Hot to Cold: Design Solutions Around the Globe

Through the scorching heat of the Arabian Desert to the unforgiving chill of the Finnish tundra, BIG partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann explores how design solutions are shaped by cultural and climatic contexts to unlock the immense possibilities of adaptive architecture. With a central challenge of mitigating climatic extremes to be hospitable to human life, solutions can be both economically and environmentally profitable. This session explores the search for a pragmatic utopia, shaped as the kind of world we wish to inhabit.

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: Environment

What is the role of design in addressing climate change and social fragmentation? Landscape architect Kate Orff of... See more
Author Paul Hawken shares the remarkable story of how a diverse group of researchers from around the world came... See more
Since Syria and Nicaragua joined the Paris Accord last fall, the United States stands alone as the only country on the... See more
What does it mean for large companies to be classified as “100 percent renewable?" What kinds of challenges does... See more
What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The Pacific island nation of Kiribati (population 100,000) is one of the... See more
Federal funds could not be used to pay for sugar-sweetened beverages under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... See more