In one of our first posts – How to design atmospheres attuned to the concerns of the user? – we briefly mentioned emotions and how they relate to architecture. In the series How do emotions work we discussed this topic in more detail:

Basic model of emotions by Pieter Desmet

1. How do emotions work? – Basis model of Emotions

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.
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2. How do emotions work? – 4 Examples

Four specific examples of how the basic model of emotions works for architecture.
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