Dehydrated architecture

Water is as “natural” a part of our climatic milieu as sunlight or oxygen, and yet within the fields of architecture and urbanism it is often viewed with either fear or fascination. Across the past century, an interesting dichotomy has been consolidated, introducing a clear spatial order. While water’s value as an economic asset and major transformer of environmental conditions has led political, social, and cultural agents to mobilize it in anthropic management projects, constructing extensive hydrophilic landscapes that extract the maximum flow possible from ecosystems, simultaneously, building technology seems to have directed its efforts toward achieving a fully hydrophobic architecture—the creation of dry spaces.

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