It is often said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. In The Touch, Kinfolk and Norm Architects present an alternative: that good design is not only visually appealing--it engages all of the human senses. What do a museum in Marrakech, a mid-century apartment in Berlin, and a graveyard north of Venice all have in common? In The Touch, creative collaborators Nathan Williams of Kinfolk and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects explore the idea that these inspiring spaces, and many more like them, share the five essential tenets of haptic, human-centric design: materiality, light, color, nature, and community. Revealing some of the world's most sensual architecture and interiors, The Touch offers a wealth of inspiration through stunning photography, philosophical essays, and practical tips from the minds of design industry leaders.



ISBN: 9783899559781
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 5 Sep 2019
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
Publication City, Country: Berlin, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 33(H) x 24.5(L)



"This book transcends the visual." -- ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SPAIN "Explores 25 of the most sensuous buildings." -- DWELL "new and classic designs" -- DOMUS ITALY "The book is generous, reaching gracefully across theories, typologies and styles connected to the movement." -- WALLPAPER MAGAZINE UK "An antidote to Instagram-friendly spaces designed only for two dimensions." -- FINANCIAL TIMES WEEKEND UK "Thoughtfully explaining the five building blocks of human-centric design" -- VOGUE Australia "beautifully curated compendium..." -- SUNDAY TIMES South Africa


The Touch: Spaces Designed for the Senses

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