Published in 3/2022 - Nature


Form Follows Fuel – Building Our Way into (and out of?) Climate Emergency

Barnabas Calder

Prefabricated iron structures are erected
at the Crystal Palace construction site in London in 1850. Image from Chup Friemert: Die Gläserne Arche. Prestel 1984. 

Historian of architecture Barnabas Calder traces the architectural history and future from the point of view of energy. The text is based on his his book Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency and talk at the Nils Erik Wickberg Lectures event at Aalto University in November 2021. 

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