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Weather Architecture (Hardback)
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Weather Architecture (Hardback)

Hardback 370 Pages / Published: 19/01/2012
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Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill'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 architecture's relations to the weather in isolation, they are integrated into a wider discussion of cultural and social influences on architecture. The analysis of weather'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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415668606
Number of pages: 370
Weight: 1111 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm


"Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization is a welcome contribution to the much-needed further exploration of the historical roots of regionalist tendencies in architecture." - Eric Storm, Institute for History, Leiden University, the Netherlands

"...the author provides a profound analysis that is rooted as much in natural science, philosophy, and literature as it is in teh history of art, architecture, and landscape design." - Jakob Schoof, DETAIL Green, Germany

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