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Big & Green
I have to say that I wasn't entirely convinced that the buildings were doing a great deal to solve environmental problems. For instance my impression is that energy guzzling buildings were only in fashion for a short period of time - I guess around the 1960's. Before that there wasn't energy available to waste, and afterwards there were regulations mandating better efficiency. Hence the energy efficient buildings shown don't seem to be such a great leap forward. Also, the essays are evangelical on the subject of environmentalism, but don't discuss the difficult choices which have to be made in its pursuit. Mostly its a book for architects to show off their new ideas. That said, the book does give a useful summary of current views on how architecture can contribute to environmental improvement, together with visions of what buildings may be like in the future.