In the post 5 Basic Human Concerns in Architecture we briefly discussed 5 architectural concerns. In this post we’ll describe another one of the fundamental of human concerns – Enticement – in more detail. Another aspect is that humans prefer to explore from dark to light. We move from the dark refuge to the bright … Continue reading Enticement
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 … Continue reading How do emotions work? – 4 Examples
In several of our theory posts we cited Nico Frijda, which is not so strange because he is one of the most cited scientists in psychology. Nico Frijda is professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam and is regarded as a founding father of contemporary emotion research. Frijda developed a theory of emotions with the … Continue reading Prof.dr. Nico Frijda: contemporary architecture is atrocious!
While browsing around, I found some very interesting articles. I thought I'd share 3 of them with you today. 1. What Every Architect Should Ask Him/Herself Maria talks about the benefits of Environmental Psychology for architects. It can teach architects ways to create environments more suited to the needs, wishes and desires of its occupants. … Continue reading 3 Interesting Points of View on the Experience of Architecture
After a long post on architectural theory, here's something a little less heavy - but definitely not less interesting. During our graduation in Explorelab at Delft University of Technology we organized a workshop at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) in Rotterdam. The workshop was about the experience of space through the senses - the experience … Continue reading Workshop: How to experience space through the senses?