Studying and teaching architecture is solely a question of ambience. It is not enough to have the intentions, programs, mission statements or affirmation of principles. That little something, in which to immerse yourself, unaware at first but which then turns out to be vital and indispensable. What really matters is ambience. The atmosphere is the air we need to breathe. Seemingly impalpable but fundamental. But what does it take to create such ambience?