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Buildings are designed to protect us against forces of nature, providing us with a shelter from wind, rain, and heat. But do natural phenomena – the forces we protect ourselves from – also offer opportunities for new, interactive forms of architecture?

In September 2015 designer Jólan van der Wiel and Benthem Crouwel Architects started Forces for Architecture – a research lab that explores how nature’s forces can serve, feed into, and inspire the built environment. Various experiments have been conducted in the lab, leading to the development of conceptual models, materials and ‘building skins’ that may respond reciprocally to the elements. On 2 June 2016, recent prototypes of the lab were presented at Benthem Crouwel Architects and a new website of the project was launched.

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Forces for Architecture website

Buildings are designed to protect us against forces of nature, providing us with a shelter from wind, rain, and heat. But do natural phenomena – the forces we protect ourselves from – also offer opportunities for new, interactive forms of architecture?

In September 2015 designer Jólan van der Wiel and Benthem Crouwel Architects started Forces for Architecture – a research lab that explores how nature’s forces can serve, feed into, and inspire the built environment. Various experiments have been conducted in the lab, leading to the development of conceptual models, materials and ‘building skins’ that may respond reciprocally to the elements. On 2 June 2016, recent prototypes of the lab were presented at Benthem Crouwel Architects and a new website of the project was launched.

View Exhibition

Forces for Architecture website