Space.CITY presents Steven Holl: August 5, 4pm

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Questions of Perception


Friday, August 5th, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Microsoft Auditorium | Seattle Central Library

Steven Holl revisits Questions of Perception, the 1994 text he co-authored with Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Juhani Pallasmaa, in which Holl explores the phenomenology of architecture through eleven “phenomenal zones”:

  • enmeshed experience

  • perspectival space

  • of color

  • of light and shadow

  • spatiality of night

  • time, duration, and perception

  • water: a phenomenal lens

  • of sound

  • detail: the haptic realm

  • proportion, scale, and perception

  • site, circumstance, and idea

Incorporating recent projects by Steven Holl Architects realized after the book’s publication, Holl recasts the “phenomenal zones” and connects new built works with these original concepts.