In his new book, “Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability and the Modern Movement”, Carl Stein connects the impact of design decisions for individual building to the global environmental crises. He sets out the argument for sustainability inherent in Modern design, identifying tenets that are intrinsic to contemporary ecological thinking. Utilizing well-researched data, “Greening Modernism” illustrates the environmental benefits that can result from the thoughtful renovation of the vast inventory of modern buildings, including reduced energy demand and waste processing need.
The book explores the relationships between design and technology in the pre-petroleum, early-petroleum, and late-petroleum eras and suggests opportunities for architecture in a post-petroleum world.
Carl Stein, FAIA, is a principal with Elemental Architecture, a New York–based firm, and has practiced architecture in tandem with research throughout his career, focusing on energy-efficient design and historic reconstruction and their relationship to establish a contemporary architectural vocabulary.
In addition to numerous award-winning historic preservation and sustainable projects, Mr. Stein is the author of several pioneering works on “green” architecture, including Energy Conscious Architecture, the initial monograph in the NCARB continuing education series, and he has chaired the National AIA Energy Professional Development Task Force.
He lectures worldwide, has taught at the City College of New York School of Architecture, and has served as consultant for the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the New York State Council for the Arts. Mr. Stein is the recipient of numerous awards, including the New York Society for Architects Lifetime Architectural Achievement Award, the national AIA Earth Day Top Ten Award, and the Presidential Award for Design Excellence.
Title: Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern Movement
Author: Carl Stein | Elemental Architecture
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company | November 29/2010
Details: Hardcover, 25.6 x 22.1 x 2.7 cm (10.1 x 8.7 x 1.1 in.), 296 pages