Energy

Energy

04-03

Is architecture energy? Or does it merely consume energy? What role does energy play in shaping the built environment?  Can we consider the materials we build with to constitute their own form of energy, and how does one (the architect, the critic, the historian) trace these flows? Paprika! Vol. 4 No. 3, “Energy” considers these questions and more, taking energy not just as the substrate of our modern lifestyles, but a cultural and political force to be reckoned with. This issue explores the multifarious manifestations of energy – its production, construction, and consumption – and their implications for architecture. “Powerful” stuff.