11: Engaging Cognitive Processes Using Materials

Materials play a very important role in defining the characteristics of an architectural space. They are sensed majorly by the visual and tactile senses which are the primary and tertiary senses that a human depends upon. Some materials also provide for auditory and olfactory perceptions if the designer wishes. Much of the spatial experience is monitored by the materials that dominate the space.

Focus

A direct link is established between materials and the role they play in influencing the cognition of a human mind through the different sensations and perceptions.

A hint at the usability of each and every material in a sustainable fashion, the perception of sustainability in the human mind.

The usage of materials in different scales and proportions to dominate and influence a larger area of the experienced frame.

Establishing the 7-fold idea of sustainability.

​Aims
  • To study all the kinds of materials that have been used in architectural spaces.

  • To correlate how materials are perceived by the human brain.

  • To conceive manners in which a material is perceived by different individuals.

  • To scrutinize the impacts of well-preferred combination materials.

contributors

Shivani Katiyar

S.Giri Prasad

tactile sensation; texture perception; texture gradient; texture psychology; somatosensory system; sustainable architecture