Building structures around the world.

The Ball State School of Architecture has come together to take great expeditions to explore and discover extreme weather and the structures that can withstand it.

Define Extreme

Building structures to withstand weather

Extreme weather includes unexpectable, unusual, unpredictable severe or unseasonal weather; weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past. Often, extreme events are based on a location's recorded weather history and defined as lying in the most unusual ten percent.

Heat waves are periods of abnormally high temperatures and heat index. Definitions of a heatwave vary because of the variation of temperatures in different geographic locations. Excessive heat is often accompanied by high levels of humidity, but can also be dry.

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Sian Ka’an Surf Shack

30 May 2017

When I first saw the tiny shelter on the beach in Punta Arrena, Mexico, I was disappointed. I’d been exploring the emptiness of this fifty kilometer stretch of ocean, sand and jungle all morning and had barely seen a soul, so this ramshackle structure was an unwelcome reminder of civilization in an untamed place—the Sian […]

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