Monday 1 Oct 2018 is World Architecture Day!
This is an event for architects around the world organised by The International Union of Architects (UIA). This year’s theme is “Architecture… for a better world!”
The UIA is celebrating its 70th anniversary. They conducted a poster competition, the results of which were released online. The winning entry can be seen on their news pages. In judging this entry they appreciated the “simplest, most powerful message. The world is our home, we make our homes in the world, and architecture is the means which we mediate our inhabitation.”
If you are inspired by architecture for a better world, search the Library catalogue for print and online materials to find out more. For example relating to sustainable or green building. Alternatively, here are some suggestions for socially-conscious or humanitarian architecture:
- Small scale, big change : new architectures of social engagement –
Library Level 3 at 720.103 LEP
- Humanitarian architecture : 15 stories of architects working after disaster –
Library Level 3 at 720.108 CHA
- Shigeru Ban : architecture of surprise – Library Level 3 at 720.92 JOD
- Urgent architecture : 40 sustainable housing solutions for a changing world –
Library Level 3 at 720.47 MEI
- Design like you give a damn : architectural responses to humanitarian crises –
Library Level 3 at 720.8691 ARC
- Housing and urbanisation : building ideas for people and cities –
Library Level 3 at 728.091732 COR
- Design like you give a damn 2 : building change from the ground up –
Library Level 3 at 728.108691 ARC
- Attunement : architectural meaning after the crisis of modern science –
On order, coming soon!
Feedback on these resources or recommendations of other resources are welcome.
Contact your Subject Librarian, David Stacey
To celebrate a year of architecture related blogging you can read some of our best posts here.