Title A Study on the Sensory Experience Space Connected to Light, Material and Five Senses in The Therme Vals of Peter Zumthor
Authors 김종성(Kim, Jong-Sung)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2020.36.7.47
Page pp.47-56
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Peter Zumthor; Therme Vals; Sensory Experience; Light; Material; Five Senses
Abstract It was intended to study the nature of architecture from the 19th century modern architecture. Human life related to modern architecture is gradually changing into a uniform form despite many changes in life and environment caused by technological development. Recently, a study has been conducted on the senses of users according to new materials that make up space as a way to plan architectural spaces related to such modern architecture. The Therme Vals is located in Surselva, the Gravunden Canton in Switzerland, and is designed by Peter Zumthor architects in the center of the town of Vals, which has a population of more than 1,000. In this architecture, space by light, matter, and user's senses is the biggest feature. Peter Zumthor is positively evaluated for the material and user's sense of space, and in order to explain his architectural characteristics, analysis of materials used in buildings and a good understanding of users' senses must be made. Therefore, the meaning of the sensations felt by the users through his work was considered, and the rational interpretation of light, matter, and sensation and the connection with the space constructed in the building were analyzed. The purpose of this study is to recognize architectural features through analysis of the Therme Vals, analyze design intentions and architectural characteristics in the design process, and analyze spatial meanings linked to the senses of light, materials, and users, to see that his architecture cannot exist without considering the location of the area, and that the design concept is in human respect as well as the sound of materials considering users' senses.