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Spacefulness
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

How can space create qualities that evoke spatial contemplation, exploration and sensory stimulation to create consciousness and spaces for healing and well being? The fast paced lives, new technology and the constant connection today is leading to stress and anxiety and takes hold of one’s ability to remain present. It has been a change in the fundamentals of the human experience. Our use of technology is creating a two dimensional world, where we´re experiencing the world through the phone, tv or computer which has replaced the experience through the body and all of its senses. Stress narrows our attention and our connection to the present moment and personal encounters. So how can space then instead create consciousness so that we become aware and mindful in the present moment? By emphasising the path to our destination, we can make the arrow longer between point A and point B. This can be done by using different types of mens to heighten the sensory experience acoustically, tactilely and visually. We can see the path we think we are going to take to get to the goal, but along the way we meander, we engage, we stop and touch the wall, we feel the light filter into the space, we pause in the warmth that is created from the ambience, we hear the sound from dripping water. These are perhaps the more memorable experiences. Not the goal but the way there itself.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 27
Series
TRITA-ABE-MBT-1980
Keywords [en]
Alternative treatment, consciousness, mindfulness, materiality, tactility
National Category
Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-262899OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-262899DiVA, id: diva2:1365137
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2019-10-23 Created: 2019-10-23 Last updated: 2019-10-23Bibliographically approved

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