434M Fall 2018

Koppen Map

The materiality of architecture highly related to the environment where it is located.Due to globalization, the materials we choose and the technique we apply are no longer limited to a small range. What is the relatively current relationship between building materials and the climate? What are the major materials we are using today and its application distribution in a global scale? Many of these similar questions is important for us to understand where we are in these complex conditions. More crucial, both the climate and architecture are changing and evolving. How should architecture respond to the climate changing into a new normal? This exhibition aims to provide an incomplete and brief view of the materiality world in architecture and construction. The projects are selected from around 300 case studies the students produced this semester.