Weather in Climate: Schools
Research & Book Publication
2014 / 80 pages

MODU’s book, “Weather in Climate: Schools,” explores the differences inherent in the term “weather in climate”— arguing, essentially, that weather and climate are not the same. The obvious difference between weather and climate is predicated on time schedules. If the weather is a near future, the climate is a distant one, albeit one that seems increasingly less distant. Their temporal, dimensional, and political differences are manifested architecturally in a series of studies for near (weather) and distant (climate) futures.

Award: Winner, 2016-17 Founders Rome Prize

Humid Continental 


Architecture’s relationship to weather is at the core of this book by MODU, which asks: what future learning spaces can foster adaptive relationships to the environment, specifically to the weather? The studies are not conceived of as architectural designs; instead, they are organizational models of schools that change according to the weather and the climate.

Courtyards, Corridors, Weather Rooms
School Climate Case Studies

This book focuses on schools and their threshold spaces of courtyards, corridors and “weather rooms.” Three school studies experiment with the organizations, rather than forms, that these weather thresholds can take in adapting to different global climates.

Project Team:
Phu Hoang, Rachely Rotem, Kamilla Csegzi

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