The Ecologies of the Building Envelope: A Material History and Theory of Architectural Surfaces

By Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Jeffrey Anderson

The Ecologies of the Envelope theorizes the building envelope as a literal embodiment of the social, political, technological, and economic contingencies which have become embedded within it over the last century, analyzing the historical lineages, heroes and villains that helped define the complex material ecologies we see within the envelope today.

Barcelona, 2021, 25.2cm x 17cm, 380pp, illustrated, Hardback.

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