SGEM 2017, 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences & Arts

Atmosphere is the new “environment”.  The complexity of the “Big Event” of Architecture

SGEM Conferences are known as one of the most prestigious events in the International Scientific World. They examine the nature of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientific concepts that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also provides a platform for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to Arts and Humanities, to exchange ideas and interact with each other. Our paper inquiries about the environmental aspects that engage the architectural process on the understanding that they involve much more than physical context. The context has an atmospherical component that embodies psychological, technological and cultural parameters. The atmosphere goes beyond the concept of environment. It includes the synergies generated precisely in the limit of building and context. Our research focuses on a specific case of study, that exemplifies the relevance of the environmental in the widest sense, what we define as the atmospherical: the design of Rem Koolhaas (OMA) for the IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center in Chicago.  We will analyze all those complex conditions that define the atmosphere surrounding the architectural element. Architecture, like life, is complex…and complexity is never boring.

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DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2017/52/S21.063

Thursday August 24th, 2017