Perusing images of stunning buildings and elegantly composed structures is not a bad way to pass the time.
However, there is something to be said about actually seeing an architectural work of art in person.
Being able to see the arrangement of each detail, both the structurally based and ornate elements, in a construction that actually makes the observer pause to appreciate it is probably an occupational aim of many in the field.
The importance of architecture in our experiences and relationship with our surroundings is probably not something most of us stop to consider.
Though we may walk through a certain neighborhood or pass by a building that brings on a certain mood each time we go by, we may not know why, and we may not really think about it. We just know that strolling by that space is enjoyable, sensory – and a nice break from the mundane.
But the minds behind the designs that get our attention know why certain physical places can evoke specific emotions.
Architects, designers and artists who have the knack for capturing a concept representative of the human composition and connection, and are then able to translate it and make it come to life in the form of a palpable design hold an impressive talent.
Though being a player in this particular industry definitely requires a skill set that demands a heightened understanding of multiple areas, Marc Kushner, the founder of Architizer, discusses the strong emotional association that also exists between certain architects and their designs.
An article from Alan Pert, a professor in architecture from the University of Melbourne, on how our emotions respond to design in relation to a modern, technologically based world furthers the thought:
We know architecture can create emotions and change the way we experience spaces. Now we need to keep talking about the kinds of emotions we want to create.
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