For our course ARCH372, building technologies in architecture, we were given a set of climate types and building forms. We were asked to propose a piece of design that makes the best of this building type and weather in terms of sustainable design.
First we were to find a city with a corresponding weather condition and use the context for the building typology. My assigned climate was cold in winter, mild in summer and dry throughout the year. This was a very particular condition and it has been really hard for me to come up with an actual place that has these climatic extremities. But I managed to find a very special place located in the Swiss Alps and somehow it still managed to stay dry… The design response, my approach and research can be found in the poster I made for this midterm assignment.