Behind architectural filters : phenomena of interference / Miguel Guitart.

Guitart, Miguel, 1973- [Browse]
  • New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
  • ©2022
xxiv, 278 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm


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"Behind Architectural Filters: Phenomena of Interference explores the active role of architectural filters in generating physically and sensory charged spatial experiences. The book addresses how the material and the psychological strategies of permeable physical boundaries determine our perceptual experiences of the spaces we occupy. This book explores architectural filters as connecting mechanisms capable of conjuring unique atmospheres that integrate the participation of several agents. The text analyzes ten case studies, grouped under five generative parameters: origin, density, thickness, function, and message. Each study investigates the main aspects of the filters' internal genesis and the character of the spaces informed by them. The cases illustrate a broad geographic, cultural, and historical scope, and connect past tradition with contemporary design. This methodology considers a historical and philosophical standpoint addressing vernacular, constructive, sustainable, and sensory considerations. Written for students and scholars of architectural history, theory, art, design, and philosophy, Behind Architectural Filters: Phenomena of Interference offers an unprecedented perspective on the production of spatial atmospheres, bridging past and present while connecting thought and practice in a highly visual study"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction. Materializing Light and Gaze
  • The Filter as a Limit of Space
  • The Filter as a Transitional Space
  • The Filter as Structure and Construction
  • Generative Strategies
  • Conclusions: Behind Architectural Filters.
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