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Seeds for Architectural Thought

Pallasmaa, Juhani / Zambelli, Matteo


1. Auflage April 2020
328 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-62218-5
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A collection of the writing of the highly influential architect, Juhani Pallasmaa, presented in short, easily accessible, and condensed ideas ideal for students

Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland's most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers, publishing around 60 books and several hundred essays and shorter pieces over his career. His influential works have inspired undergraduate and postgraduate students of architecture and related disciplines for decades. In this compilation of excerpts of his writing, readers can discover his key concepts and thoughts in one easily accessible, comprehensive volume.

Inseminations: Seeds for Architectural Thought is a delightful collection of thoughtful ideas and compositions that float between academic essay and philosophical reflection. Wide in scope, it offers entries covering: atmospheres; biophilic beauty; embodied understanding; imperfection; light and shadow; newness and nowness; nostalgia; phenomenology of architecture; sensory thought; silence; time and eternity; uncertainty, and much more.
* Makes the wider work of Pallasmaa accessible to students across the globe, introducing them to his key concepts and thoughts
* Exposes students to a broad range of issues on which Pallasmaa has a view
* Features an alphabetized structure that makes serendipitous discovery or linking of concepts more likely
* Presents material in short, condensed manner that can be easily digested by students

Inseminations: Seeds for Architectural Thought will appeal to undergraduate students in architecture, design, urban studies, and related disciplines worldwide.


Inseminations A: A work of art is

Inseminations B: Beauty

Inseminations C: Cinema and architecture

Inseminations D: Depthlessness

Inseminations E: Education

Inseminations F: Fragile Architecture

Inseminations G: Generosity

Inseminations H: Hapticity

Inseminations I: Ideal Client

Inseminations L: Language of matter

Inseminations M: Man

Inseminations N: Newness

Inseminations O: Odours in architecture

Inseminations P: Painter, architect and surgeon

Inseminations R: Rationalising architecture

Inseminations S: Sacredness

Inseminations T: Tactility and materiality of light

Inseminations U: Uncertainty

Inseminations V: Verbs vs nouns

Inseminations W: Water and time
JUHANI PALLASMAA is one of Finland's most celebrated architects and architectural intellectuals. His previous positions include: Rector of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki; Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki; and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. He has also held visiting professorships at several universities worldwide. Pallasmaa is the author/editor of around 60 books, including the bestselling The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses; The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture; and The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture.

MATTEO ZAMBELLI holds a degree in Architecture from IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of Ancona. He has taught courses on Architectural design and History and theory of contemporary architecture at the Faculties of Engineering of Ancona and Trento, and is a researcher at the Department of Architecture at the University of Florence. He has written extensively on contemporary architects and new trends in architecture, design methods and has translated and edited four books by Juhani Pallasmaa from English into Italian.

J. Pallasmaa, Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa KY, Helsinki