September 25th 6-9pm
Fort Collins Museum of Art- 201 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Come celebrate the official release of [ours] Hyperlocalization of
Architecture | Contemporary Sustainable Archetypes, a book about the most innovative buildings in the world. Written by Andrew Michler, an off-grid inhabitant of Larimer county for the last 20 years and designer of the first Passive House in Colorado, [ours] journeys to seven regions around the world for a firsthand account of powerful movements in contemporary sustainable architecture. The book is a coffee table quality publication with dozens of interviews and hundreds of beautiful photos.
A short film with Andrew discussing the book with Andy Revkin at the New York Times building will also premiere. Andrew will be reading from select chapters and 3 simultaneous slideshows, each depicting a region will be on display in the museum. He will also sign all copies sold at the launch which will be available through FCMoA’s store.
The IBE provided a team of researchers for project selections and assistance in development of the book thesis.
Libations will be provided courtesy Odell Brewery.
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What lesson do the largest sustainable office building in the Southern Hemisphere, the smallest of houses in Tokyo, and an underground shopping mall in Mexico City share? They are in fact a perfect response to their conditions. An authentic architecture has emerged- from Melbourne’s kinetically charged buildings, Tokyo’s tiny homes, Cascadia’s large wood, Germany’s energy efficiency, Copenhagen’s bike culture, Mexico’s underground program, and Spain’s elegant day lit commercial buildings. These are new environmental architecture archetypes which boldly anticipate the needs of the future by using place as the catalyst.
Hyperlocalization of Architecture explores the possibilities and promise of deep sustainable building design through the lens of some of the most provocative projects and esteemed architects of our time. Michler explores and documents the work first hand, and with extensive commentaries from the architects readers gain a unique insight into how these buildings function in the context of their culture, environment, and utility. Hyperlocalization is the synthesis of these conditions, challenging the conventions of what a building can be. Hyperlocal architecture captures concepts such as resilience, zero carbon, and regenerative, terms Michler calls aspirational architecture, and turns them into grounded and provocative fully realized forms.
Learn more at www.hyperlocalarch.com