Behind the Green Door. A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture Through 600 Objects

Behind the Green Door. A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture Through 600 Objects - Rotor

In 2013 was het architecten- en curatorscollectief Rotor curator van de Oslo Architectuurtriënnale. Ze presenteerden er de tentoonstelling Behind the Green Door. Deze expo is in 2014 ook te zien in het Danish Architecture Centre. Met het boek proberen ze een kritische blik op het begrip duurzaamheid en de toepassing ervan op architectuur te stimuleren.

Lees verder in het Engels:
'Behind the Green Door, A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture Through 600 Objects' is a dense, richly illustrated critical portrait of the current green wave in architectural design. The book addresses the concrete consequences and paradoxes of the strive for sustainability which marks our time. Drawing on a one-year long investigation carried out for the Oslo Architecture Triennale, it presents and contextualizes the 600 objects gathered for the main exhibition (building models, samples, software demo's, specialized construction tools, campaign posters, footage of lobbyist gatherings...). As a secondary layer of content, the book contains multiple short reflexions by more than hundred experts (prominent architects, critics, scholars...), who were invited to add comments to the original manuscript.

Behind the Green Door is a unique documentation of and comment on 30 years of sustainability as a dominating paradigm within architecture and city planning. The publication is presented in an accessible, visual compelling and thought-provoking manner, and will interest engaged citizens, experts and practitioners, activists and politicians alike.

'Behind the Green Door, A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture Through 600 Objects' is published by Rotor and Oslo Architecture Triennale.

Maarten Gielen en Lionel Devlieger van Rotor stellen het boek voor in Antwerpen tijdens een presentatie op 22 april 2014 georganiseerd door het Vlaams Architectuurinstituut.

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