Blindness and Multisensoriality in Architecture: The Case of Carlos Mourão Pereira

Jun 23, 2010

A dialogue between architects and people with a visual impairment can contribute to a multi-sensory design approach to architecture. In this paper, the authors discuss the sea bathing facility designed by Carlos Mourão Pereira and especially the relation between its multi-sensory aspects and the process of becoming blind. Pereira lost his sight in 2006 — after an extensive career in architecture — and develops his architecture from the new insights he gains.

Peter-Willem Vermeersch (K.U. Leuven)
Ann Heylighen (K.U. Leuven)
Presented at: 
ARCC/EAAE 2010 International Conference on Architectural Research
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)

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