“Good and thoughtful design can not only awaken our senses, but reconnect us to place and to ourselves.” -David Darling
We spend most of our lives inside buildings and spaces designed by architects. Architecture is all around us and it affects us more than we know. The small details that go into each aspect of design makes an impact on us. When it comes to our workplace, the way the space is designed can affect our productivity. When it comes to our learning environment, the way a classroom is laid out and the colors used affect the results of our learning. When it comes to our homes, the volume of each space, the colors used, the textures all around us and the views all affect our daily experiences. Architecture is very connected to our health and wellbeing.
Meaningful buildings always guide our consciousness back to the world and to our sense of self..noteworthy architecture makes us experience ourselves as whole embodied and spiritual beings, incorporated in the flesh of the world.
Spaces should help us understand ourselves and our surroundings. As humans, we were made to engage with our surroundings. The more we interact with our environment, the more we learn about the world. Architecture has played a key role throughout history of expressing people and culture. When you enter different spaces, you automatically are connected to it emotionally. A space can make you feel relaxed, anxious, overwhelmed, claustrophobic, happy, depressed and many other ways because of the way it is designed. The way it is designed has a lot more to do then just the visuals. Architecture is about experience, and the way we have our experience is through our senses. Architecture is directly linked to our senses, and if spaces are designed correctly, we can improve our daily lives.