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A book about architecture’s new place.

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By Andrew Michler 

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The promise of environmental architecture is here. An expansive pattern is emerging where the most innovative of contemporary buildings are a response to place. Instead of overcoming nature and supplanting cultural acumen, these visionary projects embrace the complex intertwining of the site, people and environment.

Explore firsthand how Spain Wraps commercial buildings, Japan Condenses micro homes and Australia Unfolds aggressive design solutions in a climate of extremes. Journey to Cascadia, Germany, Denmark, and Mexico to witness the progressing manifestation of environmental values and human conditions through provocative design. This groundbreaking exploration offers an unprecedented insight into architecture’s new place in a changing climate with dozens of illuminating and often surprising conversations with some of the most renowned sustainable architects of our time. Includes access to the online living index.

 

 
“the book ‘[ours] hyperlocalization of architecture’ can be seen as a contemporary experimental guide for the future designers and produces different approaches to ‘ordinary architecture’ with regional sources or materials. in this regard, defines a new way of producing through provocative rules and limitations, removing all ambiguity about sustainable architecture.
when his (Michler) research studies and experimental works are put under the scope, it seems that he is exactly the right person to write this book.”

  designboom

“In his forthcoming book, Hyperlocalization of Architecture, author and Passive House consultant Andrew Michler turns his lens to contemporary architecture, but his focus is on a very timeless concept.”

– Curbed

“This gorgeous book is an impressive collection of the greenest and most beautiful buildings in the world. Michler’s keen analysis provides a new insight into each design in a way that illuminates the design lessons hidden within. By pulling together these incredible projects and renowned architects, this book provides the inspiration you’ll need to pursue deep sustainability in your own projects.”
– Eric Corey Freed 
Architect & Author of 11 books
Vice President, International Living Future Institute & the Cascadia Green Building Council
 

“[ours] Hyperlocalization of Architecture brilliantly delves into contexts and operations which is what an architecture of sustainability is made up of. Reflecting on design, not flair, Michler perfectly inhabits design -if we redefine the word to indicate logic engaging with the environment. In so doing, he generates new powerful classifications of ‘locale’.”

Mitchell Joachim
Professor NYU and Co-Founder, Terreform ONE

” I recommend it to anyone who wants a richer understanding of what’s going on, globally, in architecture. Michler’s book is full of wonderful revelations. The real strength of the book is in its curatorial sense of adventure… What Michler’s book finally shows us is that the world of architecture is pluralistic and dispersed, and it’s at the beginning of a really important revolution; this is really exciting stuff.”

-Anthony Denzer
Author of The Solar House

Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming

“Hyperlocalization of Architecture is a new, fresh and uber-contextual book.”

– World Architecture Community

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Foreword by Lloyd Alter

Interviews and Projects by:

Studio 505

Phooey Architects

William McDonough + Partners

KUD Architects

Berta Barrio Arquitectos

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

Unemori Architects

Andrew Maynard Architects

Hassell Studios

Kavellaris Urban Design

Lederer + Ragnarsdottir + Oei

Casey Brown Architecture

Edward Mazria

Peter Busby Perkins+Will

Sean Godsell

Canvas Arquitectos

Dr. Wolfgang Feist

DesignInc

A.L.X. Architects

BIG

Yasuhiro Yamashita

Miller Hull

KMD Architects

MHN Design Union

Schemata Architecture

Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

Voluar Arquitecture

Durbach Block Jagger

Ramón Fernández-Alonso Arquitect

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“If we had trees that made zero emissions we are all dead. Why wouldn’t you want buildings like trees? When you think of it like that then it’s rather obvious. This is all based on human creativity, and the ability for us to advance and continuously improve with freedom from the remote tyranny of bad design. Why should I be tyrannized about yesterday’s bad decision? It’s much more fun to improvise, constantly. That’s why the cultural question becomes interesting because at that point the culture can express itself in a creative way. It still has integrity because you’re expressing yourself creatively within a context. You’re solving for rich, local problems. All sustainability, like politics is local. It has to be.” – William McDonough in [ours]

 

 

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Extensive interviews
264 Pages
350 photographs
Online project index with multimedia

The Institute for the Built Environment assisted in site selection and research.

 

About eVolo Press: eVolo is host of the annual Skyscraper Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious awards for conceptual architecture. eVolo Magazine focuses on the world’s most innovative architecture ideas and projects with an emphasis on parametric design. eVolo Publishing produces art quality books on contemporary architecture theory and design.

 

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