The Winds, They Are A-Changing: Architecture + Weather
November 1, 2012
Skygrove, image via HWKN
Architizer is hosting the world’s definitive architectural awards program, with 50+ categories and 200+ jurors. As part of an ongoing series, we’re spotlighting projects that fit the “Plus” categories, which tap into topical and culturally relevant themes. Today, in an effort to show you examples of good candidates for the Plus awards, we present ten “Architecture + Weather” projects. To see a full list of categories and learn more about the awards, visit architizerawards.com.
It has been a trying few days here in New York City, to say the least! A good portion of the East Coast is still suffering the effects of the frankenstorm known as Sandy, with millions of people without power and stranded in their homes. Even Architizer has been forced to temporarily relocate to Brooklyn because our Midtown office is still inaccessible.
With all the talk about super storms and changing weather patterns that have been dominating headlines the last few days, we can’t help but think about the future of Architecture + Weather. We’ve already spent the past week speculating on the topic, with posts about buildings that have survived natural disasters and futuristic designs that have the potential to save us from these impending storms. Now, it’s time for us to dig a little deeper into how exactly the weather shapes architecture. We’ve selected projects that were designed as specific responses to natural crises brought on by a variety of atmospheric events. The Architecture + Weather Award will recognize the best projects in this category.
Click through for 10 projects developed in response to changing weather patterns. Have a related project you’d like to be featured? Send it to email@example.com, in addition to submitting it to the A+ Awards program!