Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology: new issue

«Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology», 2016, 27/2

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Attunement. A New Book on Atmospheres

Attunement: Architectural Meaning after the Crisis of Modern Science (by  Alberto Pérez-Gómez, MIT Press, Cambridge-MA, 2016)



Architecture remains in crisis, its social relevance lost between the two poles of formal innovation and technical sustainability. In  Attunement, Alberto Pérez-Gómez calls for an architecture that can enhance our human values and capacities, an architecture that is connected – attuned – to its location and its inhabitants. Architecture, Pérez-Gómez explains, operates as a communicative setting for societies; its beauty and its meaning lie in its connection to human health and self-understanding.

Pérez-Gómez views architecture through the lens of mood and atmosphere, linking these ideas to the key German concept of  Stimmung — attunement — and its roots in Pythagorean harmony and Vitruvian temperance or proportion. He considers the primacy of place over space; the linguistic aspect of architecture – the voices of architecture and the voice of the architect; architecture as a multisensory (not pictorial) experience, with Piranesi, Ledoux, and Hejduk as examples of metaphorical modeling; and how  Stimmung might be put to work today to realize the contemporary possibilities of attunement. (via https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/attunement)

Seminar: Atmospheres Architecture Education

Seminar: Atmospheres in Architectural Research and Education.
University of Technology – School of Architecture :: Tampere on 6 May, 2016

Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture organises a topical one-day seminar titled Atmospheres in Architectural Research and Education on Friday, 6 May, 2016. Keynote speakers include a range of influential scholars in the field such as Juhani Pallasmaa and Klaske Havik. Online registration required by 2 May, 2016.

SpeakersPanu Lehtovuor, Klaske Havik, Pekka Passinmäki, Anna-Maija Tuunanen,  Juhani Pallasmaa.

Give a glance at the program