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Atmosphere Anatomies. On Design, Weather and Sensation | Silvia Benedito | 9783037786123 | Lars Müller

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Atmosphere Anatomies

On Design, Weather, and Sensation

Author:Silvia Benedito

Publisher:Lars Müller

ISBN: 978-3-03778-612-3

  • Paperback
  • English
  • 360 Pages
  • Nov 10, 2020

How will the human body, collective and individual, cope with the estimated increases in global air temperatures and in the earth’s corresponding thermal stress? In the book 'Atmosphere Anatomies. On Design, Weather, and Sensation' Silvia Benedito offers an in-depth examination of design strategies that situate the body and its bioclimatic milieu at the core of their spatial formation.

Drawing upon ten paradigmatic projects in urban design and landscape architecture – from Rousham Gardens, Oxfordshire, to the city of Chandigarh in India – the book investigates the designers’ bioclimatic aims and their spatial outcomes. Woven throughout the book, the evocative photographic essays of Iwan Baan showcase the selected projects as inhabited spaces for everyday life.

Foreword by Christophe Girot, afterword by James Corner


Silvia Benedito is a registered architect, urban designer and associate professor of landscape architecture at the Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University. She focuses her design and research efforts on the quality of the constructed environment in its capacity to foster communal well-being and ecological resilience. In her work, Benedito advocates for a vigorous disciplinary intersection of architecture and landscape architecture at the different scales of the territory: from the residential compound to the neighborhood, from the city to the countryside. She is the co-principal of OFICINAA, an international award-winning architecture, landscape and urban design practice based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Ingolstadt, Germany.

How will the human body, collective and individual, cope with the estimated increases in global air temperatures and in the earth’s corresponding thermal stress? In the book 'Atmosphere Anatomies. On Design, Weather, and Sensation' Silvia Benedito offers an in-depth examination of design strategies that situate the body and its bioclimatic milieu at the core of their spatial formation.

Drawing upon ten paradigmatic projects in urban design and landscape architecture – from Rousham Gardens, Oxfordshire, to the city of Chandigarh in India – the book investigates the designers’ bioclimatic aims and their spatial outcomes. Woven throughout the book, the evocative photographic essays of Iwan Baan showcase the selected projects as inhabited spaces for everyday life.

Foreword by Christophe Girot, afterword by James Corner


Silvia Benedito is a registered architect, urban designer and associate professor of landscape architecture at the Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University. She focuses her design and research efforts on the quality of the constructed environment in its capacity to foster communal well-being and ecological resilience. In her work, Benedito advocates for a vigorous disciplinary intersection of architecture and landscape architecture at the different scales of the territory: from the residential compound to the neighborhood, from the city to the countryside. She is the co-principal of OFICINAA, an international award-winning architecture, landscape and urban design practice based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Ingolstadt, Germany.


 

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