chapter  10
11 Pages

Four lines

WithMichael Cadwell

Sustainability will exert as much pressure on architecture in this century as industrialisation did in the previous century. This now seems inevitable. Population growth, consumer culture, and global warming are converging with wide-ranging consequences: the economic consequences of decreasing energy supplies; the political and social consequences of petrodictatorships and civic unrest; and the environmental consequences of climate change and plant and animal extinction. Any signifi cant response to these conditions requires government intervention and energy technologies beyond architecture’s purview, yet architecture must do its part to address energy and resource conservation.1 The technical imperative of sustainability has replaced the technical imperative of industrialisation.