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Questions Of Perception: Phenomenology Of Architecture

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A+U 1994 special edition covering the work of Holl, Pallasmaa, and, Perez-Gomez, titled Questions of Perception. Their three individual essays presented in the book, are thematically linked; each one tries to explain the role man's perception plays in architecture and also explores phenomenal accounts. In their original introduction, the authors write: "The endless cultura ...more
Paperback, reprint, 155 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by a+u Publishing Co., Ltd./William Stout Publishers (first published July 1994)
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Wei Cho
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the best architecture books I've read!

It wasn't about the buildings, it was about the tangibility of the senses that the spaces elicit in you. It was about how to experience that space with your senses. It is a very thought-provoking book. Steven Holl and Juhani Pallasma have definitely become one of my favourite architects writers. Their philosophy of architecture is enticing and very thoughtful. I got several quotes and ideas from the book that helped me developed my design concept base
Michael Fiegenschuh
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I originally read this book shortly after college and found it even more compelling after many years of practicing architecture. It is all too easy to become mired in the day-to-day challenges that architects face and lose track of the subtleties of our craft. Should be required reading for all architects - young and old. Highly recommended for non-architects too as a good primer on how we experience the spaces we inhabit.
Jason bailey
Oct 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing
A rare book that explores to boundaries of architecture beyond the visual. Pallasmaa, along with Steven Holl are attempting to unpack the nature of the tactile medium of architecture.
Josh Mings
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My thesis dealt heavily in perception, and this was one of the books that helped shape how I see things. A must read for anyone interested in phenomenology.
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Steven Holl (born December 9, 1947) is an American architect and watercolorist, perhaps best known for the 2003 Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the celebrated 2007 Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri,[1] and the praised 2009 Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China.

Holl graduated from the University of Washington and pursued
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“Anyone who has become entranced by the sound of water drops in the darkness of a ruin can attest to the extraordinary capacity of the ear to carve a volume into the void of darkness. The space traced by the ear becomes a cavity sculpted in the interior of the mind.” 8 likes
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