Uni Blog 2018

Hello, so this is a little glimpse into the thoughts and things around my final major project from university (over a year ago). The aim of the blog was explore the topic of atmosphere and how objects within the home can influence it. Feels like a million years ago I started this but anyway, hope you enjoy 

Understanding Atmopshere


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.

Blair McIntosh