Editor’s note: This is a guest post by [S!MPL]. Learn more about [S!MPL] and their work here. Car parks and parking structures have been a source of inspiration for filmmakers, photographers and writers. Yet to the people who use them, they’re not much more than a functional area one would rather leave as quickly as possible. Associations … Continue reading Parking as an Experience
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?
Environmental Psychology and Architecture Editor's note: This is a guest post by Fiona de Vos, Ph.D. Learn more about Fiona and her work here. Architects, designers, and organizations such as airports, hospitals, offices, schools, train stations, and daycare centers often claim to create environments that promote well-being of their users. However, they rarely investigate deeply … Continue reading The Importance of Digging In
While browsing for interesting architecture, I found a graduation project that you might find interesting. I really like the method used to discover the concerns of the user. An excellent example of user participation in the design process. Twitter as a source of inspiration For their graduation project, eleven Bachelor’s students spent eavesdropping on other … Continue reading Twitter your dream house