Atmosphere Anatomies: On Design, Weather, and Sensation

Book cover of Atmosphere Anatomies on Design, Weather, and Sensation showing three people walking through a lush green forest path.
Photograph courtesy of Iwan Baan.

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.

Awarded the Book Prize for Architectural innovation and Sustainability, 2022

Iwan Baan, Coauthor
Lars Müller Publishers

Previous Editions: Lars Müller Publishers, 2016.