WEATHERS is a Chicago based office founded by Sean Lally that builds teams of architects, landscape architects, engineers and researchers to explore new opportunities for how we design and build the environments we live in.
The greatest challenge facing architecture and our broader society today is the need for advancements in harnessing energy. Rather than continue to focus on maximizing efficiency for its conservation and consumption we must provide an architecture with lifestyles for the future that give us new worlds to strive for and realize. In our projects we test the social, organizational, economic and aesthetic implications of these new architectures.
Without this fundamental rethinking between architecture and energy, both will remain to be seen as distinct; architecture as a building of walls and energy as a fuel for filling it. Instead, architecture is at a unique and adventurous stage for questioning and reinforming our definitions of architecture and the environments and lifestyles they foster.
Photo credit: EOS Series / Untitled One, Sean Lally, 2014 ©
04.02.15 - 04.03.15. Sean Lally will present at the PennDesign Non Discrete Architectures symposium
02.26.15. Sean Lally lectures at The University of Toronto - John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. "Ride the Lightning"
11.22.14. CHICAGOISMS: A CITY TO SPECULATE?
The speakers Sarah Dunn (UrbanLab), Sean Lally (Weathers), Andrew Moddrell (Port A+U), Stanley Tigerman (Tigerman McCurry Architects), and Frances Whitehead (ARTetal Studio) will discuss their speculative projects with Alexander Eisenschmidt and Jonathan Mekinda (co-editors of the book Chicagoisms). Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park Room, 5th floor.
11.15.14. Metropolis Magazine Interview,
"Three Forms of Invisible Architecture"
11.13.14 Sean Lally lectures at The University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Fall lecture series
11.01.14 Sean Lally's photographs of 'Project EOS' are on view at this years Istanbul Design Biennale, curated by Zoe Ryan.
10.15.2014 Sean Lally will be presenting at the
14th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium
10.07.14 Very excited to have been interviewed by Joey Eschrich for Project Hieroglyph at ASU. See it here INTERVIEW