We live in a big world on a small planet. We are more than seven billion people on Earth. In a few decades, we will be ten billion. Man has become a force of nature that is pushing the systems of the earth out of balance. We need to rethink the way we build and live. Good Buildings on a Small Planet portrays eight Danish architectural firms who strive to define new ways forward. They are creating new architecture where sustainability is not simply a question of consuming less, but also about giving more. More beauty. More meaning. More community. Architecture can contribute to a sustainable development not only by reducing negative climate impact, but also by enriching our daily lives, making a sustainable lifestyle the meaningful and desirable choice. What is a good building on a small planet? How can we create a rich and humanist architecture that is built on a profound respect for local as well as global resources? The book presents eight different answers that are framed by thoughts, ideas and new architecture. It also contains an introductory essay that discusses how architecture can contribute to a sustainable development and lays out a humanist approach to sustainable architecture.
The contributors are C.F. Møller Architects, EFFEKT, GXN, Henning Larsen Architects, Lendager Group, SLA, Third Nature og Vandkunsten.