Climate and Milieu
in Architecture

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5 Projects 

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Gone with the Fog _ Medius Architects
Miami Beach Convention Center _ OMA
Flinders Street Station _ Herzog & de Meuron + Hassell
Ring of Celestial Bliss _ J. J. Pan & Partners
Podcetrtek Traffic Circle _ Enota
Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium _ BIG
Schaustelle, a Temporary Exhibition Pavilion _ J. Mayer H. Architects

Climate and Milieu
in Architecture
Climate and Milieu in Architecture: Exploring the Middle Field _ Silvio Carta

Knowledge and Milieu: Physicality vs Virtuality
From the Royal Library of Alexandria to Wikipedia: Physicality vs Virtuality _ Aldo Vanini
Fernando Botero Library Park _ G Ateliers Architecture
Birmingham Library _ Mecanoo Architecten
Book Mountain and Library Quarter _ MVRDV
Francis Gregory Library _ Adjaye Associates
Seinäjoki City Library _ JKMM Architects
Ceuta Public Library _ Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos
Rush Library _ McCullough Mulvin Architects

Nature and the Manmade World
Nature and the Manmade World _ Silvio Carta
Jean Lurçat High School _ Mikou Design Studio
Binh Duong School _ Vo Trong Nghia + Shunri Nishizawa + Daisuke Sanuki
Caneças High School _ ARX
Braamcamp Freire Secondary School _ CVDB Arquitectos
Vågen High School and Sandnes Culture Academy _ Link Arkitektur AS

Climate and Milieu in Architecture


Climate and Milieu in Architecture: Exploring the Middle Field
The way the humankind has considered nature and the natural environment has significantly characterized both the mankind (in its way of thinking of what “nature” may be) and the world (in the way the men modified the environment along history). The relationship human-nature has taken different configurations along the centuries, with the man paying a fear-founded respect to nature on the one extreme, and the nature being utterly “understood” and modified, until being bended to humans needs and reason. The first case places the man in a contemplating position in front of the world and everything in it, with the consciousness of the impossibility of modification by human hand. The second position is characterised by a man firmly cognizant of his power in bending the nature’s rules in
his favour. These two approaches refer to two worlds that are utterly different, according to the principle used to observe them. Many have described nature as the realm of generosity, excess and repetition over time, in opposition to the rationalising thinking of the Modern man who–on the contrary–is grounded in the categories of the "necessary", the "functional" and the "effective".
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written by Silvio Carta
Knowledge and Milieu: Physicality vs Virtuality


From the Royal Library of Alexandria to Wikipedia: Physicality vs Virtuality
Can physical spaces still compete with the virtual network in creating human milieus, keeping alive in a material way the social relations among human beings?
Actually the popular idea of "naturality" is naïve and ambiguous. Once humanity’s dependence on natural conditions was largely overcome by means of technology, the concept of the environment as climate has shifted towards a more complex idea that modern thought tends to define in terms of the milieu, conceived as a set of relationships among the environment itself, human activity and the stratifications of values and memories produced by history. Only a strong physical and cultural milieu can guarantee a well-ordered society and a balanced sense of identity and belonging.
Public buildings such as libraries, crucial in preserving and promoting knowledge and social relations, can participate in many different ways in the material consolidation of a milieu: helping users connect to a larger, "natural" environment; integrating into a contemporary or historical urban context; or favoring the creation of an entirely new urban situation. written by Aldo Vanini