Peopleconnect with architecture in many different ways, which allows it to be enjoyedand appreciated all over the world. From an early age I have been fascinatedwith architecture especially growing up in London with architecture everywhere,over the years I have found a certain style within minimalist architecture tohave a bigger impact one my mood when in contact with. They say architecturalspaces influence a person’s emotional state.
It must be experienced to beunderstood. Architecture provides an important setting for everyone’s life. Asarchitecture is personal and an essential experience that must be experiencedto be understood.”There was a time when Iexperienced architecture without thinking about it.
Sometimes I can almost feela particular door handle in my hand, a piece of metal shaped like the back of aspoon. I used to take hold of it when I went into my aunt’s garden. That doorhandle still seems to me like a special sign of entry into a world of differentmoods and smells.
I remember the sound of the gravel under my feet, the softgleam of the waxed oak staircase, I can hear the heavy front door closingbehind me as I walk along the dark corridor and enter the kitchen, the onlyreally brightly lit room in the house.” ? Peter ZumthorArchitecture has the power toevoke a range of emotions, it can be to bring back memories or it can be toevoke direct emotions, like making you feel big or small, give you a sense offeeling safe or unsafe. Architecture can sometimes bring us into a spiritualmood. The same place can make a person feel calm and can make another personfeel uncomfortable and stressed, yet most people if asked would feel big in achurch and unsafe at night in a dark alley. Architectural spaces have certainatmospheres which can influence the emotional state of a person; theinteraction between the environment and the person who resides in thatplace. The focus of this essay willbe to explore mankind’s connections with architecture, looking at differentreasons for this. The essay will look at many points. The first being howarchitecture has changed over the past hundred years, looking into the changesthat have taken place within the architectural industry, and the social andhistorical reasons for this.
The secondpoint is how people connect with architecture and how it has changed, includingsentimental, appreciative and functionality attachments all which refer toemotions and how it plays a part in our lives. The third will be to look at howand what all this means for architecture/minimalist architecture in today’ssociety.