EXPERIENCING ARCHITECTURAL FORMS AND SPACES
Wow! Superb! is the response from the person on enquiring about the visit to The Taj Mahal.
And yes, indeed, The Taj Mahal is an exceptional master piece of architecture. But, what makes one feel about the spaces and form there? How are the senses of human being been triggered on the visit to this architectural marvel? Had the designers thought of it much before its manifestation?
Time changes a person. Time changes the sensitivity and response of architectural space and form; what does not change is the process that gives a holistic experience out of the interaction of sensorial perception. The research is required to identify the phenomenological and subtle aspect of the interaction of the sensorial perceptions in the architectural marvels that still gives a holistic architectural experience. An attempt is required to recognize and analyze the emotive response of human being to the architecture viewed as a modified form of space.
Of the various forms of art created by the human being like- painting, sculpture, music, literature, etc., architecture is one such form being very basic in nature described as ‘Mother of all arts’.
A modification of a space created in the form of structure satisfies both the functional as well as the aesthetical requirements. While doing so architecture creates an experience which is an emotive response to the interactions of human sensory perceptions, with various aspects of architecture like its magnificence, its strength, and stability spanning over a wide timescale and the functions and purpose for which it is created.
Emotive response emerging out of sensory perception and space, are both from the premise of philosophical discussion, since the dawn of civilization. There is a necessity for the study which will be based on exploring the philosophical postulates on issues related to the actual process of designing and experiencing architecture.