Strange Weather I
Architecture has traditionally had a direct relationship with weather: that of keeping it out or accommodating fair weather. But can the weather offer any new and generative directions for architecture?
To measure the subtle microclimates present in all spaces, a device carrying a series of thermometers takes instant temperature readings at vertical one-foot intervals. The data is transformed into thermographs--contour drawings of the temperature variations.
A second thermographic device was made to directly translate the temperature readings into visual form. The thermometers, placed in a one-foot grid three wide and six high, are connected to a ruled system of gauges. The discrepancies between the readings produce a physical displacement of the brass pistons. The form that results is a thermally derived landscape: a thermoscape translation from fluctuating micro-climates.