Atmosphere Anatomies: On Design, Weather, and Sensation

Atmosphere Anatomies cover
Landscape Meteorology series, 2014. Courtesy OFICINAA/Silvia Benedito.

Atmosphere Anatomies examines the relationships between landscape architecture, urbanism, and atmosphere as design media for sensory and physiological well-being. Focusing on evolving philosophical, aesthetic, and meteorological concepts, this book probes the techniques and contexts of projects in which atmosphere and its various elements—wind, humidity, temperature, sound, and light—are formative to design. Landscape architecture and urbanism cannot be separated from meteorological subjects and atmospheric processes; the consideration of these processes offers an opportunity to holistically re-imagine and re-design the environments one inhabits. This book recognizes the intrinsic scope of landscape architecture and urbanism as outdoor environmental disciplines for individual and collective experiences. It foregrounds sensation, the body, and the haptic qualities of the selected civic spaces as backdrops for everyday life—those spaces both inhabited and sensed.

Iwan Baan, Coauthor
Lars Müller Publishers