Building with Nature
Watch the first episode of MoMA’s new video series on architecture and the environment, a profile of the groundbreaking SITE work of James Wines.
Dewi Tan, Carson Chan
Apr 22, 2022
Today marks the launch of Built Ecologies: Architecture and Environment, a video series from MoMA’s Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment that features prominent architects and thinkers doing innovative work across environmental topics. In each episode, these figures are invited to define the terms “architecture” and “environment,” producing a through-line between videos that otherwise capture a wide variety of practices and backgrounds.
At the Ambasz Institute, we believe art, architecture, and design exist in an ecological context. This is echoed in MoMA’s sustainability statement, in which we affirm our intellectual and cultural work as inseparable from the biological and climatic systems that govern the planet. As the realities of the climate crisis continue to transform societies and traditions in unforeseen ways, new narratives and methods are needed to forge a path of hope, resilience, innovation, and empathy. Built Ecologies speaks to the urgency of our current environmental crises, prompting audiences to think more critically about architecture as we look toward building more sustainable futures.
James Wines, in a still from the first episode of the Built Ecologies: Architecture and Environment video series
Architecture Must Adapt to a Changing World
On the occasion of Earth Day, architect Kunlé Adeyemi talks about reimagining buildings to coexist with people and the environment.
Kunlé Adeyemi, Carson Chan
Apr 19, 2022
Watch how two architects use 3-D printing to build new coral reefs and address California’s housing crisis.
Sara Bodinson, Kelly Cannon
Apr 18, 2020