Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary

Description via Amazon. This book is a collection of essays at the intersection of architecture and climate change. Neither a collective lament nor an inventory of architectural responses, the essays consider cultural values ascribed to climate and ask how climate reflects our conception of what architecture is and does.

Which materials and conceptual infrastructures render climate legible, knowable, and actionable, and what are their spatial implications? How do these interrelated questions offer new vantage points on the architectural ramifications of climate change at the interface of resiliency, sustainability, and eco-technology?

Climates also contains a dossier of precedents for thinking about architecture and climate change drawn from a number of leading practitioners. New approaches to understanding climate in architecture make this book invaluable. This publication is a project by The Avery Review, a journal produced by the Office of Publications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

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    Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary
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    The Avery Review (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City)
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    Lars Müller
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Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary

Cite: "Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary" 26 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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