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Emo, Beatrix
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Hoelscher, Christoph
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Gerber, Andri
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2020-08-03T11:47:30Z
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2020-08-02T19:30:49Z
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2020-08-03T11:47:30Z
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2020
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978-3-0356-2043-6
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/429597
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Evaluating what constitutes a good building is a complicated affair. Given that buildings are (often) designed objects, it is important to consider the architect’s intentions. Indeed, architects and architectural critics are adept at discussing the various dimensions of what makes good architecture, covering topics such as at what point a building becomes architecture, the aesthetics of buildings, and so forth. However, the architect’s intentions are not the only voice to consider when judging what makes a good building. Another useful viewpoint—and one that often remains neglected—is the perspective of the people who use the building. In an ideal scenario, the architect designs a building that fully matches how people eventually use that building once constructed. There are countless examples—even of prize-winning buildings—where this is not the case. It seems that there is a mismatch between the designers’ intentions and the end users’ experience of the building. One of the aims of the Chair of Cognitive Science at ETH Zurich, a collaborator on the project “How Do Architects ‘Think’ and Design Space,” is to address this mismatch. This chapter aims to elucidate ways in which this mismatch might be tackled, and more generally, to explicate the potential of cognitive science for architectural design.
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en
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Birkhäuser
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The potential of cognitive science for architecture
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Book Chapter
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2020-07-06
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Training Spatial Abilities. A Workbook for Students of Architecture
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18
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20
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“How do architects ‘think and design space’?” An interdisciplinary investigation upon architects spatial knowledge, spatial ability and the possibilities for pedagogical improvements in architectural education.
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::02527 - Institut für Verhaltenswissenschaften / Institute of Behavioral Sciences::03987 - Hölscher, Christoph / Hölscher, Christoph
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::02527 - Institut für Verhaltenswissenschaften / Institute of Behavioral Sciences::03987 - Hölscher, Christoph / Hölscher, Christoph
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166417
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SNF
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10.13039/501100001711
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Interdisziplinäres Projekt
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2020-08-02T19:31:16Z
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