Atmosphere Anatomies: On Design, Weather, and Sensation

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July
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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As part of the Distinguished International Visiting Scholar Program, the School of Architecture is pleased to host an open lecture by Silvia Benedito.

How will the human body, collective and individual, cope with the estimated increases in global air temperatures and in the earth’s corresponding thermal stress? Atmosphere Anatomies: On Design, Weather, and Sensation offers an in-depth examination of design strategies that situate the body and its bioclimatic milieu at the core of their spatial formation.

Drawing upon ten paradigmatic projects in urban design and landscape architecture – from Rousham Gardens, Oxfordshire, to the city of Chandigarh in India – Atmosphere Anatomies investigates the designers’ bioclimatic aims and their spatial outcomes. Woven throughout the book, the evocative photographic essays of Iwan Baan showcase the selected projects as inhabited spaces for everyday life.

Through the Distinguished International Visiting Scholar Program, the School of Architecture is pleased to host a series of open lectures over the summer. These lectures will be accompanied by workshops offered to specific architecture student cohorts. Presentations were made possible through funding generously provided by GCI Ventures in support of international research and education initiatives.