8 February 2019, 6.00pm
Room 106, 43 Gordon Square, WC1 0PD
Innovations in architecture often rely on energy transitions: an abundance of coal allowed for the single paned glass façade of the Bauhaus; the Seagram’s building emerged in concert with increased flows of oil.
This talk will focus on the latter case, examining debates around architecture and energy in the 1950s, and exploring the specific means through which design ideas intensified energy demand. It will also consider the role of architectural history in engaging the contemporary cultural challenges to a low carbon future.
Join us for this talk with Daniel Barber, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design and School of Arts and Sciences.