L’utopie des « climats artificiels » Discours et représentations dans les revues d’architecture françaises (1930-1950)

Ignacio Requena-Ruiz

Keywords: climats artificiels, revues d’architecture, architecture moderne

The rapid development of thermal conditioning techniques in the first half of the 20th century gave a new dimension to the hygienic concerns. The thermal stimulatory function of indoor atmospheres was associated to the construction of the Homme Nouveau’s society. Through the study of French architectural magazines, this paper analyses the emergence of the utopian notion of Artificial Climate as an agent of change in the relationship between bodies and architecture.