Architecture & Psychology Editor’s note: This is an interview with kopvol. Learn more about them and their work here. During the Indesem '09 seminar, I met Gemma and Tanja from kopvol - architecture & psychology. I was immediately interested in their office when I learned that they run an architecture office together - an architect and a … Continue reading Interview with kopvol
The Role of the Architect Post written by Simon Droog. Follow him on Twitter. I've been following a very interesting topic on pushpullbar.com on Physiology and psychology in Architecture and a member named Sudark posted a very intriguing question. I thought I'd share his ideas with you, followed by some of my personal thoughts on … Continue reading How much should we listen to and follow clients/end users?
After having discussed the basic concerns in the previous posts, we need to describe how we can actually design architecture attuned to the concerns of the users. Which architectural means do we have to achieve this? And how can we create specific atmospheres that can elicit specific emotions? First we'll briefly discuss the senses and … Continue reading Architectural means
In the post 5 Basic Human Concerns in Architecture we briefly discussed 5 architectural concerns. In this post we’ll describe one of the most fundamental of human concerns – Dramatizing a haven – with some examples. Safe Haven Safe Haven: Dramatize the sense of safety by the nearness of discomfort and even danger. Also in our … Continue reading Dramatizing a Haven
Next in the series on Basic human concerns is Thrill, as already briefly discussed in 5 Basic Human Concerns in Architecture. Although on first thoughts thrill may not seem like a basic concern, it is actually very basic to human beings as will be explained below. Thrill of the place Grant Hildebrand explains the basic … Continue reading Thrill