Architecture

Architecture From Prehistory to Climate Emergency - Pelican Books

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Synopsis

Reducing energy use is the single biggest challenge facing architecture today. From the humblest prehistoric hut to the imposing monuments of Rome or Egypt to super-connected modern airports, buildings in every era and place have been shaped by the energy available for their construction and running. This highly original and compelling survey tells the story of our buildings from our hunter-gatherer origins to the age of fossil-fuel dependence, and shows how architecture has been influenced by designers, builders and societies adapting to changing energy contexts.

Architecture is a fascinating celebration of human ingenuity and creativity, and a timely reminder of the scale of the task ahead in our search for truly sustainable architecture.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241396735
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Pelican
Pub date:
DEWEY: 720.472
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 500g
Height: 222mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 40mm