On this week’s installment of Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is joined in the studio by architect David Bergman. David is the author of the new book, Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide. Tune in to this episode to hear Curtis and David discuss their beginnings in architecture, as well as the results of their respective schooling experiences. How did David escape his post-modernist tutors in favor of sustainable design? Tune in to learn about the importance of biophilia in design. Why were sustainable structures such as the geodesic dome or the earthship never adapted into the architectural mainstream. Listen in to hear David and Curtis discuss why form and function must both be considered in architecture. Later, David and Curtis talk about both the environmental and economic crises, and why their solutions are intrinsically linked. For more about efficiency, embodied energy, and food security, check out this week’s Burning Down the House! This episode has been brought to you by Fairway Market.

“It’s intended to be somewhere in between a text and something that architects and designers who weren’t schooled in [sustainable design] can read, but also something for lay people.”

“We can address both sets of problems, ecological and economic, at the same time. They actually have complementary resolutions.”

David Bergman on Burning Down the House