Big, Hot to Cold, An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation
In touch with the climate
A journey through the architecture of Bjarke Ingels
Following the worldwide 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 into the world of architectural adaptation. The book coincides with the Hot to Cold exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and presents 60 case studies in extreme climatic conditions that provide a unique insight into how we live on our planet.
As we travel from one end of the spectrum to the other, we see that the harsher the climate, the greater its impact on architecture. The central challenge is to mitigate climatic extremes to create a hospitable human living environment, finding solutions that are economically, but also environmentally, cost effective.
Architecture is the art and science of designing the setting for the lives we want to lead. Our cities and buildings are not self-evident; they are the way they are because for the moment we have not gone any further. They are the product of the efforts of our ancestors and fellow planetary citizens, and if they are flawed, it is up to us to continue that effort, to pick up where they left off. Hot to Cold is true to the spirit of BIG - for the Bjarke Ingels Group's main mission is to design a pragmatic utopia, one that would shape not only a particular structural entity, but also the kind of world we want to live in.
You will discover:
- A layout designed with the renowned artists Sagmeister & Walsh
- Unpublished essays by Bjarke Ingels.
- A cover that unfolds into a poster.
BIG. Hot to Cold. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation
Softcover with dust jacket, 16.3 x 25 cm, 1.99 kg, 712 pages