Cities of the Future

Eduardo Souto de Moura, the 2011 Pritzker Prize Laureate, gave a lecture on Thursday, November 17, 2011 as part of the Leaders in Global Energy Series hosted by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He highlighted his most recent design of a home, his innovative use of natural light in a museum (with no artificial light whatsoever), intelligent and cost-efficient use of new materials in a skyscraper, and a new approach to the construction of a soccer stadium within its natural surroundings. During the Q&A session of the lecture, Mr. Souto de Moura said, "Architecture is like an iceberg," implying that we have only tapped into the tip of intelligent, sustainable design of the future.  

"I'm not concerned about the future, but the transition to the future is what I worry about."