Architecture as Measure
Architecture as Measure, written by Associate Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan, positions climate change as a cultural and political idea that requires a renewed architectural imagination. The book presents a set of unconventional collisions between architecture and climate change, which speculate on the broader concerns of climate change, such as resource extraction, materiality, long time span, geology, and waste etc. through the lens of architectural questions such as form, representation, and materiality.
The book argues that despite the urgency and relevance of climate change, the topic has yet to be conceptualized in such a way that architecture’s contribution toward a new planetary imaginary of our contemporary environment goes beyond merely environmentalism or technological determinism.