The new issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine, Coast, focuses on the thin border of continental crust that is home to 45 percent of the world’s population. The issue examines how architects and urban planners can mitigate or accommodate sea-level rise and storm surges associated with climate change. Coast promotes debate and offers answers and opportunities surrounding a problem that will inevitably affect most of the world’s urban residents in years to come.
Highlights include the creation of new habitats and social spaces from Hamburg, Germany, to Seoul, South Korea, by “making water our friend”; the legal and economic quandaries of rebuilding in vulnerable coastal areas; the evolution of many American port cities from working waterfronts to festival marketplaces; and the varying ways four Boston buildings (Lewis Wharf, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the New England Aquarium, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) respond to their harbor locations.
Contributors: Jay Wickersham FAIA, Noble & Wickersham; Tim Love AIA, Utile; Jerold Kayden, Harvard GSD; Wendi Goldsmith, Bioengineering Group; and Christine Cipriani, among others.
ArchitectureBoston, a quarterly publication of the Boston Society of Architects, explores the ways in which architecture influences and is influenced by our environment and our society. A benefit of membership in the BSA, ArchitectureBoston is also distributed to AIA members throughout New England as well as to allied professionals (engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, and lawyers), members of the construction industry, community and business leaders, politicians and policy makers, design schools, public libraries, media representatives, and subscribers. It can also be purchased at select independent bookstores. For more information visit www.architects.org/architectureboston/coast.