• Design Before Air Conditioning: A New Book Surveys Early Experiments in Climate Control

    8 days ago - By Arch Daily

    A graphic shows some early microclimate-tailored strategies detailed in "Modern Architecture and Climate: Design Before Air Conditioning" by Daniel A. Barber. Image Courtesy of Princeton University Press
    It's easy to think of Modernism as inseparable from air conditioning, simply because we are surrounded by so much of it that is. A valuable reminder that this wasn't always the case is provided in University of Pennsylvania architecture professor Daniel A. Barber 's Modern Architecture and Climate: Design Before Air Conditioning , which outlines the story of the febrile, flexible, and...
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