The Architecture of Closed Worlds : Or, What is the Power of Shit?

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by Lydia Kallipoliti. Lars Müller Publishers, Zurich, 2018. First edition. Softcover, stiff gray reflective wraps. Quarto. 298pp. Illustrated throughout including maps and plans

The Architecture of Closed Worlds documents a disciplinary transformation and the rise of a new environmental consciousness. It presents an archive of 39 prototypes from 1928 to the present, creating a genealogy of closed-resource structures. These include the FNRS Balloon (1931), Aqualung (1943), House of the Future (1956), Disney’s EPCOT (1966), Bios 3 (1972), Rocky Mountain Institute (1982) and the EDEN Project (2000).