You live in a house, you work in an office, you send your kids to a school. These places aren’t just the backdrop to your life, they shape your life-they define who you see, what you see, and how you see it.
Architecture impacts how you feel every day, which isn’t surprising considering how much time we all spend inside buildings. Yet so many of our buildings leave us without natural light, shelter us with low ceilings, and ignore our personal, social, and environmental needs. It doesn’t have to be like this. We can control this powerful force-we just have to start asking more from our buildings.
The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings book by Marc Kushner considers the public to be a partner in architecture. Architects have the know-how to design buildings that are greener, smarter, and friendlier-and now the public is a partner in this ambition. The questions we can ask of buildings, and of architects, will create a new future—one that will look a lot different than the world we know today.