Designing for the Climate Emergency: A Guide for Architecture Students

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We are in a climate emergency. Architects must be part of the radical change needed. This book guides architecture student to create truly sustainable designs. Demonstrating holistic design approaches through 10 key themes, it guides students through the different stages of the design process in five illustrated chapters. Reflecting the years of study, it provides step-changes towards eventual architecture practice. Unique features include key checklists, case studies, student examples and an extensive glossary.

Chapter 0: Climate Emergency Fundamentals

Chapter 1: Exploring Your Context: Researching and Analysing Your Site (Step 1)

Chapter 2: Defining a Design Concept, Creating Values and Goals (Step 2)

Chapter 3: Imagining Climate Emergency Design Strategies (Step 3)

Chapter 4: Testing and Developing Climate Emergency Design Strategies (Step 4)

Chapter 5: Validating and Communicating Your Approach (Step 4 & 5)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRIBA Publishing
Number of pages292
ISBN (Print)9781859469644
ISBN (Electronic)9781003297246
Commissioning bodyRIBA Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022


  • climate emergency design
  • sustainable architecture
  • sustainability
  • climate emergency pedagogies

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