Big. Hot to cold
An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation
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After the international bestseller YES IS MORE, BIG, the Bjarke Ingels Group, is now following up with HOT TO COLD and demonstrating that extreme environmental conditions, natural or man-made, can be seen as a challenge and that innovative design and intelligent materials make architectural solutions possible that point far beyond the present.more
Created as part of an exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, HOT TO COLD uses case studies to show how buildings can function as holistic ecosystems in an environmentally friendly and economical way. On a journey from the deserts of Arabia to the Finnish tundra, we see how strong the influence of climatic conditions is on architecture. The central challenge here is to mitigate the effect of climatic extremes on people, so that a need-oriented life becomes possible – particularly essential in times of dwindling resources and dramatic climatic extremes.
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