New “Hyperlocalization of Architecture” book features William McDonough

A new book, Hyperlocalization of Architecture, written by LEED AP BD+C, and certified Passive House consultant, Andrew Michler, features innovative architecture projects and interviews with industry influencers including William McDonough.

Hyperlocalization of Architecture challenges designers to take a different approach to ‘ordinary architecture’ by considering environmental factors and local materials.

William McDonough, Peter Busby, Ramón Fernández-Alonso, Sean Godsell, and Dr. Wolfgang Feist are among the influencers featured in the publication.

McDonough’s unique design insight contributed to the narrative of the book: re-localizing contemporary architecture. His work has demonstrated the ability for designers to expand and refine the notion of sustainability in building design.

Hyperlocalization is an important initiative that reminds designers that we can learn from the past; how people adapted and established a culture in a particular place. Michler explains that this deep understanding of culture, is something that has been lost over the last few decades and it is important for ability to adapt to learn from the past.