Perkins+Will announces the publication of Architecture’s New Edges by Global Sustainability Leader and Board Member Peter Busby. The book has been written for any reader fascinated by the ability of architecture to sustain the environment, rather than allowing the environment to sustain architecture. In the book, Busby reminds readers how important it is for buildings and communities to not only limit their impact on the environment, but also function in many of the same ways living organisms do. They must adapt and change over time to be resilient. They must endeavor to support future generations.
“When we read Peter’s work and his sincere and straightforward stories of the evolution of his awareness and design, we know that a compassionate and livable future is possible, a future that surpasses anything we can yet imagine in its capacity to nurture life and humankind,” said Paul Hawken, environmentalist and New York Times bestselling author.
Architecture’s New Edges provides insights into the responsibility of businesses and individuals alike to implement high-performance design that fosters ingenuity and connects with nature, going beyond sustainability to include regenerative design, or forms that can give back to or repair nature. In addition to Peter’s forward thinking on regenerative design, the Perkins+Will work presented consists of public planning and the design of communities and buildings that educate, aid human health and fitness, assist government, and do so with convincing environmental accomplishments and promising contributions to the public urban realm.
Through the use of examples and project summaries, including the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Vancouver, BC, Busby shares how humanity is learning to heal its surrounding environment through meaningful design principles.
The book has been published by Ecotone Publishing and can be purchased here.
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