The making of architecture is intrinsically tied to human experience and site. Weather events are also linked to site locality while simultaneously providing immense human experiences. While architecture has the ability to wait for all sorts of weather events to occur, traditionally architects seek to resist processes of weathering.
This thesis seeks to manipulate weather conditions with built form to ecologically and culturally remediate the landscape of the former Scranton Iron Furnaces. These conditions are created within a proposed train station due to the station’s need for semi-enclosed spaces that must allow weather in. This scenario examines how natural weathering processes can develop an architecture that both reacts to the latent history of a post-industrial site and the future needs of the city.
Location: Scranton, PA, US