OASE 91 building atmosphere

After a period in which notions like ‘programme’, ‘data’ and ‘image’ reigned supreme, we are witnessing a renewed search for atmosphere in many contemporary architectural practices. OASE invited two leading architects, Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasmaa, who have identified atmosphere as a core theme of architecture, to engage in a conversation about building atmosphere. In his interview with OASE, Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa connects the notion of atmosphere to sensory experience, embodiment and compassion. Peter Zumthor gave OASE a detailed insight in the ways in which atmosphere permeates the design work at his studio in Switzerland. German theorist Gernot Böhme (author of Architektur und Atmosphäre) also reflects on the notion of atmosphere in the work of Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasmaa. Further, this issue of OASE features a number of architectural projects, seen through the eyes of literary writers, filmmakers and other professionals in whose disciplines atmosphere is a main concern.

OASE 91 Building Atmosphere with Juhani Pallasmaa & Peter Zumthor € 19.95 | available 15 December 2013 | English/Dutch edition ISBN 978- 94-6208-107-9 | paperback | 128p | 17x24 cm | Illustrated (b/w) | authors: Juhani Pallasmaa, Peter Zumthor, Gernot Böhme, Maria Barnas, Mathieu Berteloot, Christophe van Gerrewey, Klaske Havik, Vincent Kompier, Véronique Patteeuw, Hans Teerds, Gus Tielens | editors: Klaske Havik, Gus Tielens, Hans Teerds | visual contribution: Nanouk Leopold/Daan Emmen | photography: Frederik Sadones | design: Karel Martens & Aagje Martens | nai010 publishers with support from the Creative Industies Fund NL www.oasejournal.nl

29 04 2014 the issue was presented at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam with a conversation between the three voices of the issue Gernot Bohme, Juhani Pallasmaa and Peter Zumthor.


Juhani Pallasmaa


film by Leopold Emmen


Gernot Bohme


Gernot Bohme, Juhani Pallasmaa, Peter Zumthor and moderator Klaske Havik