventory of architectural responses, the essays consider cultural values ascribed to climate and ask how climate reflects our conception of what architecture is and does. Which materials and conceptual infrastructures render climate legible, knowable, and actionable, and what are their spatial implications? How do these interrelated questions offer new vantage points on the architectural ramifications of climate change at the interface of resiliency, sustainability, and eco-technology? Climates also contains a dossier of precedents for thinking about architecture and climate change drawn from a number of leading practitioners. New approaches to understanding climate in architecture make this book invaluable.
Formerly known as the Olympic Lodge, the motel was retrofitted in the s to become CoreCivic's first immigrant detention center. Architecture's relationship to the carceral state has often been explained typologically Foucault's account of the modern prison and politically as a statement of ethical rejection.
Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary
Welcome back to another year of critical essays from the Avery Review! Ways of Knowing Cities is based on the eponymous conference hosted by the Center for Spatial Research and explores urban epistemologies in an attempt to generate new critical perspectives on spatial research. Stop by to see our newest publications alongside some old favorites. Two new books from CBAC are launching all over the world this spring! Check them out wherever you are…. CBAC will be spending some time at the Center for Architecture this March, with presentations related to recent book projects.