061129.Claverton Down, Campus Weather Conditions

November 29, 2006 at 8:49 PM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Architecture, Bath, Claverton Down, Overcast, people, somerset, University of Bath | 8 Comments

Keepin’ it daily, so far.

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You see, it rains a bit around here. I don’t bother posting much about the university because it looks terrible but in fact, the entire campus core is designed with cantilevers to protect students from the weather on “Level 2” (our base floor…there’s a road with traffic, which is on Level 1). This is in front of the library, which as you can see is not only cantilevered on Level 2, but also Level 3 continues the public footpath access but is totally encased for really terrible windy weather.

There’s a pretty good architecture and civil engineering department at this Uni and a lot of these artsy/technical people come up with great ideas on improving British impermeability standards. I saw an interesting improved raincoat student project that simplified the poncho concept and protected pretty much the full person. I can’t say it was too stylish, and the lack of maneuverability for one’s feet could affect the wearer’s mobility but I post whatever I happened to see in a day, a today’s full day of lectures made this it.

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