Rootedness: Reflections for Young Architects

Rootedness: Reflections for Young Architects

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In Rootedness: Reflections for Young Architects, Juhani Pallasmaa delivers an insightful and expansive collection of his most compelling ideas into architecture’s position among arts and culture. Pallasmaa speaks to architecture students and young professionals, discussing each topic with sincerity and openness, suggesting what can be learned from areas of culture beyond the boundaries of familiar professional disciplines. He outlines the growing need for an architecture based in self-awareness, reconnection to the environment, and a sense of ethical responsibility.

Each essay in Rootedness was initially conceived and presented as an educational lecture and has been carefully edited with clarifications, refinements, and valuable expansions. Accompanying sketches by the author emphasize the personal and intimate nature of the essays. The book also includes:

  • Explorations of perception, creative practice, and the need for an ethical stance
  • Thoughts, meditations, and challenges emerging from the author’s search for identity and purpose in his architectural work
  • A wealth of references within the essays, as well as recommendations for books and films from which readers may draw further inspiration

Designed for students of architecture at any age, Rootedness: Reflections for Young Architects will also inspire professional architects, designers, and those in other creative professions.

By Juhani Pallasmaa, Peter MacKeith (Editor)
Wiley, 2024
Hardcover, 160 pages
7.32 x 0.47 x 9.37 inches