Silvia Benedito

Atmosphere Anatomies

On Design, Weather and Sensation

How will the human body, collective and individual, cope with the estimated increases in global air temperatures and in the earth’s corresponding thermal stress? Atmosphere Anatomies: On Design, Weather, and Sensation offers an in-depth examination of design strategies that situate the body and its bioclimatic milieu at the core of their spatial formation.

Drawing upon ten paradigmatic projects in urban design and landscape architecture – from Rousham Gardens, Oxfordshire, to the city of Chandigarh in India – the book investigates the designers’ bioclimatic aims and their spatial outcomes. Woven throughout the book, the evocative photographic essays of Iwan Baan showcase the selected projects as inhabited spaces for everyday life.

Available from July 2020

Author(s): Silvia Benedito
Foreword by Christophe Girot
With photographs by Iwan Baan
Design: Integral Lars Müller

16,5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
ca 368 pages, ca 400 illustrations
paperback
2020, 978-3-03778-612-3, English
35,00 €