[Arium: Weather + Architecture]
[Arium: Weather + Architecture]

Is Weather the last vestige of nature in the City?
Do the forces in Weather systems hold the key to the energy crisis?
Is instability and disorder something that can be designed?
Is Weather the nemesis of Architecture or its best friend?
Is Weather becoming the last form of cultural specificity?
Does it all come down to the “Green”?

The dynamic, turbulent and unpredictable forces that comprise the weather are shared by economic cycles of production and consumption.  We are at the cusp of an intriguing moment wherein the cycles of economics and weather have collided to instigate a new green economy.  The consumptive aspects of 'green' have granted architecture a moment to explore its nemesis - instability and disorder - the key characteristics of weather.

-arium: Weather + Architecture is a research investigation carried out during the 2008 Gehry Chair studio at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design under the direction of Jürgen Mayer H. and Neeraj Bhatia that centers upon how to renegotiate the relationship between architecture and weather.  Composed of three sections - The Weather Report, The Weather Forecast, and The Weather Outlook - that respectively, research, design and theorize on weather and architecture, -arium offers a guide for both architectural designer and critics. The University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design invites you to join celebrating the launch of –arium: Weather + Architecture. Hard copies will be available for purchase during the reception or can be purchased online.

Project Team:

Jürgen Mayer H. & Neeraj Bhatia

Graphic Design:
Eric Bury, Visuals Etcetera

Student Researchers:
Tomek Bartzak, Johanna Bollozos, Dan Briker, Piers Cunnington, Andrea Losier, Renee Leung, Daniel Rabin, Dennis Rijkhoff, Annie Ritz, Lisa Spensieri, Andrea Traverso, Geoffrey Turnbull & Marnie Williams

Articles by:
George Baird (Daniels), Neeraj Bhatia (InfraNet Lab/ The Open Workshop/ Daniels), Rodolphe el-Khoury (KLF/ Daniels), Robert Levit (KLF/ Daniels), Filiz Klassen (Ryerson University), Dirk Hebel (DRKH Architects/ ETHZ), Jürgen Mayer H. (J. MAYER H. Architects), Jörg Stollmann (URBANINFORM), Henry Urbach (SFMOMA), Matthais Hollwich (HWKN, UPenn, Architizer), Marc Kushner (HWKN/ Columbia, Architizer), & Mason White (InfraNet Lab/ Lateral Office/ Daniels)

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