WEATHERS is a Chicago based office exploring new opportunities for designing and building the environments we live in.
Architecture is at an adventurous stage. The discipline is in a unique position to bridge together two quickly converging trajectories: a global interest in the science and technologies associated with energy (electromagnetic, thermodynamic, acoustic, and chemical), as well as engineering's ability to artificially increase the human body's sensory perceptions that detect those energy boundaries. WEATHERS looks to how energy can be seen as a building material to construct our spaces much like we currently do with steel, concrete, and glass. This offers architecture new shapes and aesthetic values as well as spatial strategies and boundaries for the environments we build.
Without this rethinking between architecture and energy, both will remain to be seen as distinct--architecture as a building of walls and energy as only a fuel for filling it. Architecture can instead stimulate the imaginations of the public through design so as to demand the breakthroughs and support needed from governments and private industry to address societies growing needs of energy resources and technologies.
WEATHERS is involved in design projects and research throughout North America and Europe, working with city governments, private clients, and research institutes. In our projects we explore the social, economic and aesthetic implications of these new architectures.
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