25 Verde in Turin by Luciano Pia

Dare more green

The effort to design architecture that is as sustainable as possible is ubiquitous right now. The book "Evergreen Architecture," recently published by gestalten Verlag, offers a current overview with 44 examples of a connection between nature and architecture.

Green is the trend color of the crisis year 2021: Everywhere it grows and flourishes in architecture – a fact that the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt am Main recently expressed with the exhibition "Greening the City". In this context, green architecture wants to be much more than the satisfaction of city dwellers after a diffuse land lust, but should help to improve the urban climate, reduce urban heat build-up, decrease the formation of fine dust and lower the urban noise level. This also seems to be bitterly necessary, because already today more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas – according to UN forecasts, it will be even more than two thirds by the year 2050. The book "Evergreen Architecture - Overgrown Buildings and Greener Living" published by gestalten Verlag takes this into account and presents 44 examples of green architecture, ranging from the Kö-Bogen II in Düsseldorf by Ingenhoven Architects with Europe's largest green facade, to a 30-story urban forest in Brisbane by Koichi Takada, to a cancer support center in Leeds designed by Heatherwick Studios. (aru)

EVERGREEN ARCHITECTURE – Overgrown Buildings and Greener Living
with a foreword by Rosie Flanagan
Texts about the projects of Aoi Phillips
Hardcover, ca. 288 pages, Language: English
gestalten, 2021
ISBN: 978-3-96704-010-4
39,90 Euro