The modern city creates its own turbulences. Rotterdam was rebuilt after WWII on a modernist architectural plan. In a walk through the city for session 3 of my program Taming the Horror Vacui at Rib, urban planner Emiel Arends pointed out additions to buildings and the built environment made to dampen the intense urban wind canyons created by buildings focusing the wind.
Aberrations like cantilevers added to buildings, ventilation exhausts, and clumps of trees speak are evidence of the negotiation of wind and the built environment.
Contributed by: Haseeb Ahmed