Ambient Architecture seeks to reframe the dialogue of sustainable practice by arguing for a reconsideration of our assumed notions of comfort.
The exhibition presents seven projects by Los Angeles-based architects clovisbaronian that seek qualities that may in turn begin to describe an ambient architecture: layered space, soft monoliths, gradients of conditioning and aesthetics of environmental performance.
Thinking about architecture using the framework of ambient elicits not only questions of climate, temperature, and weather—all fundamental concerns of the discipline—but also speaks to the idea of something more ambiguous—a mood, a tone, or a feeling.
Hours for the Banvard Gallery are 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday.
The Banvard Gallery is located on the first floor of Knowlton Hall.