THE SECRET LIFE OF BUILDINGS (THINGS THAT PEOPLE SHOULD REMEMBER AS THEY…
THE SECRET LIFE OF BUILDINGS
How does the design of buildings affect people unknowingly?
Tom Dykoff, the secret life of buildings
Where psychology meets architecture
Peter Zumthor, creates atmospheres in his spaces and uses materiality to invoke feeling.
THINGS THAT PEOPLE SHOULD REMEMBER AS THEY DESIGN
1.How do you get your occupants attention?
2.What will occupants remember most about this design?
3.How will this architecture impact their real-time experiences?
4.Is this architectural environment coherent?
5.Can this architectural environment be explored?
6.Will occupants enjoy the variety and complexity of this design?
7.Does my design promote opportunities for occupant discovery?
8.Can occupants manage and escape from stress in this environment?
9.Does my design promote healthy social interactions?
10.Is there a sense of community fostered in this architecture?
Could link the psychology of buildings to mental health
The level of attachment to public spaces
It would be easier to design for clients, if they told us what they really thought. "Research shows that only 5% of what the average person thinks can be expressed verbally," says Del Sole. The other 95% is hidden deep within the subconscious. e.g. Kids never really usually say, but they are secretly intimidated by the heights of their beds.
Westfields shopping centre, people are manipulated to walk around, depending on how light is reflected of the ceiling and into their eyes. There is also lots of seats in order to encourage people to stay.
The use of taking note t spatial design is important, but also it can be also used to manipulate people e.g. Westfields or ikea
Should psychologists work with architects in order to design the optimum space, for every project? Not just certain ones in particular.
Companies like fathom are starting to investigate their clients at a greater depth.
Can your city change your mind?