Fifty Shades of Green



What’s it mean to be green? In architectural practice, the greening of buildings has become a banality. In academia, green walls and roofs are too often merely signifiers – tentative placeholders for sustainable design or an enduring need to connect humans with natural systems. But designers are capable of incredible things – like choreographing dynamic exchange and productive partnerships between buildings and their particular context. Inspired by our course at the Boston Architectural College, we gather eight resources that put your assumptions of ‘greenness’ to the test. Use these critical texts to push, pull, and legitimately execute your best intentions.

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