Released in September 2015 by eVolo
[ours] The Hyperlocalization of Architecture explores how regions around the world have developed contemporary architecture which re-envisions local archetypes in radical new forms by embracing environmental design.
The most exciting architecture today is not only environmentally astute but realizes a greater sense of place. The book [ours] Hyperlocalization of Architecture by Andrew Michler is a collaboration between eVolo, host of the annual Skyscraper Competition, and the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University on unveiling new architecture archetypes from around the world. These projects are defined by and define the place they are in, embracing environmental needs with bold design.
Interviews and Projects by:
Studio 505 | Phooey Architects | William Mcdonough + Partners | KUD Architects | Berta Barrio Arquitectos | Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. | Unemori Architects | Andrew Maynard Architects | Edward Mazria | Peter Busby Perkins+Will | Sean Godsell | Canvas Arquitectos | Dr. Wolfgang Feist | Design Inc. | Hassell Studios | Kavellaris Urban Design | Lederer + Ragnarsdottir + Oei | Casey Brown Architecture | A.L.X. Architects | BIG | Yasuhiro Yamashita | Miller Hull | KMD Architects | MPR Design Group | Schemata Architecture | Coll-Barreu Arquitectos | Voluar Arquitecture | Durbach Block Jagger | Ramón Fernández-Alonso Arquitect
“If we had trees that made zero emissions we are all dead. Why wouldn’t you want buildings like trees? When you think of it like that then it’s rather obvious. This is all based on human creativity, and the ability for us to advance and continuously improve with freedom from the remote tyranny of bad design. Why should I be tyrannized about yesterday’s bad decision? It’s much more fun to improvise, constantly. That’s why the cultural question becomes interesting because at that point the culture can express itself in a creative way. It still has integrity because you’re expressing yourself creatively within a context. Your solving for rich, local problems. All sustainability, like politics is local. It has to be.” – William McDonough in [ours]