To get a better understanding of ‘atmosphere’ within the home environment I spent some time being conscious of what effects the environment of the home or space for that matter. In addition to this, I had read Peter Zumthor ‘Atmosphere’ to deepen my understanding. From doing this it was clear that atmosphere can be influenced by the largest and smallest of elements: sound, music, noise, light, shadows, temperature, wind, people, colour etc. However, an atmosphere can go deeper and becomes as subjective as the emotional values attached to object. Atmosphere isn’t as easy as saying blue makes me feel cold and soft makes you feel cosy. there are extra emotions attached to each moment.
From this simple exercise, it had made it very obvious to myself that tackling the topic of ‘atmosphere’ for my final major project may have been a little trickier than first anticipated.