Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Change | Barnabas Calder
Author and lecturer Barnabas Calder is a historian of architecture who specialises in the relationship between architecture and energy throughout human history.
This new historical study documents how architecture throughout the ages has been shaped by our access to energy. Spanning 15,000 years, this fresh and innovative study reveals how iconic buildings from every era were influenced by the energy available to their architects - and, more importantly, why this is important.
This isn't just a retrospective trawl back through time - it is research which impacts upon the here and now. 40% of our greenhouse emissions come from constructing and maintaining buildings. To avoid catastrophic climate change we need to rethink how and why we build.