Atmospheres

Architectural Environments - Surroundings Objects
 
 
Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 17. März 2006
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 76 Seiten
978-3-7643-7495-2 (ISBN)
 
What "really constitutes an architectural atmosphere"? Peter Zumthor says, is "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty ... under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way." Zumthor's passion is the creation of buildings that produce this kind of effect, but how can one actually set out to achieve it? In nine short, illustrated chapters framed as a process of self-observation, Peter Zumthor describes what he has on his mind as he sets about creating the atmosphere of his houses. Images of spaces and buildings that affect him are every bit as important as particular pieces of music or books that inspire him. From the composition and "presence"¿ of the materials to the handling of proportions and the effect of light, this poetics of architecture enables the reader to recapitulate what really matters in the process of house design.
5th Printing.
  • Englisch
  • Basel/Berlin/Boston
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  • Schweiz
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Professional/practitioner
  • Gewebe-Einband
  • 14 s/w Abbildungen, 19 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 14 b/w and 19 col. ill.
  • Höhe: 238 mm
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  • Breite: 172 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 362 gr
978-3-7643-7495-2 (9783764374952)

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