Our homes today are afforded luxuries our ancestors living in primitive huts could scarcely imagine. Works of architecture are limited more by economics than they are by physics; less by climate than by image. What we can imagine, we can build. But what then shapes our homes if prior influences of climate — temperature and precipitation — are less relevant than ever in the face of new building technologies and materials? How do we allocate the assets of design in service of our need for shelter?