“The existential purpose of the building (architecture) is therefore to make a site becomea place, that is, to uncover the meanings potentially present in the given environment .” Christian Norberg-Schulz
The Phenomenon of Place “What, then, we mean with the word ‘place’? Obviously we mean something more than abstract location. We mean a totality made up of concrete things having material substance, shape, texture and colour. Together these things determine an ‘environmental character’, which is the essence of place. In general a place is given as such a character or “atmosphere”. A place is therefore aqualitative, ‘total’ phenomenon, which we can not reduce to any of its properties, such as spatial relationships, without losing its concrete nature out of sight.” Christian Norberg-Schulz
The Phenomenon of PlaceOutside – inside, on the ground under the sky. Hildebrandt: Gollersdorf, Chapel.
The Phenomenon of PlaceOutside – inside. Stimmung. Giglio Castello. Nordic forest near Oslo.
The Phenomenon of Place Inside.Old Norwegian cottage, Telemark.
The Phenomenon of Place Stimmung.Desert village outside Khartoum.
SPACE AND PLACE: Architecture as Identification of Place The Phenomenon of Place The Structure of Place The Spirit of Place Exam preparation: Professor’s lecture and presentationFarrelly, L., The Fundamentals of Architecture, AVA Publishing SA, 2007. . You can also use the book listed in References .
Prepared by: Dr. Sc. Nermina Mujezinović architect Literature that was used for lecture preparation / Credits & References1. Schulz, N. C., Genius Loci, Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture, Rizzoli, Edinburgh College of Art Library