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Affect / Emotion

Architecture often aims to create an emotional response in occupants. What are the triggers or cues that elicit an emotion? Why? Some have argued that creating a 'sense of place' is central to evoking emotion. Beyond 'place' and memory of places past, pure stimuli like sound or color intensity, lighting, color scheme, texture, smell etc can all produce emotional reactions in inhabitants. What is the basis for these emotional reactions?

Affect/ Emotion: Open Discussion

Affect/ Emotion: Architect's questions for scientists