Climate is one of the few aspects of modern architecture's history that until now has not been subject to comparative case study research. In the wake of recent interest in embodiment and identity, scholars have revisited individual projects, including Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer's ADGB Trade Union School (1928–30) and Arieh Sharon's campus for the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1962–72), complementing Jiat-Hwee Chang's wide-ranging conceptual genealogy approach to climatic architecture.1 In the richly illustrated Modern Architecture and Climate, Daniel A. Barber takes on the challenge of putting these approaches into dialogue, examining some canonical projects and texts on climate control...

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