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Atmospheres: Perception, Design and Fabrication

Atmospheres have a considerable effect on the body and mind and the ways in which we inhabit spaces.

In recent years, many architects, architecture theorists and philosophers have investigated atmospheres as being core to the practice of architecture. In discussing key texts on atmospheres, investigating the work of architects, from Luis Barragan to Peter Zumthor and Philippe Rahm, and experimenting with atmosphic representations, students will gain insight on how to design and fabricate atmospheres that are contributing to the sensous correspondence with our environment and place-making.

Image caption: Decoding ambiances. Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, 2016

PSU code: 
ARCH 497
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Research Unit Connections: 
Stuckeman Center for Design Computing