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An Igloo on the Moon

Exploring Architecture

By (author) David Jenkins
Illustrated by Adrian Buckley


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  • A fun and engaging introduction to the basic principles of engineering and architecture
  • Encourages environmental awareness
  • Aimed at the next generation of architects
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“An excellent resource for educating and inspiring young minds on the subjects of architecture, engineering, and the built environment” – Architect’s Toy Box

Aimed at young, enquiring minds, An Igloo on the Moon explores how and why we build. Beginning with the igloo, whose origins are lost in time, and culminating in the latest 3D-printing technology for lunar habitation, the book weaves together themes and ideas to create an unfolding visual story. Illustrated with a sequence of extraordinary collages, specially created by artist Adrian Buckley, the book ranges through history and across continents. Underlying the narrative is an awareness of environmental issues and the need to reconnect with sustainable patterns of building. It is a book to engage the next generation of architects – and their parents and teachers. The title has won the DAM Architectural Book Award 2015 and was exhibited in Frankfurt.

Thank you for your beautiful book it reminds us what architecture is about!” Renzo Piano

About the Author

Adrian Buckley is a renowned graphic artist. For An Igloo on the Moon he has created a compelling series of inhabited landscapes, rich with ideas and possibilities. David Jenkins is an architect who writes about architecture with insight and wit. He has written and edited numerous critically acclaimed books, including Foster 40 and The Strange Death of Architectural Criticism.

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Circa Press
17th Sep 2018
255 mm x 255 mm
132 Pages
56 color
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