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.

The book "The Emotional Power of Space" explores the mechanisms of perception and sensoriality at play in our experience of space 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.

12 Conversations

Tatiana Bilbao, Terunobu Fujimori, Jacques Herzog, Anne Holtrop, Junya Ishigami, Bijoy Jain, Ryue Nishizawa, Juhani Pallasmaa, Boonserm Premthada, Smiljan Radić, Kazuyo Sejima, Álvaro Siza.


Title: The Emotional Power of Space
Authors: Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
Publisher: Bêka & Partners, France
Format: 14 x 21 cm
Number of pages: 224
Retail price: 18 euros
Release date: May 2023

ISBN: 979-10-92194-06-7
EAN: 9791092194067
ISBN-13: 979-1092194067

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Jacques Herzog, Tatiana Bilbao, Bêka & Lemoine - Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Visual artists Bêka & Lemoine invite architects Jacques Herzog, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2001, and Tatiana Bilbao, AW Architect of the Year 2022, to share their own way of sensing space.

How and why do emotions arise in our relationship with space? What defines what we feel? How does space, in its materiality, affect our psychological state? And could we develop more awareness and subtle attention towards the sensorial and emotional impact that architecture is able to provoke? The talk explores the intuitive, emotional and irrational forces at play in our relationship to space.

This talk has been organized by the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi in Venice on the occasion of the release of the book "The Emotional Power of Space" by Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine.

Watch the talk here