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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This have show that the important to include all the senses in our sven. Acoustic Intimacy Hearing is the ability to hear through our ear. A well-worn door handle welcomes us to a space that has been shared by many people before you. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

An Architecture of the Seven Senses

How we socialize with buildings, not just look at them: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Once again, Juhani Pallasmaa pushes our thought boundaries even higher when he came up with the seven senses of architecture. Even though we may senss forgotten many specific details of our past, sometimes a scent forces us to recall memories in great detail.

Our skin traces spaces of temperature with unerring precision. Notify me of new comments via email. Media in current live is too competitive that usually first magazine to publish a building often sells more.

The Shape of Touch Touching is an ability by the contact of our skin.

Sensory Design: An Architecture of the Seven Senses by Juhani Pallasmaa – Now & Zen

Images of Muscle and Bone Primitive man used his body as the dimensioning and proportioning system of his construction. How materials tell us not only about place but also time: You are commenting using your WordPress.


The tactile sense connects us with time and tradition. Bodily identification in architecture is about the self-consciousness and awareness of a person within a space which consequently affects how we experience a building Pasqualini, Llobera, and Blanke, Taste of Architecture By Juhani Pallasmaa, “To me, it is, I have experience on a number of occasions that certain qualities of stone, for instance, certain metals, detailing of wood, can be so subtle that you feel it in your mouth.

Skin do reads the texture, weight, density and temperature of matter. I have made the observation that architecture can be subtle enough to even evoke a sensation of taste.

View all posts by nowandzensite. Imagine the same space with carpet and acoustically softened… a spatial and experiential dimension of the architecture is lost. In very old buildings, we can imagine the activities that took place in that space in centuries past.


There sensess reason why architect nowadays lack of applying all the senses into their design and work. Email required Address never made public. Hearing Sounds reflect in a space, and that way it gives us an impression of its form and material. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Pallasmaa says about this: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sense or hearing creates a sense of connection and solidarity. Architecture affects the very soul of our palladmaa, we just don’t pay attention.

Sensory Design: An Architecture of the Seven Senses by Juhani Pallasmaa

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


The experience of the hearing sense in architecture in theory is linked to time, silence and solitude. He conclude architecture with seven senses, which is the usually five and the additional of muscle and skeleton. Fill in your details oallasmaa or click an icon to log in: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: We relate to the structures and objects around us through sound.

We could redefine space by shifting our attention from the visual to how it is shaped by resonant sounds, vibrations of materials and textures. A building is not an end to itself, it frames, articulates, restructures, gives significance, relates, separates and unites, facilitates and prohibits. When it comes to the sense of smellone of the strongest senses we have, for it is directly linked to our memory, humans are able to recall a place from a particular smell.

This site uses cookies. Skip to content February 24, nowandzensite. When we talk about senses, usually we will just think about the common five senses, which are, vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

Due to the side effect of the media, that lead architect to concentrate more on the visual, because they know more and more their clients understand their designs through media representation of them, rather than visiting them. Of our five, six, or seven senses depends how you countthey appeal to only one.