An Architect’s Journey - Mastering Future Trends in the Anthropocene is a journey into the future of architecture and mastering the Anthropocene’s dangerous forces. The book demonstrates how architects and building professionals can lead the way to overcome climate change and the related perils of the Anthropocene by mastering future trends in the design domain. Captivating narratives show how architects can shift their emphasis from aesthetic object-making to meaningful and extraordinary achievement by understanding society’s needs and expectations as they critically address the book’s thesis.
“Can architecture shift from its resource-consumptive nature to become a productive, regenerative project that supports urban agriculture and reforestation, serves as a potable water source, produces net positive renewable energy and low embodied carbon, recycles and converts waste streams into usable materials, while allowing unlimited opportunities for developing new architectural forms and features that increase human and environmental performance without sacrifice to artistic expression and creative experimentation?”
An Architect’s Journey provides new tools, methods, and strategies necessary to make architecture vitally more significant and instructs readers how to apply more aggressive sustainable practices to their work while achieving new modes of artistic expression. The emerging trends defining the next few decades support a long-range forecast of unlimited opportunity mixed with turbulence, uncertainty, and peril. To succeed, architects and building professionals must strive for leadership positions, contradict the status quo, expand conventional thinking, behave un-conventionally. The profession must abandon exclusive theories, innovate from a framework of multiple perspectives, and skillfully navigate the consequences of difficult choices and actions through informed, collaborative, integrative, and fully diversified practices to meet society’s future expectations—all foretold by An Architect’s Journey.
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TitleAn Architect's Journey - Mastering Future Trends In the Anthropocene
Chapter One - The Quest
Chapter Two - Green Building Pioneers
Chapter Three - Things In the Making
Chapter Four - Design & Sustainability
Chapter Five - Strategic Development
Chapter Six - Resource Value
Chapter Seven - Technology
Chapter Eight - Project Delivery
Chapter Nine - Practice
Chapter Ten - The City-State
Index of Subjects