Climatic Territories    Critics:  Diana Balmori  &  Joel Sanders    The project proposes a new model for Facebook’s digital data-centers in Prineville, Oregon. Seeking to challenge traditional notions of architectural enclosure, the thickened layer of performative climactic infrastructure that constitutes the contemporary data center plenum is extended into the landscape beyond. The ambition is to consider architecture as an expanded climactic field; enclosure is conceived of as a gradated condition, mediated not by walls, roofs or windows, but rather by processes of condensation, convection and cooling. The transformative potential of this approach is explored in the design of an adjacent ‘mist park.’ Here, the atmospheric products of the data center’s filtration, ventilation and humidification systems produce a space in which the interface between architecture and landscape is presented as a fluid, unstable condition that challenges assumptions of landscape as a benign surface for pleasure.
       
     
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  Climatic Territories    Critics:  Diana Balmori  &  Joel Sanders    The project proposes a new model for Facebook’s digital data-centers in Prineville, Oregon. Seeking to challenge traditional notions of architectural enclosure, the thickened layer of performative climactic infrastructure that constitutes the contemporary data center plenum is extended into the landscape beyond. The ambition is to consider architecture as an expanded climactic field; enclosure is conceived of as a gradated condition, mediated not by walls, roofs or windows, but rather by processes of condensation, convection and cooling. The transformative potential of this approach is explored in the design of an adjacent ‘mist park.’ Here, the atmospheric products of the data center’s filtration, ventilation and humidification systems produce a space in which the interface between architecture and landscape is presented as a fluid, unstable condition that challenges assumptions of landscape as a benign surface for pleasure.
       
     

Climatic Territories

Critics: Diana Balmori & Joel Sanders

The project proposes a new model for Facebook’s digital data-centers in Prineville, Oregon. Seeking to challenge traditional notions of architectural enclosure, the thickened layer of performative climactic infrastructure that constitutes the contemporary data center plenum is extended into the landscape beyond. The ambition is to consider architecture as an expanded climactic field; enclosure is conceived of as a gradated condition, mediated not by walls, roofs or windows, but rather by processes of condensation, convection and cooling. The transformative potential of this approach is explored in the design of an adjacent ‘mist park.’ Here, the atmospheric products of the data center’s filtration, ventilation and humidification systems produce a space in which the interface between architecture and landscape is presented as a fluid, unstable condition that challenges assumptions of landscape as a benign surface for pleasure.

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