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Quality architecture to me is when a building manages to move me. What on earth is it that moves me? How can I get it into my own work?
-Peter Zumthor

Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture 2009, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor is considered to be one of the most extraordinary and controversial architects working today.

Atmospheres is a poetics of architecture and a window into Zumthor’s personal sources of inspiration. In nine short, illustrated chapters framed as a process of self-observation, Zumthor describes what he has on his mind as he sets about creating the atmosphere of his buildings: images of spaces and buildings that affect him are every bit as important as particular pieces of music or books that inspire him.

From the composition and “presence” of the materials to the handling of proportions and the effect of light, Atmospheres enables the reader to recapitulate what really matters in the process of house design. Peter Zumthor describes what really constitutes an architectural atmosphere as "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty...under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way."

Delving deep into the mind and process of one of the centuries greatest architects, Atmospheres is a must-read for all aspiring and established architects as well as any individuals interested in architecture.

About the Author

Peter Zumthor is a Swiss architect renowned for his uncompromising and minimalist style. With over 50 years of experience and being awarded the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 2009, Zumthor is considered to be one of the most extraordinary and controversial architects working today. He has written numerous books, including Atmospheres (2006), A Feeling of History (2018), and Thinking Architecture (2010). Currently, he is designing a new building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which will be his largest project to date, construction costing roughly $650 million US dollars.

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J.L. Forrest
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Crucial Architectural Reading
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2011
Zumthor''s _Thinking Architecture_ and _Atmospheres_ are iconic additions to the lexicon of architectural theory. Zumthor is a humble giant, and his concern with the phenomenological experience of the user, as well as with the performative aspects of building, point the way... See more
Zumthor''s _Thinking Architecture_ and _Atmospheres_ are iconic additions to the lexicon of architectural theory. Zumthor is a humble giant, and his concern with the phenomenological experience of the user, as well as with the performative aspects of building, point the way to a twenty-first century architecture that is kinder and more responsible than the architectures of the twentieth. This is a must-read for all architects and designers, and if you find yourself thinking Zumthor to be ho-hum or you don''t agree with him, I ask you: As an architect who do you serve? If your answer is one rooted in a wider ethic, Zumthor will resonate with you.
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Juan
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Sometimes reading is better
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2013
my summary will be, like the title states, that reading, brings more to the imagination that just pictures. There are beautiful books out there, dont get me wrong, I love them. But this book talks about something, its meaningful. Its gets you thinking and wanting to DO... See more
my summary will be, like the title states, that reading, brings more to the imagination that just pictures. There are beautiful books out there, dont get me wrong, I love them. But this book talks about something, its meaningful. Its gets you thinking and wanting to DO architecture.
a must have in your library
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Javier
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Best book ever. Few pages, but full of architecture theory.
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2017
Best book ever. If you like theory in architecture and if you like to read about spaces, feelings and materials, Atmospheres will be the best book for you. Peter Zumthor make the architecture so abstract, easy to understand but also complicated to learn. It''s a really nice... See more
Best book ever. If you like theory in architecture and if you like to read about spaces, feelings and materials, Atmospheres will be the best book for you. Peter Zumthor make the architecture so abstract, easy to understand but also complicated to learn. It''s a really nice book, I think this changed the way I understand some things in architecture.
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The secret to Zumthor
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019
Great book that gets inside the mind of a great architect.
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Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2015
great book. a must for architecture students
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Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2017
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M. Zujic
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Its ''NOT'' Thinking Architecture
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2007
The book is written as a dialogue taken from a lecture, which has had minimal editing. This gives a good insight into Zumthors thinking and inspirations from the cuff,so to speak. The disappointment is that there is not a lot of grounding theory or thoughts as... See more
The book is written as a dialogue taken from a lecture, which has had minimal editing. This gives a good insight into Zumthors thinking and inspirations from the cuff,so to speak.

The disappointment is that there is not a lot of grounding theory or thoughts as well defined like those in his essays in ''thinking archtecture''. My feelings are that some ideas are repeatative but presented from a different perspective.

However if you are a true Zumthor fan, you would know that there is not a lot of published material so when its there! Get it!
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Mr Whibley
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Great content overpriced!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2016
Not quite what I expected. Some 40 pages if I remember correctly. Basically the script from a lecture of his. Content is great!!! Can''t fault that... Covers some great points and would recommend reading to any architect... BUT... Very expensive for what it is!! Priced like...See more
Not quite what I expected. Some 40 pages if I remember correctly. Basically the script from a lecture of his. Content is great!!! Can''t fault that... Covers some great points and would recommend reading to any architect... BUT... Very expensive for what it is!! Priced like a collectable item. Your decision!?!
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this is simply the text of a lecture given by ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 26, 2016
this is simply the text of a lecture given by zumthor. expected more academic insight actually but the content still worth the read.
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No regret
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 25, 2018
Light reading but/and nice
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A nice easy read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2013
A great read for any architecture student interested in Zumthor. Quite an abstract book but it gives interesting insight into the mind of the architect
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All good
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Selected works by Peter Zumthor


Saint Benedict Chapel, 1988. Sumvitg, Graubünden, Switzerland

Photo by Helene Binet.

Zumthor was the winner of the 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize. These are some of his selected works. More information can be found at the Pritzker Prize website.


Thermal Bath Vals,1996. Graubünden, Switzerland

Photo by Helene Binet.


Platform Model

A model created by Peter Zumthor.

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2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

2021 popular Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. new arrival Surrounding popular Objects online

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