This assignment has 3 parts; be sure to complete the chapter before beginning this assignment.
Bjarke Ingels is an architect who believes in the idea of “architectural alchemy”. He believes that, historically, architecture has either been naively utopian or petrifyingly pragmatic. He wants to design buildings that are “socially, economically and environmentally perfect places”. Watch the following video (18 min) of his lecture on Ted.com, and tell the class if you think he succeeds. Please explain your opinion and provide specific examples of his work to support your opinion.
Bjarke Ingels: Three Warp Speed Architectural Tales (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
Research a city you have always wanted to visit for an example of “green” architecture or more environmentally aware architecture *.
Post a photo of the structure along with some basic details of how it is more environmentally aware, as well as being good architecture. Be sure to cite your information.
Remember, this isn’t just about sustainability, but a combination of environmental awareness and creative design!
Post a meaningful response to a classmate’s post.
* If you simply search “green architecture” you’ll get lots of information about a company named Green Architecture. To broaden your search, consider using other terms (environmental , sustainable, etc.)