At their most basic level, buildings protect from sun, wind, and rain, while comprising the very materials nature provides. This tendency to either shield from or consume the environment (without giving much back) typically contributes to an overt division rather than synergy between architecture and its surroundings. Nature, in this scenario, is “other.” It is relegated as outside, disregarded by human priorities for space. OTHER NATURE presents new and inclusive approaches to integrating natural systems into the built environment with broader façade applications that have the potential to mediate in the development of the Anthropocene.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction, by Danelle Briscoe
Interview with Diana Agrest
Rael San Fratello
Danze Blood Architects
ecoLogicStudio, a lecture by Claudia Pasquero
Symposium Contributor Biographies