EXPERIENCING THE DEADLY EMOTIONS THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL ARCHITECTURE A WALK THROUGH THE SUFFERINGS OF EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS
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The work examines the architectural and space designing strategies for human behaviours changing. This article studies the role that the height, width, and psychology of elements in architecture and space design can play in triggering the human emotions like fear, and confusion. The outcome of this study is then applied for designing spaces in such a way as to make its user feel the sufferings of the survivors of earthquake. This study first explored the literature on emotional and behavioural architecture. Feeling architecture was the main topic under which readings of various articles related to heights, width, element placement, and colour psychology was done. Secondly, three case studies, covering works of architects, were done to explore how they transformed feelings and emotions into architectural spaces to narrate stories.
Emotion of fear was of most attention, where the space is designed keeping in mind the earthquake 2005 as historical genius loci. A deadly scene captured inside the walls, reminded people the disastrous scenarios of earthquake. The ups and downs of human life translated into ups and downs of spaces though providing an experiential space making humans curious to explore more and experience more.