Editor Dr SANDRA PIESIK discusses her new book Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet and how it examines what the traditions of vernacular architecture, and its regional craftspeople around the world, can teach us about creating a more sustainable future.
Biological systems offer design strategies for successfully adapting to an age of climate change and resource depletion. Insights from nature will be essential in creating a green and sustainable future for humankind.
Horrified at the giga-scale death of birds caused by collisions with trendy expanses of plate glass in modern buildings, James Fischer calls on architects to bring an end to the needless slaughter - and "save a billion birds"!
As climate change speeds up, the question of how to adapt our homes to hotter temperatures is becoming increasingly important. Now, a pioneering project on the island of Tenerife has been set up to address those concerns. Paul Miles reports