L'Architecture de l'environnement bien tempéré
Today’s architectural thinking is focused on the major issues of ecology, environmental standards, growth and urban management. Now published for the first time in French, The Architecture of Well-Tempered Environmentis a classic of architectural criticism on the relation between environment and architecture. Published in 1964 and revised in 1984, this book makes an important contribution to current debate on contemporary architecture, in which the rapport between ecology and habitat is transforming the definition of architecture...
Architecture as "environment"
Will the discipline of ecology and the necessity of protection environment lead to a transformation of architecture in the 21st century? In this book, Reyner Banham advocates for the reconciliation of architecture and environment. He raises this question from a technological and aesthetic point of view. The author takes as the starting point for his analysis the idea that architecture is a place of experimentation and acquired experience rather than the simple construction of monuments. In his view, what matters are not individual buildings considered separately but the context, the environment and the relationship between skin and networks. This original ecological approach to architecture thought of as environment, developed by the Archigram group in the 1960s, now serves as a conceptual and aesthetic reference for many architects, artists and theoreticians.