sensory science

Feeling Mathematical? (08-31-12)

Hah investigated the mathematical principles fundamental to the design of many famous structures (including the Sydney Opera House, the US Capital, and Gehry’s Bilbao Guggenheim) as well as building components (e.g., Gothic arches).  

Emotion in Music (08-28-12)

Designers developing spaces, particularly public ones such as restaurants, can reasonably assume that music will be played in the places they are creating and that the emotional effects generated by that music will combine with the psychological ramifications of their design to create an overall response.