CONTEXT: Presentation in the frame of “Architecture & Politics – Climate”, with Philippe Rahm, Sascha Roesler and Dietrich Schwarz. Moderated by Annika Seifert. Hochschule Luzern - Technik & Architektur Technikumstrasse 21, Dr. Josef Mäder-Saal 6048 Horw
KEYWORDS: City Climate, Climate Control, Gaston Bachelard, Cairo
Today, in order to strike a new thermal-climatic path in architecture, “design strategies must reassert the links between the indoor and outdoor as part of a broader engagement with the urban climate” (Gerald Mills). In other words, our today’s one-sided obsession with controlling the inside of buildings has to be overcome and the thermal dialectics between inside and outside of cities to be examined and taught instead. The practice of climate control has to be conceived as part of larger “energy landscapes” (Michael Hough) and thus as the result of the dynamics between the urban fabric and the anthropogenic climate. Not only climate shapes architecture, architecture shapes also climate.