‘Poetics of space’ is the ability of spaces to evoke strong emotions in people. This paper decodes different poetic qualities of spaces and explores in detail ‘emotiveness’, one of the five derived poetic qualities. Emotiveness deals with human emotions. Different elements in space evoke different emotions. The research dissects the ‘Basic model of emotions’ by Pieter Desmet and links the intangible emotion to the tangible ‘emotiveness in architecture’. Case examples of selected typologies of architectural spaces which are claimed to be emotive are studied and analysed, and various emotive elements and their aspects are identified. Apart from reports, articles and video documentaries of the selected case studies, the top user-stated reviews of the case examples are also studied for identifying the emotive elements. This study identifies spatial elements as stimulators of different emotions - form, material and texture, colour, light, scale, and proportions, etc. - which induces that state of feeling. The paper details how single or multiple interactions of these emotive elements give rise to the identified emotional responses in the users.
Student, Architecture, College of Engineering Trivandum, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, Kerala, India Shailaja Nair
College of Engineering Trivandum, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
POETICS OF SPACE, ATMOSPHERE IN ARCHITECTURE, EMOTIVENESS, EMOTION