Weather Architecture

Weather Architecture

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Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hilla€™s investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim is to understand a history of architecture as a history of weather and thus to consider the weather as an architectural author that affects design, construction and use in a creative dialogue with other authors such as the architect and user. Environmental discussions in architecture tend to focus on the practical or the poetic but here they are considered together. Rather than investigate architecturea€™s relations to the weather in isolation, they are integrated into a wider discussion of cultural and social influences on architecture. The analysis of weathera€™s effects on the design and experience of specific buildings and gardens is interwoven with a historical survey of changing attitudes to the weather in the arts, sciences and society, leading to a critical re-evaluation of contemporary responses to climate change.As VilAcm Flusser remarks: a#39;The word is derived from the Latin signum, meaning a€œ signa€, and shares the same ancient root. ... Replacing workshop instruction with a studio education in drawing and geometry, the academy emphasisedanbsp;...

Title:Weather Architecture
Author:Jonathan Hill
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-06-17


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