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Cloudscaping

Widoff, Aksel LU (2016) AAHM01 20151
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
In an ever changing world, nothing is changing more constantly and rapidly as the
weather. It’s an integral part of human existence, with enormous implications for
our possibility to survive. However, nothing has been as out of reach for humans to
alter as the weather, but in the last century this has changed. Unintentionally we have
set in motion a large change in our climate that we are now beginning to see the effects
of.
This thesis aim at examining the possibility of influencing the weather by altering
the clouds and the precipitation through architecture. By altering the clouds it will
influence the natural space created by the sky. Through researching the processes
needed to create clouds, a scalable platform has been... (More)
In an ever changing world, nothing is changing more constantly and rapidly as the
weather. It’s an integral part of human existence, with enormous implications for
our possibility to survive. However, nothing has been as out of reach for humans to
alter as the weather, but in the last century this has changed. Unintentionally we have
set in motion a large change in our climate that we are now beginning to see the effects
of.
This thesis aim at examining the possibility of influencing the weather by altering
the clouds and the precipitation through architecture. By altering the clouds it will
influence the natural space created by the sky. Through researching the processes
needed to create clouds, a scalable platform has been designed. These platforms are
able to spray water from the sea up into the clouds, but also to connect to each other
for a larger structure. The interconnecting platforms create large architecturally
interesting forms, but its output is going to have larger effect. Large pillars of water
that form clouds will form the space around it for miles. By creating clouds and rain
where there are none or too little, it can revert some of the effects of the climate
change on a regional scale. This can be done by resupplying areas that has seen decreases
amounts of rainfall, but also by resupplying groundwater basins drained by
human overconsumption.
Even besides the different uses it will also shape the space and sky around it. It will
create cloudscapes. (Less)
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author
Widoff, Aksel LU
supervisor
organization
course
AAHM01 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
clouds, rain, architecture, almeria, drought, greenhouse, irrigation, sky, platform
language
English
id
8881856
date added to LUP
2016-10-26 15:51:25
date last changed
2016-10-26 15:51:25
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  abstract     = {In an ever changing world, nothing is changing more constantly and rapidly as the
weather. It’s an integral part of human existence, with enormous implications for
our possibility to survive. However, nothing has been as out of reach for humans to
alter as the weather, but in the last century this has changed. Unintentionally we have
set in motion a large change in our climate that we are now beginning to see the effects
of.
This thesis aim at examining the possibility of influencing the weather by altering
the clouds and the precipitation through architecture. By altering the clouds it will
influence the natural space created by the sky. Through researching the processes
needed to create clouds, a scalable platform has been designed. These platforms are
able to spray water from the sea up into the clouds, but also to connect to each other
for a larger structure. The interconnecting platforms create large architecturally
interesting forms, but its output is going to have larger effect. Large pillars of water
that form clouds will form the space around it for miles. By creating clouds and rain
where there are none or too little, it can revert some of the effects of the climate
change on a regional scale. This can be done by resupplying areas that has seen decreases
amounts of rainfall, but also by resupplying groundwater basins drained by
human overconsumption.
Even besides the different uses it will also shape the space and sky around it. It will
create cloudscapes.},
  author       = {Widoff, Aksel},
  keyword      = {clouds,rain,architecture,almeria,drought,greenhouse,irrigation,sky,platform},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Cloudscaping},
  year         = {2016},
}