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OASE 91. building atmosphere. material, detail and atmosphere in architectural practice | Gernot Böhme, Peter Zumthor, Juhani Pallasmaa | 9789462081079

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OASE 91. building atmosphere

material, detail and atmosphere in architectural practice

Author:Gernot Böhme, Peter Zumthor, Juhani Pallasmaa

Publisher:nai010 uitgevers

ISBN: 978-94-6208-107-9

  • Paperback
  • Dutch, English
  • 128 Pages
  • Dec 16, 2013

This issue of OASE is all about Atmosphere as the core theme of architecture and is guest edited by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa. They have identified atmosphere as the core theme of architecture, each in his own way.

Atmosphere is an essential concept for Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.  In his text Atmospheres (1996), Zumthor identified a series of themes that play a role in his work in achieving architectonic atmosphere. OASE exchanges ideas with Zumthor about the current relevance of this text, and about the practice of bringing together these elements in the design and construction process. Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa relates atmosphere in architecture to examples and theories from other disciplines like psychology and the visual arts. Zumthor and Pallasmaa also introduce the work of contemporary architects who in their view succeed in truly creating atmosphere through construction.

This issue of OASE is all about Atmosphere as the core theme of architecture and is guest edited by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa. They have identified atmosphere as the core theme of architecture, each in his own way.

Atmosphere is an essential concept for Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.  In his text Atmospheres (1996), Zumthor identified a series of themes that play a role in his work in achieving architectonic atmosphere. OASE exchanges ideas with Zumthor about the current relevance of this text, and about the practice of bringing together these elements in the design and construction process. Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa relates atmosphere in architecture to examples and theories from other disciplines like psychology and the visual arts. Zumthor and Pallasmaa also introduce the work of contemporary architects who in their view succeed in truly creating atmosphere through construction.


Peter Zumthor
is winner of the 2009 Pritzker Prize and 2013 RIBA Royal Gold Medal. Zumthor has taught at Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles (1988), and the Harvard Graduate School of Design (1999) among others.
Juhani Pallasmaa is Ruth & Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Misouri as well as the current Plym Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois. Pallasmaa's book The Eyes of the Skin – Architecture and the Senses has become a classic of architectural theory and is required reading on courses in many schools of architecture around the world.

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