Architectural Design and Ethics offers both professional architects and architecture students a theoretical base and numerous suggestions as to how we might rethink our responsibilities to the natural world and design a more sustainable future for ourselves.

As we find ourselves on the steep slope of several exponential growth curves – in global population, in heat-trapping atmospheric gases, in the gap between the rich and poor, and in the demand for finite resources, Fisher lays down a theory of architecture based on ethics and explores how buildings can and do provide both social and moral dimensions. The book also has practical goals, demonstrating how architects can make better and more beautiful buildings whilst nurturing more responsible, sustainable development.

Architectural Design and Ethics will prove an invaluable text not only to those in the architecture field, but to anyone simply interested in the ethical issues surrounding our built environment.

chapter |34 pages

Our Collapsing Global Bridge

chapter |34 pages

Why Having Less is More

chapter |32 pages

When Virtues are No Vice

chapter |35 pages

Drafting a New Social Contract

chapter |32 pages

The needs of Duty

chapter |33 pages

The Consequences of Ignoring Consequences