Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vatnsmyri Urban Planning Competition by Sean Lally, Andrew Corrigan, and Paul Kweton

Another Example with a nexus with the one showed in the last comment. Also this project is featured in the same book as the one before.

"Their design also proposes using geothermal heat in Reykjavik "to affect the local climatic conditions on land, including air temperature and soil temperature for vegetative growth." But their goal is to generate a "climatic 'wash'"—that is, an amorphous zone of heat that lies just slightly outside of direct regulation. This slow leaking of heat into the city could then effect a linked series of hot zones—or variable microclimates, as the architects write—that would punctuate the city with thermal oases."

"The result would be to generate a new architecture not of walls and buildings but of temperature thresholds and bodily sensation."

"Indeed, as David Gissen suggests in his excellent book Subnature, this project could very well imply "a new form of urban planning," one in which sculpted zones of thermal energy take precedence over architecturally designated public spaces. "

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