A ‘plural’ architectural experience through ‘movement’, ‘sensation’, and ‘memory’ in ‘time’.

Özer, Tuğba
From antiquity to the present, the supremacy of vision is an undeniable fact, which, however, shows an alteration in modern times due to the technological improvements. This alteration in the supremacy of vision has also affected architecture, causing it to be experienced merely by its appearance. Yet, this thesis argues that it is not sufficient to understand and experience architecture by its appearance. Accordingly, this thesis aims to voice criticism towards this supremacy of vision in experiencing architecture, laying stress on the reasons why „solely‟ vision is inadequate. As opposed to the supremacy of vision, the thesis argues that understanding as well as experiencing a building occurs with „dwelling‟. Benefiting from the field of phenomenology, the thesis introduces an interpreted understanding of dwelling, namely „plural architectural experience‟ through „movement‟, „sensation‟ and „memory‟, progressing in „time‟. To concretize these defined concepts, the plural architectural experience will be narrated via METU Faculty of Architecture. By this means, the importance of this plural experience is highlighted in order to create awareness for those creating and for those experiencing.  


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Citation Formats
T. Özer, “A ‘plural’ architectural experience through ‘movement’, ‘sensation’, and ‘memory’ in ‘time’.,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2016.