2012, An Idiographic Collection on Atmosphere in Architecture / A Holiday House in Reference to Pliny the Younger's Villa, RWTH AachenDescription →
The feeling of spaces is a central quality of architecture. This feeling is triggered by all properties of the space and is generally called atmosphere. In my master thesis ‘Ein Haus’ I examined the relationship between atmosphere and the built form. As a basis for the analysis I chose architectures that I have experienced; canonical as well as trivial ones. The memory of experienced spaces is like a personal library to me. To analyze the preconditions for atmospheres I drew sketches of interior and exterior spaces from my memory and selected photographs I took in the past six years. Afterwards I sorted the sketches and photographs into categories to reflect on them. The collection is a reworking of experienced spaces, leading to a set of personal references.