History and Theory of Architecture and Climate

ARCH 718

Daniel Barber

Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm

This course discusses the history of thinking about climate in architecture. We confront the geographic and epistemic challenges of climate change and other environmental threats, and reconsider the forces seen to condition the development of the field. We elaborate narrative for the field that focuses on architecture as a device for climatic adaptability. As many of the arguments and innovations in the climate discourse were made through visual means, the images produced by architects will also be a central arena of exploration, in the context of other environmental-mediatic practices. This is a small lecture course, required for students in the Master of Environmental Building Design, undergrads and grads are welcome. 


This course fulfills the humanities requirement for the minor.

Spring 2021