I am a student in the 4th year (1st master) of interior architecture in Antwerp, Belgium.
I have to write a thesis this year, and as you can guess, my topic is "Atmosphere in Interior Architecture: the sensory perception of space"
I've been busy with environmental psychology since the 2nd year, so at first i wanted to focus on that bit but I got more and more interested in how we,
as interior architects create an atmosphere, what do we use, what senses do we try to influence?
Of course it's quite a difficult subject because of the non-objective part (mainly our own background, culture,...) of it,
but trying to define atmosphere, sensory perception, the elements of atmosphere, the elements of perception,
could be useful for interior architects to know what and how they can influence an atmosphere.
Too much buildings at this moment are purely made for the visual impression of it, there's no connection, they have the 'wow'effect,
but thats about it, thats why i would like to add the extra dimension of atmosphere!
Atm i'm reading The eyes of the skin by Juhani Pallasmaa, and thinking architecture and atmospheres by Peter Zumthor
Is there anyone with some tips for architects with good definitions on atmosphere or perception,
maybe good works i should take a look at, books, ideas, websites, links to other fora,
And ofcourse you can discuss atmosphere in this topic, it might be useful to have an idea what you think of it.