Saturday, June 10th at 3:00pm
With Wes Jones, Marc Neveu, Aryan Crawford Omar, Steven Purvis, Randolph Ruiz, and Mohamed Sharif
SOUPERgreen!—Souped Up Green Architecture features projects and essays that offer a long overdue critique of the prevailing approach to “green” architecture and, in turn, demonstrate a more appropriate way for architects to address the challenges posed by the environmental crisis. This work stands in sharp contrast to contemporary examples of “green” or “sustainable” architecture that rely primarily on the invisible agency of unremarkable technologies and materials to reduce resource consumption, but which do so without producing a necessary shift in the public’s perception of the environment or behavior towards it. Instead, the projects and essays in SOUPERgreen! demonstrate how green technology can not only perform from a measurable standpoint, but can also produce engaging experiences that profoundly alter, enhance, and transform the public’s understanding of the environment. By leveraging the inherently expressive nature of technology in order to dramatize the constantly negotiated relationship between humanity and the natural world, the “souped up” green architecture featured in SOUPERgreen! transforms “greenness” from a calculation of environmental fitness into a dramatic performance of new environmental realities that reveal ways of engaging and understanding the world that are inherently more ecological.
SOUPERgreen! features projects and essays by:
Aryan Crawford Omar
SCI-Arc + Caltech
The book also features a foreword by Sanford Kwinter