There will be 8 weekly tutorials beginning in week 3. They are on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the weeks after lectures. Enrollment in tutorials will commence next week.
Week 1 12/01/16 INTRODUCTION. Climate Change and Sustainability: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives of two Contested Concepts
Guy, Simon, and John Farmer. "Reinterpreting Sustainable Architecture: The Place of Technology." Journal of Architectural Education 54, no. 3 (2001), pp. 140-8. Available on NUS digital library.
Campbell, Scott. "Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities? Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development." Journal of the American Planning Association 62, no. 3 (1996): pp. 296-312. Available on NUS digital library.
Carruthurs, David. "From Opposition to Orthodoxy: The Remaking of Sustainable Development." In Debating the Earth: The Environmental Politics Reader, edited by John S. Dryzek and David Schlosberg, pp. 285-300. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Available online at http://goo.gl/F3xhaL
Hulme, Mike. Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. xxv-xxxiv.
Oreskes, Naomi, and Erik M. Conway. The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014, pp. 1-33. Available on Workbin folder "Additional Readings".
Worster, Donald. "The Shaky Ground of Sustainability." In Global Ecology: A New Arena of Political Conflict, edited by Wolfgang Sachs, pp. 132-45. London: Zed Books, 1993. Available online at http://public.wsu.edu/~ericsson/worster.pdf
No Tutorial – No reading response required for this week
PART 1 – ELEMENTS OF SUSTAINABILITY: ARCHITECTURE, RESOURCES, WASTES
Week 2 19/01/16 Energy & the Built Environment: Linkages, Networks & the Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewables
Willis, Dan. "Less Is Less: Are Architects Thinking Too Small." In Architecture and Energy: Performance and Style, edited by William W. Braham and Daniel Willis, 77-91. New York: Routledge, 2013. Available on Workbin folder "Additional Readings".
Zardini, Mirko, “Think Different” in Sorry, Out of Gas: Architecture’s Responses to the 1973 Oil Crisis, edited by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini, pp. 41-49. Montreal: Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2008.
Tutorial 1 on 27, 28 or 29/01/2016.
Banham, Reyner. The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment. 2nd ed. London: Architectural Press, 1984, pp. 18-28
Baudrillard, Jean. "The Environmental Witch-Hunt: Statement by the French Group, 1970." In The Aspen Papers: Twenty Years of Design Theory from the International Design Conference in Aspen, edited by Reyner Banham. New York: Praeger, 1974, pp. 208-210 (available online at https://goo.gl/cyehUH )
Gissen, David. "Thermopolis: Conceptualizing Environmental Technologies in the Urban Sphere." Journal of Architectural Education 60, no. 1 (2006): pp. 43-53. Available on NUS Digital Library.
Madrigal, Alexis. Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2011, 1-5, 274-88.
Smil, Vaclav. Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005, pp. 239-316.
Week 3 26/01/16 Urban Ecology, Architectural Nature: Water, Landscape & Food in the Built Environment
Thayer, Robert L. Gray World, Green Heart: Technology, Nature, and the Sustainable Landscape. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994, pp. 136-161.
McHarg, Ian L. “Sea and Survival” in Design with Nature. New York: Natural History Press, 1969.
Tutorial 2 on 03, 04 or 05/02/16
Spirn, Anne Whiston. The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design. New York: Basic Books, 1984, pp. 9-37.
Steel, Carolyn. Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives. London: Chatto & Windus, 2008, pp. 1-10, 31-52.
Mossop, Elizabeth. "Landscapes of Infrastructure." In The Landscape Urbanism Reader, edited by Charles Waldheim, pp. 163-78. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006.
Matthew Gandy, “Landscapes of Disaster: Water, Modernity, and Urban Fragmentation in Mumbai.” Environment and Planning A 40, (2008), pp. 108-130. Available on NUS Digital Library.
McWilliams, James E., Just Food. New York: Back Bay Books, 2009, pp. 17-51.
Pearce, Fred. When the Rivers Run Dry: Water - the Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century. Boston: Beacon Press, 2006, pp. 3-7, 19-25, 283-292, 305-311
Week 4 02/02/16 Materials & Construction: Obsolescence and Waste, Life-cycles and Recycling
Till, Jeremey, Architecture Depends. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009, pp. 67-75.
No tutorial. Readings to be discussed in tutorial 3.
Calkins, Meg. Materials for Sustainable Sites: A Complete Guide to the Evaluation, Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2009.
Stuart Brand, How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built. New York: Viking Penguin, 1994, pp. 12-23.
Kibert, Charles J. Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2008, pp. 239-260, 274-275.
Combined tutorial 3 with Week 4 & 5’s topics – combined reading response for Week 4 & 5’s readings
PART 2 – APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE: TECHNOLOGY, SOCIETY AND POLITICS
Week 5 09/02/16 The Integrative Approach: Biomimicry and Regenerative Design (to be rescheduled due to Chinese New Year)
McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability - Designing for Abundance. New York: North Point Press, 2013, pp. 3-22, 53-83. Available on Workbin folder "Additional Readings".
Lyle, John Tillman. Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development. New York: John Wiley, 1994, pp. 1-14, 22-30.
Combined tutorial 3 with Week 4 & 5’s topics – combined reading response for Week 4 & 5’s readings – on 17, 18 or 19/02/16
McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York: North Point Press, 2002, pp. 68-91.
Winner, Langdon. "Building the Better Mousetrap." In The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, 61-84. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Week 6 16/02/16 Greening the Developmental State: Ecological Modernization and the Normalization of Sustainability
Dryzek, John S. The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 162-180.
Cugurullo, Federico. "How to Build a Sandcastle: An Analysis of the Genesis and Development of Masdar City." Journal of Urban Technology 20, no. 1 (2013): pp. 23-37. Available on NUS digital library.
Tutorial 4 on 02, 03 or 04/03/16 (Please note that the dates are after the recess week)
Geh, Min. "Growing Green Space." Social Space (2008): 84-89. Available at http://goo.gl/8KO6yt
Harvey, David. Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1996, pp. 366-402.
Mathi, Braema. "Growing Civil Society in Singapore." Social Space (2008): 80-83. Available at http://goo.gl/VLtR08
Tan, Yong Soon, Tung Jean Lee, and Karen Tan. Clean, Green and Blue: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental and Water Sustainability. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asia Studies, 2009, pp. 233-256 (& also 303-316)
RECESS WEEK – No Lecture on 23/02/16
Week 7 01/03/16 Greening Capitalism: Sustainability and Free Market Environmentalism
Hawken, Paul, Amory B. Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. London: Earthscan, 1999, pp. 82-110 &, ideally, pp. 1-21.
Adrian Parr, “The Greening of Junkspace” in Hijacking Sustainability. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009, 15-32.
Tutorial 5 on 09, 10 or 11/03/16
Daly, Herman E. Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996, pp. 1-12.
Medovoi, Leerom. "Sustainability as Disavowal." Social Text, Periscope (2010). Available at http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_article/sustainability_as_disavowal/
Week 8 08/03/16 Placing Sustainable Architecture: Technology, Society and Global/Local Translations
Chang, I Chun Catherine, and Eric Sheppard. "China's Eco-Cities as Variegated Urban Sustainability: Dongtan Eco-City and Chongming Eco-Island." Journal of Urban Technology 20, no. 1 (2013): 57-75. Available on NUS digital library.
Nye, Dvid E. Technology Matters: Questions to Live With. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006, pp. 49-66.
Sacks, anielle. "Green Guru Gone Wrong: William Mcdonough." Fast Company October 13 (2008). Available at http://goo.gl/xDTTW8
Tutorial 6 on 16, 17 or 18/03/16
May, Shnnon. "Ecological Citizenship and a Plan for Sustainable Development." City 12, no. 2 (2008): pp. 237-44. Available on NUS digital library.
Week 9 15/03/16 Learning from Vernacular Traditions?: Third World Development and Eco-cultural Sustainability
Fathy, Hassan. Architecture for the Poor: An Experiment in Rural Egypt. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973, pp. 1-18 & 25-54.
Pyla, Panayiota I. "Hassan Fathy Revisited: Postwar Discourses on Science, Development, and Verncular Architecture." Journal of Architectural Education 60, no. 3 (2007): 28-39. Available on NUS digital library.
Tutorial 7 on 23, 24, or 25/03/16 (This year’s Good Friday falls on 25/03/16. For the affected tutorial groups, please reschedule your tutorials with your TAs)
Mitchell, Timothy. Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002, pp. 179-205.
Week 10 22/03/16 “Liveability” or Environmentalism of the Poor: Neoliberalism, Splintering Urbanism and Poverty
Nixon, Rob. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011, pp. 1-14. Available on NUS digital library.
Hodson, Mike, and Simon Marvin. "Urbanism in the Anthropocene: Ecological Urbanism or Premium Ecological Enclaves." City 14, no. 3 (2010): pp. 298-313.
Tutorial 8 on 30, 31/03/16 or 01/04/16.
Davis, Mike. Planet of Slums. London: Verso, 2006. pp. 70-94.
Rose George, The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Wastes. London: Portobello Books, 2008, pp. 1-14.
Turner, John F. C. Housing by People: Towards Autonomy in Building Environments. London: Marion Boyars, 1976. pp. 11-34.
Week 11 29/03/16 Grassroot Environmentalism: Activism, Participatory Design, and the Expanded Role of Architecture
Awan, Nishat, Tatjana Schneider, and Jeremy Till. Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture. London: Routledge, 2011, pp. 26-34 & 37-52.
Barry Bergdoll, “Introduction” and Andres Lepik, “Building on Society” in Andres Lepik ed. Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement. New York: MoMA, 2011, pp. 7-22.
* No tutorial for this week – No reading response required for this week.
Borasi, Giovanna, and Mirko Zardini, eds. Actions: What You Can Do with the City. Montreal: Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2009. (This is a catalogue of an exhibition organised by CCA, see the official website http://cca-actions.org/)
Fisher, Thomas. "Public-Interest Architecture: A Needed and Inevitable Change." In Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism, edited by Bryan Bell and Katie Wakeford. New York: Metropolis Book, 2008. pp. 8-13
Jann, Marga, and Stephen Platt. "Philanthropic Architecture: Nongovernmental Development Projects in Latin America." Journal of Architectural Education 62, no. 4 (2009): pp. 82-91. Available on NUS digital library.
Kurutz, Steven. "Not Buying It." New York Times June 27 (2007). Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/21/garden/21freegan.html?_r=1
Mooallem, Jon. "Guerilla Gardening." New York Times Magazine June 8 (2008). Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/magazine/08guerrilla-t.html
Week 12 05/04/16 CONCLUSION & REVISION
Chang, Jiat-Hwee. "Tropical Variants of Sustainable Architecture: A Postcolonial Perspective." In Handbook of Architectural Theory, edited by Greig Crysler, Stephen Cairns and Hilde Heynen. London: Sage, 2012, pp. 602-17.
* No tutorial for this week – No reading response required for this week.