Very innovative approach:

For the last 50 years, buildings have been designed mostly the same way. The process starts with architects designing a building form that relates to its context and accommodates the client’s program, then progresses through increasingly detailed design phases. In thinking about climate-responsive buildings, SERA staff began to question how we could expect different results if we kept doing things the same way. The answer for us was to rethink the traditional design process by not starting with architecture. To move this concept forward, SERA began approaching our work from a genuinely sustainable perspective, striving to create buildings that respond directly to their unique place.

Learn more at

Climate Responsive Design – Window Area/Shading Study from SERA on Vimeo.