An Architecture of the Seven Senses. By. Juhani Pallasmaa. Page 2. ISSUES ADDRESSED. Modern architecture losing sensuality that has embodied in the past. Juhani Pallasmaa in his article “An Architecture of the Seven Senses” he writes that we should view architecture not only with our eyes but also. I have experienced the architecture of Juhani Pallasmaa, from his wonderful entitled An Architecture of the Seven Senses’, published in Architecture +.

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But when it come to Juhani Uolevi Pallasmaa, a Finnish architect and former professor of architecture.

This have show that the important to include all the senses in our design. The other senses are underappreciated in architecture. Movement, balance, distance and scale are felt by architects unconsciously within their skeleton, muscular system and inner organs.

Our skin also traces the density and texture of the ground through our soles.

An Architecture of the Seven Senses

How materials tell us not only about place but also time: The tactile sense connects us with time and tradition. We could pay more attention to the other senses, as the combined perception of all the senses gives us our total experience of a space.

How silence is imaginary sound: Our skin traces spaces of temperature with unerring precision. By jus applying the sense of visual had become a threat to nowadays architects.

The commotion of building resolves in utter silence and solitude Pallasmaa, J. You are commenting using your Facebook account. With a quick gaze upon the surface a human can instantly identify the tactility of a surface, therefore the sense of sight and touch are very closely related Pallasmaa, J. We leave so jubani of our spatial experience to chance if we leave the other senses untouched during the design process. The nose makes the eyes remember.


Is architecture turning into a purely visual sport? The Shape of Touch Touching is an ability by the contact of our skin. Hearing Sounds reflect in a space, and that way it gives us an impression of its form and material.

Images of Muscle and Bone Primitive man used his body as the dimensioning and proportioning system of his construction. The experience of the hearing sense in architecture in theory is linked to time, silence and solitude.

There are reason why architect nowadays lack of applying all the senses into their design and work. We Also sense heat through our skin. Imagine the same space with carpet and acoustically softened… a spatial and experiential dimension of the architecture is lost.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your Twitter account. And this also leads to a consequence, where more and more designs are discussed through the media and simply understand by the presentation without going to the site and analyse it. The patina of wear adds the enriching experience of time; matter exists in the continuum of time.

An most unfortunate reason of concentrating on the visual, without the pallas,aa senses is due to the side effect of media. Pallasmaa writes about how certain colours, textures, and details can be sensed orally.

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Notify me of new comments via email. View all posts by nowandzensite. He conclude architecture with seven senses, which is the usually five and the additional of muscle and skeleton.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He views our use of glass and steel instead of natural materials like stone and wood as a loss, since there is no measure of longevity through those materials, whereas we can see the wear of decades or centuries in buildings made from natural materials. Pallasmaa says about this: When we talk about senses, usually we will just think about the common five senses, which are, vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.


So if you get to discuss the building before its completion, then you is first arfhitecture to speak. In the present of lives, the sense of vision had actually meant everything to an architect and also everyone else. An architectural object allows us to travel to the time of the creation of that object. In very old buildings, we can imagine the activities that took place in that space in centuries past. Steven Holl wrote on the subject of sound: Sound allows us to imagine a space without actually seeing it.

We relate to the structures and objects around us through sound. Like Isadora Duncan, maybe, twirling in her sweeping robes. A well-worn door handle archhitecture us to a space that has been shared by many people before you. How we socialize with buildings, not just achitecture at them: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: By an American architect, Charles Moore, he had design a house for a blind client in California.

Sense of visual Sense of visual is the ability to see by a pair of eyes. It looks like an enormous lallasmaa whipping in the breeze.