Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 5 | Sustainable Architecture
We’re still here for you, even while social distancing
As you likely know, today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Thus, you’ll not be surprised that this week’s feature is Sustainable Architecture. So much to be inspired by and to contemplate in this week’s collection. An opportune time to reflect on the ideas and principles presented herein. Enjoy!
Denver Architecture Foundation Resources:
- A timely podcast about Sustainable Neighborhoods.
- Get outdoors! Grab the kids and go on an Architecture Scavenger Hunt in your own neighborhood.
- Audio Tours teaser: Learn about the architect and architecture of History Colorado Center.
- Ongoing: Take in the stunning photographs from our 2019 Y/OUR Denver Photo Exhibit, in partnership with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Read the accompanying Denver Post article by Ray Rinaldi – “One of Denver’s best photo exhibitions right now is totally free — and you can see it in your PJs” and share/discuss with friends and family!
Feature: Sustainable Architecture – Resources from the world wide web
“What is now called ‘green architecture’ is an opportunistic caricature of a much deeper consideration of the issues related to sustainability that architecture has been engaged with for many years. It was one of the first professions that was deeply concerned with these issues and that had an intellectual response to them.” – Rem Koolhaas
The films below are free via Kanopy.com.
- KieranTimberlake: Loblolly House (2007) and Cellophane House (2008)
- Ray Kappe: California Modern Master – Forty Years of Modular Evolution
- Shipping Home
- From today’s ArchDaily: On Earth Day, We Reflect on Architecture’s Relationship with the Planet
- The New Net Zero by Bill Maclay
- Material Revolution: Sustainable Multi-Purpose Materials for Design by Sascha Peters
- The Sustainable Sites Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Principles, Strategies, and Best Practices for Sustainable Landscapes by Meg Calkins
- Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition by Mike Montoya
For Young Readers…
- Green Homes by Saranne Taylor
- The Alliance Center‘s compilation of Earth Week 2020 activities.
- Watch Climate Change: The Facts on Rocky Mountain PBS.
- ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) – Virtual Gift Basket: Social Intimacy While Physically Distant by Warm Cookies of the Revolution.
- Denver Parks & Recreation is offering more than 30 online programs and activities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy from their home. Learn more here.
Image curtesy of The Alliance Center