In the 21st century, architects and engineers are being challenged
to produce work that is concurrently sustainable and resilient.
Buildings need to mitigate their impact on climate change by
minimising their carbon footprint, while also countering the
challenging new weather conditions. Globally, severe storms,
extreme droughts and rising sea levels are becoming an increasingly
reoccurring feature. To respond, a design process is required that
seeks to integrate resiliency by building in the capacity to absorb
the impacts of these disruptive events and adapt over time to
further changes, while simultaneously being part of the solution to
the problem itself. This issue of AD is guest-edited by the
interdisciplinary team at Stevens Institute of Technology who
developed the winning entry for the 2015 US Department of Energy
Solar Decathlon competition, the SU+RE House. While particular
focus is paid to this student designed and built prototype home,
the publication also provides a broader discussion of the value of
design-build as a model for tackling the issue of integrating
sustainability and resilience, and what changes are required across
education, policy, practice and industry for widespread
implementation. Contributors include: Bronwyn Barry, Michael Bruno,
Alex Carpenter, Adam Cohen, Ann Holtzman, Ken Levenson, Brady
Peters, Terri Peters, Karin Stieldorf, Alex Washburn, Claire Weisz,
and Graham Wright. Featured architects: 3XN/GXN, FXFOWLE
Architects, Local Office Landscape Architecture (LOLA), Lateral
Office, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Snohetta, Structures
Design Build, and WXY Studio.
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