HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation is published by Taschen and the book is known to be one of the best-selling architecture books of its generation. Hot to Cold aims to investigate the way mankind inhabits the planet, through sixty case studies that are situated in extreme climate conditions.
While investigating the relationship between architecture and climate, the book intends to challenge and reformulate extreme climate conditions into both economically and environmentally beneficial hospitability solutions. Architecture is the art and science of accommodating the lives we want to live. Our cities and buildings aren’t givens; they are the way they are because that is as far as we have gotten to date. They are the best efforts of our ancestors and fellow Planetizen, and if they have shortcomings, it is up to us to continue that effort, pick up where they left off. Hot to Cold stays true to BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group’s grand mission to find a pragmatic utopia, shaping not only a particular structural entity but the kind of world we wish to inhabit.
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group was founded by Bjarke Ingels in 2005 and now it functions as a group of architects, designers, urbanists, and researchers that are involved in a great number of projects worldwide. BIG is led by seventeen partners including Bjarke Ingels and its architecture is developed around a careful analysis of the constant evolution of our contemporary lives.
The book features: Design from award-winning artists Sagmeister & Walsh
Previously unpublished essays by Bjarke Ingels.