BOOK / Behind the green door – A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects
OAT and Rotor are publishing the book on the objects, emerging discussions and work with Behind the Green Door.
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The book ‘Behind the Green Door – A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture Through 600 Objects’ portrays the prevailing green wave in architecture and the many controversies that surround it. Based on the Rotor’s acclaimed exhibition and research for the Oslo Architecture Triennale, 600 supposed sustainable objects are presented and discussed over 368 pages. The book is enriched with comments from over 100 international experts.
Contributors: Rotor + 100 international experts
Publisher: Oslo Architecture Triennale
Price: NOK 239 (+ shipping and handling) / Euros 28 (+ shipping and handling)
Preview one of the chapters of the book HERE
The lists of objects and commentators can be found HERE
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“In popular consciousness there are two main camps in the sustainability debate: the moralists who want us to forsake all pleasures, and the cynics who want to earn money on quick-fix technological solutions. In Behind the Green Door, Rotor present a third position in the form of an undogmatic inquiry, open to all the paradoxes and dilemmas of the contemporary crisis.” Mari Hvattum, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway
“Both as an exhibition and as a publication Behind The Green Door manages to pinpoint the contradictions and dilemmas contained within the contemporary understanding of ‘sustainability’. It provides a most appropriate reference for those of us interested in the continuous evolution of this term.” Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, founding partner, Snøhetta, Oslo, Norway
CATALOGUE / Behind the green door – architecture and the desire for sustainability
Can we still learn something about sustainability – something that lifts us out of the prejudice and conformities of current policy and practice? Can we gain new insight by debating the various outcomes of sustainable architecture and urbanism?
The Triennale catalogue is a critical and playful investigation of sustainability’s influence on architecture over the last 70 years. Everything from historical studies of green building practices to excess consumerism and waste, from ecology to new innovations, are being investigated in new ways. Readers are invited to a thought-awakening, humorous and visual journey of one of our times most used terms.
The catalogue, which is in English, contains texts and images provided by curators Rotor along with selected authors and guest writers. The catalogue was published prior to the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2013. The editor is Helle Benedicte Berg, and graphic design is done by NODE Oslo Berlin.
Price: NOK 149 + shipping and handling
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“The curators ask: ‘Has the widespread use of the ‘green’ adjective resulted in an almost complete erosion of the meaning?’ It’s a good question that responds to the rampant use of the word ‘sustainability’ and the placement of the adjective ‘sustainable’ in front of just about anything…. If you’re interested in a ‘time out’ be sure to visit OAT’s website for information on ordering the catalog.” John Hill, A Daily Dose of Architecture