“perfectly tempered feel to his built spaces is immediately communicated to viewers,residents, visitors and the immediate neighbourhood.”
“atmosphere is an aesthetic category. “
Quality architecture to me is when a building manages to move me.
“I enter a building, see a room, and in the fraction of a second – have this feeling about it.
“emotional sensibilities – a form of perception that works incredibly quickly, and which we humans evidently need to help us survive.”
- That view of seeing is already innate in us, heightened awareness of this would make us more appreciative of how first impressions work when we come across people and buildings
- Besides appreciating, we also tend to reject things in a flash, as author described.
Compared to previous readings, the author has a very romantic perception towards buildings – by describing it as similar to how we form first impressions of people. He seems to associate it with good and bad feelings and he is very expressive in how each particular buildings makes him feel. It does point towards
The task of creating architectural atmosphere also comes down to craft and graft
The Island of The Dead Arnold dockin, 1880, Wendlinghausen
Swiss Sound Box, Expo 2000
Edward Hopper’s Early Sunday Morning
Personifying a building – like how a person appear distinctive from the rest, and buildings can be that way too – one appears outstanding from the other