The Emotional Power of Space by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine (Bêka & Partners Publishers, 2023) compiles conversations with 12 architects about emotions, sensations and perception in architecture. The discussants are Tatiana Bilbao, Terunobu Fujimori, Jacques Herzog, Anne Holtrop, Junya Ishigami, Bijoy Jain, Ryue Nishizawa, Juhani Pallasmaa, Boonserm Premthada, Smiljan Radić, Kazuyo Sejima, and Alvaro Siza.
How does space affect our physical, psychological and emotional state? Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine explore this question through the lively and intimate form of the conversation with twelve renowned architects for whom perception and sensoriality play a central role in their work. The Emotional Power of Space gathers stories of sensibility which reveal the intuitive and irrational forces at play in our relation to space.
Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine work at the crossroads of visual arts, cinema and architecture, questioning how people experience, perceive and relate to space from an emotional, social and cultural standpoint.
The text is in English. There are no illustrations.