New Global Architecture
In the twenty-first century, architects across Asia, Africa and the Americas are making a name for themselves both locally and globally. Around the world, firms face challenges against a backdrop of rapidly growing cities, ecological demands, emerging economies, and changing societies and climate. Local architects often find strikingly innovative solutions to local requirements, including sustainability, transportation, migration, construction materials and traditions.
In Mexico, architects work closely with indigenous communities to create modular social housing that can be assembled in one week. In Namibia, a lodge in a wildlife conservancy is designed to echo a local bird's nest, while in Vietnam, a library and public space has created a micro-ecosystem to house fish and grow food. Beyond the West journeys across these lands to understand how local architects respond to a changing world, and focuses its wide lens on inspiring and truly global architecture.
Published by Gestalten