How do you design an atmosphere? There are a multitude of physical and intangible elements that architects can employ to this end. Some skillfully control the use of materials, colors, or light—and others seem to generate atmosphere and ambience by mere chance.
In RaumReiz, Anna Kirstgen asks how spaces affect people, and by what means spatial effects can be deliberately evoked. She introduces six spatial concepts, derived from architectural practice, which enable a structuring of the design process. Using her model of the “spatial narrative,” she proposes a way of shaping atmospheric situations in architecture in a more targeted way.