In our previous post How do emotions work? – Basic model of emotions we explained that people differ in their emotional responses towards a given building. Nevertheless, in spite of these interpersonal differences, the process of emotion, i.e. the way in which emotions are elicited, is universal. There is a basic process model of emotions. This model describes the eliciting conditions of emotions with the use of three underlying key variables: appraisal, concern and stimulus.

Now we’ll give you some specific examples of how the basic model of emotions works for architecture.

Examples of the basic model of emotions

Example 1: Therme Vals, Zumthor
Example 2: Circus Zandvoort, Soeters
Example 3: Circus Zandvoort, Soeters
Example 4: Vinex neighbourhood

Do you have any good examples from architecture for the basic model of emotions?

Send your examples:

  1. a picture of a space
  2. related concern, appraisal and emotion…

…to experiencingarchitecture [at], and we’ll show a selection of them in a following post.

And if you have any comments, questions, ideas – please let us know.

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