Ambient Architecture

An exhibition that seeks to reframe the dialogue of sustainable practice.


Apr 12, 2023—Jun 16, 2023


Knowlton Hall, Banvard Gallery
United States

To think 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.

This 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.

Ultimately, this work seeks to reframe the dialogue of sustainable practice by arguing for a reconsideration of our assumed notions of comfort. 

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