Architecture Publications

Title

Kites

Campus Units

Architecture

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

1-9-2020

Journal or Book Title

Critical Practices in Architecture: The Unexamined Edited by Jonathan Bean, Susannah Dickinson and Aletheia Ida

Volume

Chapter 10

First Page

209

Last Page

228

Abstract

From what perspective can the aesthetic dimension impact on our way of thinking about an environmentally responsible and socially just future? This chapter reflects upon an exhibition of instructors of architecture, and their students, at the Venice Biennale in 2018, exploring such a question. In the theory and practice of sustainable design, little attention has been given to architectural aesthetics dismissed either as a superficial concern in comparison to the serious matter of sustainability, or worse, as an attempt at “green-wash” or to deceive. As climate change brings with it the burden of change in plant, animal and human relationships, ecological systems respond unpredictably. A dialogue is needed to establish a reconnection to concern but what exactly might this relationship be with the living environment and its systems? The scholarly question this chapter thus asks is “How can we understand an ecological architectural aesthetics within the field of sustainable architectural design?”

Comments

This accepted book chapter is published as Wheeler, A., Kites in Critical Practices in Architecture: The Unexamined Edited by Jonathan Bean, Susannah Dickinson and Aletheia Ida. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2020, Chapter 10; 209-228. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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