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An Igloo on the Moon

Exploring Architecture

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.

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.

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

An infor­ma­tive, visu­al­ly stun­ning work on how and why we build.’
— Cool Hunting

Ambi­tious whis­tle-stop tour it is!’
RIAS Quarterly

An excel­lent resource for edu­cat­ing and inspir­ing young minds on the sub­ject of archi­tec­ture, engi­neer­ing, and the built envi­ron­ment.’
— Architect’s Toy Box

Adrian Buckley
Jean-Michel Dentand

25.5 × 25.5cm
10 × 10 in
56 colour illustrations

£9.95 | $12.95

ISBN 978-1-911422-23-5

An Igloo on the Moon
Winner of the DAM Architectural Book Award 2015