Applied Neuroscience for Architects (an architect’s primer)

Sep 23, 2016

What can the biology of the brain teach us about designing architectural space? The author suggests three claims from science for an architect’s primer: 1) Immediate engagement with architecture is pre-reflective and meaningful; 2) The experience of architecture is kinesthetic and emotive; hence perceived through enactments with one’s own body; and 3) The duality of vision, from the structure of the eye, supports a polar yet interlaced experience of architectural space into object meaning and atmosphere.

Bob Condia, AIA (Kansas State University)
Presented at: 
2016 ANFA Conference (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

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