Design Studio Vol. 1: Everything Needs to Change: Architecture and the Climate Emergency (RIBA, 2021; eds. Sofie Pelsmakers and Nick Newman) explores solutions to climatic, environmental and social challenges. The book contains articles, building profiles, and case studies; featured projects include Goldsmith Street, Norwich; Kingsdale School, London; Upcycle Studios, Ørestad; Olympic Pavilion, Tokyo; School of Dancing Arches, Bhadran; Burwood Brickworks, Melbourne; UN17 Village, Copenhagen, and more. Contributions by, for instance, Dorte Mandrup, Hiroshi Sambuichi, Kongjian Yu, Mikhail Riches, Siv Helene Stangeland, Stephen Choi and Anders Lendager.
Everything needs to change. Every minute we pollute the air and rivers using resources that we cannot replenish. Each newly erected building aggravates by consuming additional materials and energy.
Exploring architecture and the climate emergency, editors Sofie Pelsmakers (sustainable architect, educator and author of The Environmental Design Pocketbook) and Nick Newman (climate activist and Director of award-winning practice Studio Bark) are channelling the message of Greta Thunberg to inspire, enthuse and inform the next generation of architects.
By including articles, building profiles and design projects 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.
– Design Studio Vol. 1: Everything Needs to Change: Architecture and the Climate Emergency (RIBA, 2021).
The cover has been designed in four unique fluorescent colours – green, pink, red or yellow – and delivered at random.
Design Studio is a new thematic series that distils the most topical work and ideas from schools and practices globally.
See also Energy, People, Buildings (RIBA Publishing, 2021) also by Sofie Pelsmakers.