Architecture for the full range of senses,
A space is much more than just its appearance, textures, smells and sounds can greatly impact the user experience.
Accordingly, sensory architecture can transform the interaction between people and the built environment into something deeper.
A space that is sensitive to all the senses can also evoke feelings such as comfort, warmth, cleanliness, comfort and surprise.
In addition to the room temperature, wood texture and warm colors can also provide an additional sense of comfort.
While concrete is viewed as a cold material, you can counter this impression by adding plants, contrasting colors, and other elements to the environment.
The possibilities are endless, so we have listed some aspects that can be taken into consideration to help you think outside the box and create creative designs for user well-being.
In sight and mind!
Our bodies and minds are strongly influenced by circadian rhythms – so understanding the role of light in the environment is crucial to user comfort.
For this reason, carefully planned lighting design, including natural light, colors and focal points, is key to improving people’s moods and energy levels.
Which directly affects their appetite, motivation, ability to concentrate, etc.
Colors must also be taken into consideration as they have a significant impact on how we feel and experience the built environment.
People may naturally associate red with warmth and blue with cold.
But here you can take a look at many other emotional effects caused by different colors in architecture.
Spaces that can sing
Thinking about sound in architecture is more than just sound insulation and noise reduction, different sounds can add different sensations to the environment,
For example, mindfulness meditation music can provide a sense of calm, while upbeat melodies may cause euphoria, and with more creativity,
We can make architecture itself produce music.
The Sea Organ in the Croatian city of Zadar consists of a network of polyethylene tubes and resonant cavities that sing as waves and wind hit the shore.
With thirty-five individual tubes totaling seventy metres, it is the largest aerophone in the world.
The Balloon Orchestra is a temporary artwork made up of 16 inflatable sculptures all powered by a fully networked internal system of motion sensors enabling its characters to respond to passersby.
Smells that arouse emotions
Everyone knows the feeling of smelling something and being automatically transported to the atmosphere of our childhood, smells may have the power to bring back memories and can even help us navigate our surroundings.
Incorporating scents into design is a way to create emotional memories and help people remember the space in ways other than just visual.
For example, landscape design with different fragrant flowers, the scent of the earth, rooms with artificial scents, or even an open kitchen, which allows the smell of fresh food to permeate the environment.
This is not art, but architecture
Floor, wall, and furniture surfaces, as well as room temperature, humidity, and ventilation, determine most of the tactile comfort.
For example, a metal chair can be a very interesting item, but it can also be cold and uncomfortable depending on the weather;
Hot environments can become more pleasant and fun with a cool mist humidifier; The wind blowing the curtain can transform a room and encourage tactile interaction.
Therefore, the use of soft and flexible materials or interactive devices can be a good way to improve the relationship between the body and the built environment.