Big, Hot To Cold: An Odyssey Of Architectural Adaptation by Bjarke IngelsBig, Hot To Cold: An Odyssey Of Architectural Adaptation by Bjarke Ingels

Big, Hot To Cold: An Odyssey Of Architectural Adaptation

byBjarke Ingels

Paperback | March 30, 2015

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Better smart than sorry
An odyssey of architectural adaptation with Bjarke Ingels

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  • Previously unpublished essays by Bjarke Ingels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
Title:Big, Hot To Cold: An Odyssey Of Architectural AdaptationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:712 pages, 9.8 × 6.4 × 0.68 inPublished:March 30, 2015Publisher:TaschenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836557398

ISBN - 13:9783836557399


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish a second volume will come soon! As soon as I discover this book, I couldn't wait to share with my teenage daughter who is interested in art, design, architecture and environmental issues. The book is by her bedside table and she is almost done. I wish there are more books like this, I can sense, some crazy ideas are budding in her head.
Date published: 2015-08-27