Guest–edited by Julieanna Preston
What does one mean when describing a room as atmospheric? Does it allude to a space that has been designed, stylised or even thematised? Is it a spatial quality conditioned by one s perception? Does atmosphere originate from material attributes inherent to interior finishes and decor? Is it simply the dramatic effect resulting from skilful use of lighting and colour? Is atmosphere an immersive ambience? How is atmosphere crafted? Does it have a critical edge, literally and theoretically?
Visually exciting and provocative, Interior Atmospheres combines contemporary projects and interviews alongside analytical essays. Authors such as Rachel Carley, Ted Krueger, Malte Wagenfeld and Hélène Frichot explore the distinctions between visible and invisible realms within architectural design. The technological interface between design and atmosphere is tested through digital and creative material works by Petra Blaisse, Kevin Klinger, Gregory Luhan, Andrew Kudless, Walter Niedermayr, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, Joel Sanders and Karen Van Lengen and Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects). Paul James, Mary Anne Beecher and Lois Weinthal probe the physical limits of atmosphere in regard to site, ′the outside′ and interiority. Contributors and projects straddle the boundaries of design, art and architecture in order to gain a fuller understanding of atmosphere s elusive and pervasive presence.
Interior Eye SANAA′s New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Building Profile Watford Music Centre
Practice Profile Arup Associates
Unit Factor; Chris Bosse
Userscape Space on Earth (SOE) by F.A.B.R.I.CATORS
Site Lines Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford–upon–Avon
Regular columns from Will McLean, Neil Spiller and Ken Yeang
Introduction: In the Mi(d)st Of (Julieanna Preston).
This is Not Entertainment: Experiencing the Dream House (Ted Krueger).
Making Sense: The MIX House (Joel Sanders and Karen Van Lengen).
The Aesthetics of Air: Experiments in Visualising the Invisible (Malte Wagenfeld).
Domestic Afterlives: Rachel Whiteread s Ghost (Rachel Carley).
Olafur Eliasson and the Circulation of Affects and Percepts: In Conversation (Hélène Frichot).
Affecting Data (Julieanna Preston).
Multivalent Performance in the Work of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J Lewis).
Condensation: Regionalism and the Room in John Yeon s Watzek House (Mary Anne Beecher).
Walter Pichler s House: Next to the Smithy: Atmosphere and Ground (Paul James).
Bridging the Threshold of Interior and Landscape: An Interview with Petra Blaisse (Lois Weinthal).
Off the Peg: The Bespoke Interiors of Ben Kelly (Graeme Brooker and Sally Stone).
Living with Freud (Lilian Chee).
Spatial Hardware and Software. (Rochus Urban Hinkel).
The Atmosphere of Interior Urbanism: OMA at IIT (Charles Rice).
Artists of the Floating World: SANAA, Niedermayr and the Construction of Atmosphere (Hugh Campbell).
Interior Eye: SANAA s New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (Jayne Merkel).
Building Profile: Watford Music Centre (David Littlefield).
Practice Profile: Arup Associates (Jay Merrick)
Unit Factor: Can Architectural Design Be Research? (Michael Weinstock).
Spiller s Bits: Architects as Hairdressers (Neil Spiller).
Yeang s Eco–Files: Biofuel from Algae (Ken Yeang).
McLean s Nuggets (Will McLean).
Userscape: Space on Earth: A Virtual Portal Between the Earth and Outer Space (Valentina Croci).
Site Lines: Permeating Walls (Howard Watson).