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However, I should add that his insights regarding bodily memory and the significance of peripheral sight are very interesting, and his bibliographical references have definitely been useful in taking me to the library.

Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

You are reading this with your eyes. His previous positions include: Here the idea of ‘transformation’ or replacement of sounds with others appears to be alien to the author – he does not recognize the sound of the contemporary city as being ‘authentic’ enough, or satisfactory in anyway, and thus falls back onto past examples of echoes and Helen Keller like figures.

I found the book pretty disjointed. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Dec 20, Brian Sullivan rated it it was amazing. Architecture of the Senses Juhani Pallasmaa No preview available – But, as if I actually Everyone loves this book. It asks the far-reaching questionwhy, when there are five senses, has one single sense — sight— become ejes predominant in architectural culture and design?


There seems to be a misunderstanding of computer imaging as a purely evil Cartesian flattening of our souls, but digital representation can also be considered in non-visual terms or serves as a transformation of bodily boundary. Anyway, great book, highly recommended for quotes and references with that essay you’ve been putting off for weeks. Apr 07, Anna Fhe.

About Juhani Pallasmaa Juuani Pallasmaa is one of Finland s most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers. In his second part he goes on to describe architecture as a multisensory, rather than a simply ocular experience, and talks of the subjective ways and other senses beyond the 5 known ones it is Beautifully written book!

This doesn’t make it valueless, as many positivists would have it, though. In his second juhanni he goes on to describe architecture as a multisensory, rather than a simply ocular experience, and talks of the subjective ways and other senses beyond the 5 known ones it is perceived.

The second examines the role of the other senses in authentic architectural experiences, and points the way towards a multi-sensory architecture which facilitates a sense of belonging and integration. If you’d like to enjoy unlimited access to our online archive, subscribe here.

May 28, Sara rated it liked it. Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. This book explores a lot of stuff we take for granted.

May 30, Pascal rated it it was amazing. With few exceptions, natural beauty is obliterated as an obstacle. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


Mar 02, mahatmanto rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Again and again Pallasmaa returns to the form and function of space as assisting palasmaa providing metaphors and guiding principles for how human beings live their lives. Architecture presents the drama of construction silenced into matter, space and light. He has also held visiting professorships fyes several universities worldwide. Or more usually, ignore.

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For so long the art of story was the unifier of community. Our other senses are not so kaleidoscopic.

Pallasmaa is a remarkable writer and each sentence is evocative and can be the springboard for further analysis and thought. Look at this word by Tadao Juhaji in the book: The book is full of such insights reminders? How is it that throughout history, similar slin have often cropped up in different locations and, at times, seemingly simultaneously?

In a society of mass produced space the entire cocktail of senses are reinforced and predictable. Touch, smell, and taste are slow and sensuous.