AUTHOR: Sascha Roesler
CONTEXT: Lecture at the Ecole national supérieure d’architecture de versailles, Paris (France), invited by Prof. Philippe Rahm, 15.3.2017
As natural or technical phenomena, microclimates are thermal zones with site-specific physical characteristics. They are affected by temperatures, moisture, rain, wind, fog, snow, insolation, cloudiness, air quality and more. As man-made artifacts however, microclimates are fabricated “thermal places“ with various cultural, social and political meanings and implications.