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.

Winner of the Sustainability and Innovation Book Award 2022

“an ambitious collection of essays that proposes a new framework for understanding landscape design.
Landscape Architecture Magazine

It is rare - and always thrilling - to discover a book that makes us think differently about architecture, by helping us to understand hitherto inscrutable aspects of it.”
Alice Rawsthorn


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

16,5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
360 pages, 335 illustrations
2021, 978-3-03778-612-3, English
35,00 €