Time and space, links and connections.

December 3, 2012

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“the atmosphere has long been associated with the uncertain, disordered, shifting and contingent – that which never quite achieves the stability of form.”

 

In this description, atmosphere is what cannot be said. I think that the form as something visible and concrete may spread on another kind of atmosphere. Interior, as much as the weather or natural spaces, gives a certain sensation. The architecture form is a stable and real object. It’s something that you should go through that is why architecture create atmosphere. The form is what provides the sense and the qualities of the architecture. Form is a part of the atmosphere of architectural spaces.

 

In the Stockholm public library, Asplund create a round space as the center of knowledge. In addition to the theoretical aspect of the circular form, the space is peaceful, quiet, and impressive.

 

“Dufrenne’s emphasis is on the affective quality of aesthetic objects. However, it is not clear why we should restrict the production of singular affective qualities to sculpture, music, architecture or other self-enclosed aesthetic works. Epochs, societies, seasons, couples, places, buildings and much more can be said to be atmospheric, in the sense that they are animated by singular affective qualities (and the resonances, interferences, and tensions between different affective qualities).”

 

In theatre, atmosphere is the relationship between light, sound, bodies, voices, smoke, spectators and actors. The play is a time space creating for a specific time in a specific place. It is a most control atmosphere. The producer chooses all details to create an image. In this control atmosphere you can analyze what make the effect to spectators.

 

In life, Atmosphere is all the coincidences of light, weather, people, places spaces, societies and seasons, but also materiality. Atmosphere is the link between bodies, mind and spaces. Atmosphere is the shared part of the time-space you are evolving into.

// Hava

Readings:

David Gissen, ‘Part One: Atmosphere’, in Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.

Ben Anderson, ‘Affective Atmospheres’, in Emotion, Space and Society 2, 2009, pp. 77-81.

 

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