(Ut)opiates: Rethinking Nature


  • Fabiola López-Durán,

  • Nikki Moore


Much of what is currently regarded as ‘green’ is predicated on a pre-modern, even Romantic, notion of nature; with sustainable design often overtly seeking to readdress the balance in nature by countering man's destructive forces. Here, Fabiola López-Durán and Nikki Moore pursue a more nuanced view of sustainability and architecture through a lineage of ideas, embedded within Lamarckian eugenics - the early 20th-century movement that sought the advancement of the human race through the transformation of the environment. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.