Another quick update as I am back from three weeks of a hard earned trip through Europe to look at the most promising of 21st century sustainable architecture. The agenda was complex but thanks to GPS, pilsners, tapas and a whole lot of very wonderful architects it was a huge success. From a contemporary art museum in a medieval town, to a library inspired by grape terraces, to corporate offices in the woods which hold the memory of the nature they are adjacent too the project have been much more than I had hoped for. In fact a few of the architects took the time to take me to several of their projects and show me a favorite bar or two.
This wraps up 8 weeks of travel this year and a very diverse set of projects, places, and conversations. Along the way I also am learning a few things about how sensitive a good architect is. Not just about sustainability, design and program but about how to see the interplay of humans in an environment both built and discovered. These lessons are the heart of the book and it is a very exciting time to explore what is I now believe the way to go beyond sustainable. More on that soon. I will also upload some pictures soon but in the mean time check out some of my updates from twitter HERE.
Also, just as I embarked a Spanish group contacted me about a new publication they are producing called Designing the Future. After I am finally am back I found out they have less than 48 hours to make their goal on Kickstarter. Considering that I believe Spain very much demonstrates the future in Architecture it looks like a great project to back.
Also I would be remiss not to mention that eVolo's Skyscraper Competition is on for 2014 and the early bird registration ends on November 14th. Please pass the word on about this exemplary and one of-a-kind competition.
To the future. Andrew