Sense and situation: Steven Holl in 10 architectures, from China to America

“From the phenomenological approaches of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Holl has developed an approach to architecture based on perception, taken not as a vague sensory datum, living on the surface of feelings, but as a tool for a concrete description of reality, for giving reality a concrete form by creating new sense… It is no coincidence that landscape, environment and memory can often be found at the heart of Holl’s projects, as the basis for the generation of that form-making sense, in a relationship that links architecture, the point of arrival of the interpretative process, to the site, the point of departure and reservoir of reality.”

Domus traces the concept-driven work of Steven Holl Architects through ten designs. Read the full story at Domus.