The Earth is an Architecture
Pierre Alain Trévelo
Spector Books, 2021
Since the dawn of humankind, our planet has been profoundly affected by the exponential increase in the world’s population. Having gone from being a flat disc to a sphere in the conception of our species, the Earth is now architecture. This does not mean that it has been superseded by architecture but rather that the two are inextricably linked by a common destiny.
This intercontinental epic traces the history of terrestrial infrastructure, from the mythological works of giants to those of human origin. Five chapters explore the fundamental conditions on which the actual infrastructure is based, opening the way to new architectural fictions. The book is published to coincide with the 17th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2020.