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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